New Delhi (NVI): Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Khadi and Village industries Commission (KVIC) for supplying 1,71,520 cotton khadi durries worth Rs 8.73 crore.
In this regard, an agreement was signed at the Gandhi Smriti at Rajghat, New Delhi, between Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman, KVIC and Anand Swaroop, IG ITBP.
Vivek Bhardwaj, additional secretary, Police Modernisation, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was also present on the occasion.
“A historical day as the MHA and the CAPFs are always committed towards supporting MSMEs and promotion of #Khadi,” ITBP said in a tweet.
A historical day as the MHA and the CAPFs are always committed towards supporting MSMEs and promotion of #Khadi.#VocalForLocal #SwadeshiApnao #Himveers@AmitShah @HMOIndia @ChairmanKvic @PIBHomeAffairs @PIB_India pic.twitter.com/e0ku0ehpmj
— ITBP (@ITBP_official) January 6, 2021
The development comes in wake of the instructions of Union Home Minister to the paramilitary forces to encourage local products in a bid to support the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The agreement has been signed for one year which will be renewed thereafter. Furthermore, Union Minister for MSME, Nitin Gadkari also welcomed the move.
During the event, KVIC Chairman termed the development as ‘historic’ saying this would not only encourage the use of Swadeshi products in our forces but also create large scale additional employment for Khadi artisans.
“Providing best quality products to our jawans and timely delivery of consignment will be the top priority of KVIC. The purchase orders from the CAPFs is also a matter of pride for Khadi artisans who are serving country’s jawans in their own ways,” Saxena said.
Earlier, on July 31 last year, KVIC had signed an agreement with ITBP for supplying Kacchi Ghani mustard oil which has been successfully supplied. The ITBP is the nodal agency appointed by MHA for the procurement of provisions on behalf of all paramilitary forces.