Mumbai: The Government hospitals in India have emerged as the biggest client of Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC). A total of 23 Central Government hospitals placed an order of Rs. 150 crore to get supply of khadi goods. Bed sheets, abdomen sheets, dressing towels, surgeon gown, surgical patient gown, kurta pyjama, doctor’s coat, etc. are among 46 products which have been approved by the Health Ministry of India for supply to hospitals.
Not only from Government hospitals, in the past few months KVIC has also bagged orders from ONGC (Rs. 52 crore), railways (Rs. 42 crore), Air India (Rs. 11 crore) and JK White Cement (Rs. 17 lakh). This was announced by KVIC Chairman VK Saxena in a statement. Apart from these, power major NTPC has also placed an order worth Rs. 5.34 crores of 23,000 sleeveless (khadi) jackets for its employees.
“Since the Narendra Modi Government came to power, KVIC has bagged largest-ever order from the Ministry of Health on February 16, 2017,” said KVIC Chairman. The sale of Khadi products stood at Rs. 1,510 crore last year and is likely to increase 35 per cent in this financial year.