Khadi found replacement of plastic water bottles with bamboo bottles
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), which is celebrating 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in a big way, launched several new products which are in tune with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Nitin Gadkari launched a unique bamboo water bottle, Kacchi Ghani mustard oil and sanitary napkins all made by khadi institutions in different parts of the country.
The bamboo water bottle is made at Agartala, Tripura, having capacity to store 700 ml to 900 ml water. It is being seen as the perfect replacement of plastic bottles as it is natural, cost effective, attractive and most eco-friendly. Similarly, Kacchi Ghani mustard oil, which was a common ingredient in all kitchens some 20 years back, lost its sheen due to invasion of double and triple refined cooking oils by the foreign brands. KVIC has revived this industry which is not only labour incentive but good for health also.
The Kacchi Ghani mustard is being supplied by a PMEGP unit established recently near Jaipur. The cost effective sanitary napkins are manufactured in Chandigarh which is also a PMEGP unit. Minister Nitin Gadkari hoped that this year KVIC will break its own record of single day sale of `1.25 crore which happened on October 13, 2018. KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena was present during the launch of the new products.