In 1959, Bharat Khadi Sevak Sangha, started training the rural artisans for hand-spun and hand-woven clothing. Since then, landless laborers, farmers and other such rural artisans started earning their livelihood out of this self-help group. This self-help group works on a scheme where the government funds the group without any working capital popularly known as Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI).
Simultaneously, KVIC opened showrooms in the name and style of Khadi Gram Udyog Bhawan, in Delhi, Bombay, Madras, Patna, Bangalore and Calcutta to boost up sales of the finished products made by these rural artisans. You can also buy saree online and other products.
Thus, Bharat Khadi Sevak Sangha was incepted on 23rd March, 1959 with a view to organize a “SANGHA” of Khadi Sevak of the country of India under the Chairmanship of Late Kameswar Thakur, a veteran Khadi worker and a well-known personality in the field of Social Work in Bihar. Late Nrisingha Prasad Biswas, a veteran Khadi worker, freedom fighter and social worker became the founder secretary of the institution. Other members of the institutions were belonging to West Bengal and Bihar. The Sangha retails its products through various major outlets including Murshidabad Silk House in Kolkata and Bharat Khadi in Murshidabad.