About Us

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 Sri 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.

 The Samstha also organizes mobile hawking sales to reach the interior villages for promotion and sale of Khadi & village industry products.Today as many as 2060 persons are employed regularly of which 1448 are spinners, 464 weavers, 50 dhobis and 95 regular salaried staff in various other activities including office and management.

Shri V. MURALI KRISHNA, Former Secretary of our institution is a progressive minded person. He took over office in 1997, the assets of our institution rose to an extent of Rs.6.47 crores and business volume increased to Rs.7.38 crores per annum.

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.

Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan- Delhi, Gandhi Ashram-lucknow, Kolkotabhavan and the bhavan at Ranchi are some of the organizations using the software developed by our institution.

n 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.

Shri V.Pavel, the present secretary of our institution took office in 2010. we have achieved a lot of mile stones in the Khadi and village industry sector since then. We are the first to be awarded ISO 9001: 2008 certification in the Khadi sector. We have established a common facility centre for beekeeping with a honey processing and bottling unit for the upliftment of the beekeeping sector and created employment and marketing opportunities to a hundreds of rural population. We have achieved an asset value of 30.85 crores and business volume of 15.32 crores per annum.