The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has received the first order from Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) for supplying 1200 quintals of kacchi ghani mustard oil. It is of total worth Rs 1.73 crore. The purchase order comes just weeks after the MoU signed between KVIC and ITBP. It is basically associated with the Prime Minister’s call for “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” and “vocal for local”. According to a report from KVIC, the order will be supplied to ITBP within 30 days from the date of order.
The KVIC and ITBP have signed the MoU for a period of one year which will be renewed further. The Minister for MSME, Shri Nitin Gadkari lauded KVIC’s efforts for their contribution towards the Aatmanirbhar Bharat. He said, this would definitely encourage local production and empower lakhs of people engaged with village industries.
Benefits of this order:
KVIC has said that this order will create additional jobs at the Khadi institutions, manufacturing high quality kacchi ghani mustard oil. KVIC has instructed Khadi institutions to work in 3 shifts. It will help to complete the supply within the stipulated period of 30 days. This order will generate lakhs of additional man hours for Khadi artisans and thus encouraging local production. This will help to strengthen the village industries. At the same time, jawans at the border will get the best quality mustard oil.
The development comes in wake of the instructions of Home Minister Shri Amit Shah to the paramilitary forces to encourage local products in a bid to support the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”. Shri Amit Shah has made it mandatory to sell only “Swadeshi” products through the CAPF canteens across India, KVIC added.
KVIC Chairman Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena welcomed the purchase order. He added that it was a major step towards strengthening our village industries and empowering the local artisans. “Only by encouraging local production and strengthening our village industries, we can overcome financial distress and create sustainable livelihood for our people. We will ensure the supplies are made before time,” Saxena said.
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