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.
ITBP signs the first agreement with Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) today. First CAPF to have supplies from the Commission. Many food, clothing and other issued items for ITBP jawans will be procured from KVIC in the days to come.#swadeshifirst #Himveers pic.twitter.com/A1USSkArQZ— ITBP (@ITBP_official) July 31, 2020
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.
Thankful to Hon'ble HM @AmitShah ji for his initiative to support Swadeshi; KVIC signed historic deal with ITBP for first-ever supply of Khadi products to paramilitary forces.This will strengthen village industrues,create local employment & make India Aatmanirbhar @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/ybZi78dQhr— Chairman KVIC (@ChairmanKvic) July 31, 2020
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.