Paramilitary Forces to feel the warmth of Khadi durries; A Big Push for Swadeshi
Posted On: 17 DEC 2021 6:01PM by PIB Delhi
The big Swadeshi drive in paramilitary forces has further accelerated with Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) receiving a fresh order for 77,600 Khadi cotton durries worth Rs 3.95 crore from CISF. With this, the total requirement of Khadi cotton durries from paramilitary forces has gone up to 2,68,458 worth Rs 13.60 crore, against which KVIC has made the first supply of 1000 durries on 12th December 2021 which has been approved by the forces. The balance quantity will be supplied in the lot of 5000 pieces every 10 days.
The development comes in wake of the MoU signed between KVIC and ITBP on 6th January this year for procuring Khadi cotton durries for the paramilitary forces. Earlier, an order was placed for purchasing 1,90,858 durries worth Rs 9.65 crore.
As per the specifications, KVIC will supply blue-colour durries of 1.98-meter length and 1.07-meter width. The cotton durries will be produced by Khadi Institutions of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. This is for the first time jawans of paramilitary forces will feel the warmth of Khadi.
Of the total order of 2,68,458 durries, 1,20,300 durries will be supplied to CISF; 59,445 durries to BSF; 51,000 durries to ITBP and remaining 37,713 durries will be supplied to SSB.
The Swadeshi drive in paramilitary forces has begun on the instructions of Home Minister Shri Amit Shah to encourage local products to support the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”.
KVIC Chairman Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena said the repeat order for Khadi cotton durries is a testimony of the excellent quality of Khadi products which is the hallmark of Khadi. “These bulk orders for Khadi products will not only encourage the use of Swadeshi products in our forces but also create large-scale additional employment for Khadi artisans. KVIC will ensure that the entire quantity of durries is timely delivered to our jawans while maintaining the highest quality standards,” Saxena said.
KVIC has developed the cotton durries as per the samples provided by ITBP and the same has been approved by the agency. The cotton durries prepared by KVIC have also been certified by Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA), a unit of the Textile Ministry recognized by the department of Scientific and Industrial Research for testing the quality parameters.