Mandatory for government departments to make 20 per cent handloom purchase from KVIC, registered weavers, Retail News, ET Retail

New Delhi: In order to increase the khadi sector, the finance ministry has asked all authorities departments to mandatorily purchase at least 20 for each cent of their textiles need from KVIC, handloom clusters and registered weavers. In order to employ this alter, the Ministry of Finance has amended Rule 153 of Typical Monetary Guidelines (GFR) 2017.

Until now, the central authorities experienced reserved all items of hand spun and hand-woven textiles (khadi products) for distinctive invest in from Khadi Village and Industries Commission (KVIC).

As for each the amended rule, “of all items of textiles essential by the central authorities departments, it shall be required to make procurement of at least 20 for each cent, from amongst items of handloom origin, for distinctive invest in from KVIC and/ or handloom clusters”.

The handloom clusters consist of co-operative societies, self support team federations, joint legal responsibility team, producer companies, corporations which include weavers getting ‘pehchan cards’, said a the latest round from the Ministry of Finance, Office of Expenditure Procurement Policy Division (PPD).

In the Union Funds presented to Parliament on February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman experienced enhanced the allocation for ‘khadi, village and coir industries’ to Rs 1,525.94 crore for the following fiscal.