ITBP becomes 1st CAPF to source products from Khadi & Village Industries Commission

Team India Sentinels Saturday 1st of August 2020 01:24 AM

New Delhi: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has become the first force among the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) to have supplies from the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), an official statement said here on Friday.

According to the agreement signed between ITBP and KVIC, a total 1200 Quintal of Mustard Oil is being procured from KVIC  with a cost of over Rs 1.73 crore.

It was decided during a meeting held at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of the Directors General of the CAPFs in October, 2019 that use of Terry Khadi Uniform and other items of Swadeshi origin should be made available to the CAPFs.

During the visit of Home Minister Amit Shah in December, 2019 to the ITBP headquarter in New Delhi, an exhibition stall was prepared to exhibit the KVIC products.

The Himalayan border guarding force had suggested that durries, blankets, towel, mustard oil, Yoga Kit, hospital bed sheets, pickel  can be purchased for the CAPF's jawans.

Procurement of three items in first phase was identified were - durries, towel and blanket. The process of procuring these items is also on.

For cotton durries, the ITBP has been identified as the nodal agency to procure it for CAPFs.

Approximately 2.5 Lakh durries will be procured by ITBP for the CAPFs with financial implication of Rs 17 Crore.


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