The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has received the first order from Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) for supplying 1,200 quintals of kacchi ghani mustard oil worth Rs 1.73 crore. The purchase order comes just weeks after the MoU signed between KVIC and ITBP on 31 July, which is aligned with the Prime Minister’s call for “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” and “Vocal for Local”. The order will be supplied to ITBP within 30 days from the date of order.
The Minister for MSME, Nitin Gadkari lauded KVIC’s efforts saying this would encourage local production and empower lakhs of people engaged with village industries.
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 so as to complete the supply within the stipulated period of 30 days.
KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena welcomed the purchase order saying this was a major step towards strengthening our village industries.