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30/07/2020 07:45am

Red Cross places order on KVIC for supply of 1.8 lac masks

image Red Cross places order on KVIC for supply of 1.8 lac masks

New Delhi, July 30 (KNN) The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has received a prestigious purchase order from Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) to supply 1.80 lakh face masks.

Reportedly, KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena welcomed the order from the IRCS and said the massive demand of Khadi face masks is a major step in the direction of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.

“This order will help our Khadi artisans to produce more yarn and fabric and will further add to their income in these difficult times,” Saxena added.

The IRCS masks will be made of 100 per cent double-twisted handcrafted cotton fabric in brown colour with red piping.

KVIC has especially designed these double-layered cotton masks for the IRCS as per the samples provided by them. The mask will have a suitably printed IRCS logo on the left side and the Khadi India tag on the right side. The supply of masks will begin by next month.

The execution of this order will require over 20,000 meter of the fabric which will generate 9000 additional man-days for the Khadi artisans.

So far KVIC has sold over 10 lakh face masks which include double-layered Cotton Masks and triple-layered Silk Masks. The biggest order for face masks that the KVIC received was from the Jammu & Kashmir Government for 7 lakh masks that have been delivered on time.


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