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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to support the growth of the khadi sector, which would help the poor of the country.

In his 36th monthly radio address, Modi said people have come forward to promote khadi and strengthen the Swachh Bharat initiative.

“Khadi is not a piece of cloth but an idea. I am not asking people to only wear Khadi but since there are so many fabrics with people, why not one of Khadi as well? Youth is also getting attracted to Khadi. The sale of Khadi has increased because of which poor are getting jobs," Modi said.

On the three years of Mann Ki Baat, Modi said it had succeeded in connecting directly with the people because of the involvement shown by the people of the country.

“Mann Ki Baat has become a unique opportunity to connect with the entire country. It has become a platform where people from across the nation share constructive views, express their views and concerns," Modi said.

“The radio programme only takes 30 minutes of time every month but people give their views and write about them every day. It is because of the involvement of the people that the government has become more sensitive towards the needs of the people," Modi added.

He also said there is growing support for Swachhata Hi Seva (Cleanliness is Service) movement and that people were actively contributing to Swachh Bharat.


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