send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning your email id and mobileno registered with us! if details not recieved
Resend Opt after 60 Sec.
Please verify your mobile number
Please update your name
Subscribe to Notifications
Stay updated with the latest Current affairs and other important updates regarding video Lectures, Test Schedules, live sessions etc..
Refer & Earn
My Abhipedia Earning
Kindly Login to view your earning
The term Khadi or khaddar means cotton. Khadi is Indian handspun and hand-woven cloth. The raw materials may be cotton, silk, or wool, which are spun into threads on a spinning wheel called a charkha. Khadi is not just a cloth, it is a whole movement started by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The Khadi movement was aimed at boycotting foreign goods and promoting Indian goods, thereby improving India's economy. Mahatma Gandhi began promoting the spinning of Khadi for rural self-employment and self-reliance (instead of using cloth manufactured industrially in Britain) in 1920s India thus making Khadi an integral part and icon of the Swadeshi movement. The freedom struggle revolved around the use of Khadifabrics and the dumping of foreign-made clothes. When some people complained about the costliness of Khadi to Mahatma Gandhi, he started wearing only loincloth. Thus it symbolized the political ideas and independence itself, and to this day most politicians in India are seen only in Khadi clothing.
Consider the following assumptions with reference to the passage:
1. Khadi was manufactured by the people residing in rural areas of India.
2. Khadi was costlier than the imported fabric.
With reference to the passage, which of the assumptions is/are valid?
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
The passage mentions that the spinning of Khadi was aimed at promoting rural self-employment. This could obviously have been correct only if it assumed that Khadi was manufactured by the rural population of India. Hence, statement (1) is correct. While the passage does say that Khadi was costly, it does not indicate that it was costlier than imported fabric. Hence, statement (2) is wrong.
By: Kritika Kaushal ProfileResourcesReport error
Access to prime resources