India is planning to sign agreements with various countries to promote khadi handloom and hold exhibitions abroad to showcase the indigenous fabric. It is also exploring signing of memoranda of understanding between Indian exporters and overseas importers, through the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), to boost outward shipments.

KVIC under the Ministry of micro, small & medium enterprises (MSME) is also having discussions with industry associations abroad to open franchisee outlets, where khadi products would be put on sale, according to a report. The Ministry is looking at using export promotion clusters to boost outward shipments of khadi products, say top officials in the Ministry.