The Guntur Zilla Khadi Gramodyog Samstha is an organization registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. we started functioning in 1971 with a small capital of a few lakhs of rupees and stocks.
When the institution was decentralized in 1971, its level of production and sales combined was only of Rs.6.69 lakhs. Since then, we made a rapid progress under the able leadership of Shri P. Prasada Rao.
Strictly following the certification rules laid down by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission, we have been able to attain a level of production of Rs.78.23 lakhs and sales at Rs.93.66 Lakhs. (1989-90)
Our institution enjoys a favorable local market, since 70% of the local population are habitual wearers of Khadi.
Our Samstha enjoys a happy and harmonious relationship between and among the management and workers, since all are members of the Institution and everyone of us understand that the well being of the organization is of utmost importance for our personal prosperity.
Our Institution has a marketing advantage of having retail outlets spread over three districts: Guntur, Krishna and Prakasam. We have built up a sound production, sales and organizational management structure and work culture.
The Samstha at present has 12 Khadi Production and Sales Units, one Scutcher card Unit and one Bleaching Unit.
Our Central Vastragar is at the head quarters in Guntur and there are 10 Khadi Bhandars spread over the three districts.
Shri V. MURALI KRISHNA, the former Secretary of the Institution is a progressive minded person. Since he took office in 1997 we improved its assets to the extent of 6.47 crores and a business volume of 7.38corers (p/a).
In 1998 under his leadership we computerized the institution with our own funds. We introduced a highly customized, tailor made software package for inventory management and account management, which has been a successful operation in over two hundred khadi institutions around India for the last twenty years.
Gramodyog Bhavan- Delhi, Gandhi Ashram-Lucknow, Kolkota Bhavan and the Bhavan at Ranchi are some of the organizations using the software developed by our institution.
In 2005 State Level Artisan Welfare & Pension Fund has been established. The Trust has it’s administrative offices at the GZKGS and Shri. V. Murali Krishna is the Secretary for the trust.
Over 84,000 artisans will benefit form this fund and the institutions solely contribute to the fund. Spinners are given an identification number and code. With one press of a button one could see how much spinners were earning month wise, along with their artisan welfare deduction etc.
Serving the Khadi and village industry sector for over 15 years and accomplished several crucial milestones. For the first time in Khadi and village crafts industry, envisioned and established a common facility center for bee-keeping and upliftment of bee-keepers. Achieved an asset value of Rs.60.85 crores and business volume of Rs.25.32 crores per annum.Steered the institute to be the first Samstha to have been awarded ISO 9001: 2008 certification in the Khadi sector.
Our facility for bee-keeping created employment and marketing opportunities to hundreds of rural population and it serves as a nodal point for assured marketing for the bee-keepers in the cluster.
Implementing Khadi Community development programs with a view to encourage, support, and sustain the staff of The Guntur Zilla Khadi Gramodyog Samstha.
As Vice-President (2005-09), introduced innovative marketing and product development programs through Design Intervention and Packaging, which helped Khadi to acquire a more fashionable premium image through differentiated and handcrafted clothing.
Conducted state level exhibitions for improving sales and introduced Khadi and village industry products to a wide range of consumers.
Implemented the K-Tech software for production, inventory and accounts management for Khadi institutions, which is now adopted by over 300 Khadi institutions in India. Steered the institute to be the first Samstha to have been awarded ISO 9001: 2008 certification in the Khadi sector.
Trust in Guntur serves Over 84,000 artisans. Developed a software for Artisans that provides month wise earning, welfare deduction etc.,