Khadi, Paithani, Research and Training Centre, was established in 2010, thanks to the inspiring support and guidance of ShriA.N.Kadam, secretary of Mahatma Gandhi Mission. His unfailing devotion towards ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, his concern for alternative source of energy and clean environment formed the basis of activities at KPRT centre.
Broad activities of the centreconsisit of (a) Spinning cotton yarns on charkha using solar energy. (b) Weaving yarns into fabrics on handlooms. (c) Dyeing and printing handloom fabrics using natural dyes. (d) Producing Paithani saree using coloured silk yarns on special handlooms. (e) Producing Fashion garments using dyed and printed handloom fabrics.
KPRT Centre aims at developing new techniques of producing totally ecofriendly cotton fabrics using natural dyes which are free from pollution problems generally associated with synthetic dyes and meet the required quality (color fastness) standards.
KPRT Centre aims at reviving handloom fabrics and Paithani sari - Maharashtrian heritage, by introducing specialized training program at the center and carrying out relevant Research & Development activities.