The demand for khadi apparel has witnessed a surge due to elections, with its sale registering a record high of Rs. 3,215 cr, up 29 per cent, in the fiscal ended March compared to the previous fiscal. According to Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman Vinay Kumar Saxena, the khadi business registered a four -fold growth in the last five years. The sale figure was Rs. 811 cr in 2013-14.