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KVIC develops double layered khadi masks, to supply to J&K

By
Fibre2Fashion
Published
Apr 14, 2020

India’s Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has developed a double layered khadi mask and has procured orders for its supply. It recently bagged an order to supply 7.5 lakh pieces of such masks to Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) out of which 5 lakh pieces will be supplied to Jammu district, 1,40,000 to Pulwama district, a lakh to Udhampur and 10,000 to Kupwara.



These masks will be supplied to assist development commissioners of these districts. Cotton reusable mask will 7 inches long and 9 inches wide with three pleats, four strips at corner for tying.

KVIC chairman VK Saxena said the khadi fabric helps retain 70 per cent of the moisture content inside, while providing an easy passage for air, according to an official press release.

The Khadi Stitching Centre at Nagrotta near Jammu has been turned into a mask stitching centre, which is producing 10,000 masks per day, while the rest of the orders are being distributed amongst various self-help groups and khadi institutions in and around Srinagar.

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