New Delhi. 07 January 2020. With having an agreement signed with the KVIC, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will be procuring 1, 71, 520 numbers of cotton khadi durries for CAPF jawans in Rs 8 Crore, 73 Lac 46 thousand. The ITBP has been credited to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to become the first force among the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) to have supplies from the Commission.

An agreement has been signed between the ITBP and the KVIC at the Gandhi Smriti, Rajghat, New Delhi base office of the KVIC today in the presence of Sh Vinay Kumar Saxena, Chairman, KVIC, Sh Vivek Bharadwaj, Additional Secretary, Police Modernisation MHA and Sh Anand Swaroop, IG ITBP.

Earlier in the year, the ITBP had an agreement with the KVIC in July for total 1200 Quintal of Mustard Oil to be procured from KVIC by ITBP with a total financial implication of Rs 1 Crore, 73 Lac and 80 Thousand.

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. The Government was celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in 2019.

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

The ITBP had suggested that Durrie, Blankets, Towel, Mustard Oil, Yoga Kit, Hospital Bed Sheets, Pickles etc can be purchased for jawans of the Force through KVIC.

The process of procuring Khadi bed sheets and pillow covers from KVIC for all CAPF Hospitals is also underway and it is expected that it will be procured in this financial year itself. Many such items will be procured from the KVIC for promoting the local products in the CAPFs.