KVIC and ITBP sign MoU to supply Khadi Mustard Oil now

The KVIC and ITBP have signed the MoU for a period of one year and it will be renewed further.
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Updated: Aug 01, 2020 04:56:26 pm

KVIC and ITBP sign MoU to supply Khadi Mustard Oil now

01 August 2020 Current Affairs:The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to supply mustard oil on 31st July 2020. The move is in line with “Aatmanirbhar.” The MoU was signed by Shri VK Nagar, Director, KVIC and Shri Rama Kant Sharma, DIG, ITBP in presence of KVIC Chairman, Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena.

Highlights:
♦ The KVIC and ITBP have signed the MoU for a period of one year and it will be renewed further.
♦ The next products in the pipeline are cotton mats (dari), blankets, bedsheets, pillow covers, pickles, honey, papad, and cosmetics, etc. The total value of oil and dari will be approximately Rs.18 crore.
♦ The move By GoI is to encourage local products in a bid to support the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” initiated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. 
♦ GoI also made it mandatory to sell only “Swadeshi” products through the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) canteens across India. 
♦ ITBP is the nodal agency appointed by MHA for the procurement of provisions on behalf of all paramilitary forces.
♦ The ITBP is expected to place an order for a supply of 1200 quintals of high quality kacchi ghani mustard oil which will be supplied by KVIC through its Prime Ministers Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) units in a month’s time.
♦ The MoU aims to provide the best quality oil to the jawans guarding our borders, that too, on time will be our top priority.
♦ KVIC recently supplied products like honey, pickles, edible oils, agarbatti, papad, amla candy, and cotton towels, etc. to CAPF canteens on trial basis. 
♦ Also, 63 new products are being prepared for adding in the supply basket.
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