Railways gives khadi industry a boost! Orders new bed sheets, towels and linen for trains railway-news

 

New Delhi: According to a reoprt of Financial Express, Railway Board has ordered to procure new linen items like bed sheets, pillow covers and face towels for trains, according to a recent PTI report, to zonal networks in all over country. This comes days after Varanasi and Raebareli were instructed to use earthen cups or kulhads from the government organisations, so as to serve hot tea and other items at railway stations. This will prove to be a great benefit for artisans who are behind the manufacturing and production of these linen items as well as terracotta products. 
 
Earlier this month, Indian Railways had decided to use locally- produced and environment-friendly terracotta products manufactured by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). These products include kulhads, glasses and plates for serving catering items to passengers at the two railway stations, namely at Varanasi and Raebareli. 
 
According to the report, the Railway Board had issued an order on January 17 for the procurement of linen items, like bedsheets, pillow cover and face towels. The order was given to KVIC and then to the Association of Corporations and Apex Societies of Handlooms (ACASH). The order also stated that if these two organisations fail to meet the requirements, only then should the zonal railway networks approach the open market. 
 
Vinay Kumar Saxena, KVIC, Chairman was quoted saying that Indian Railways would not only give more work to the artisans associated with Khadi and Village Industries, but it would also pave way for the KVIC for more convergence with different ministries as well as the public sector units. He added that the orders from the Railway Board will certainly create more employment and will subsequently raise the income of the existing artisans.Financal Express


Posted Date :  01-02-19

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