Mandatory for employees of J&K KVIB to wear Khadi clothes in office
Jammu, Mar 14 (KNN) In order to promote Khadi and Khadi made products in the state, the Vice Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board, Dr Hina Shafi Bhat made it mandatory for all the employees of the Board to wear Khadi clothes in the office.
As per a circular issued here on March 12, all the officers/officials of J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board are enjoined to wear official Khadi dress during duty hours from March 18, 2019.
“I have suggested to make wearing of Khadi clothes compulsory for all employees of the Board, especially during duty hours. This is an important step towards reviving Khadi and Village Industries sector in the State,” said Bhat,
She asserted that the decision will surely benefit the artisans associated with Khadi and Village Industries sector, especially micro industrial enterprises.
Bhat said, “The Prime Minister had urged the nation to promote Khadi sector of the country. After that, he constantly stressed upon the use of Khadi products during ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme. Khadi products have witnessed 90 per cent rise in sale.”
She further said, “This will greatly support Khadi sector and rural artisans will get sustainable additional employment. Besides, the Board employees will also get the benefit of wearing skin-friendly natural fabric.”
Pertinent to mention here that Khadi is a cloth woven from cotton, silk or woolen yarn hand-spun or from a mixture of any two or all of such yarns. (KNN/JM)