Khadi face masks may soon hit foreign markets, Retail News, ET Retail

NEW DELHI: The Khadi and village industries fee (KVIC) will glance at exporting Khadi encounter masks to international locations like the United states, Dubai, Mauritius, just after the Commerce ministry lifted the ban on export of non-professional medical masks.

Retaining in view the huge demand from customers of encounter masks through the world-wide Covid-19 pandemic, the KVIC has created double layered and triple-layered Cotton as effectively as Silk encounter masks respectively, KVIC claimed in a statement on Thursday.

The KVIC has so far been given orders to offer eight lakh masks, of which, it has supplied much more than 6 lakh masks through the lockdown time period. The get for these masks were been given from the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Primary Minister’s Workplace, Central Federal government ministries, J&K governing administration and the common community.

In excess of seven.five lakh Khadi masks have been distributed absolutely free to the District Authorities by Khadi Institutions across the region, the statement claimed.

The KVIC designs to offer khadi encounter masks in international locations like Dubai, United states, Mauritius and many European and Middle East international locations by way of the Indian embassies, it claimed.

KVIC Chairman, Vinai Kumar Saxena claimed the export of Khadi masks is an proper case in point of “Local to Global”.

“The export of Khadi masks will lead to spike in manufacturing and in the end develop large scale employment opportunity for artisans in India,” Saxena was quoted as saying in the statement.

These masks are price tag productive, breathable, reusable and biodegradable, Saxena added.