Friday, June 30, 2017

KVIC bags orders worth Rs 12 crore from Air India, Raymond

New Delhi: Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) today said it has received orders to the tune of Rs 12 crore from national carrier Air India and textiles firm Raymond.
Air India has placed an order worth nearly Rs 7.98 crore for getting 65,500 units of amenity kits for its first class and business class passengers, KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said in a release.
The kits, that includes hand sanitiser and handmade soap, are to be supplied in one month, it added. "The products will be supplied by Khadi Gramodyog Bhawan, a flagship retail unit of the KVIC. The orders (have been) secured through competitive tendering," Saxena said. In September last year, the airline had placed an order for supplying 5.75 lakh khadi soap cakes at a cost of Rs 45 lakh. Other previous orders include an order valued at Rs 8 crore for 1.85 lakh amenity kits. Besides, Raymond has ordered 1,33,318 meters of khadi fabric. The order is worth around Rs 4 crore. Saxena said that as per an agreement with Raymond, the latter has to procure a minimum of Rs 2.5 crore fabric every year from KVIC.
30/06/17 PTI/India Today

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