KVIC to supply Khadi mustard oil to Assam Rifles

KVIC to supply Khadi mustard oil to Assam Rifles
KVIC and Assam Rifles have signed an MoU for a period of one year which will be renewed further. Notably, the KVIC recently supplied products like; honey, pickles, edible oils, agarbatti, papad, amla candy and cotton towels to CAPF canteens

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has joined hands with Assam Rifles to supply mustard oil. On Monday, KVIC and Assam Rifles signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect. The MoU was signed by Jitendra Kumar Gupta, Zonal Dy. Chief Executive Officer, KVIC and Biju K. Sam, Commandant, Assam Rifles.

The development comes in wake of the instructions of Home Minister Amit Shah to the paramilitary forces, to encourage local products in a bid to support the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Amit Shah had also made it mandatory to sell only “Swadeshi” products through the CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) canteens across India. The Assam Rifles will soon place an order for the supply of 458 quintals of high-quality kachhi ghani mustard oil, worth about Rs. 2.71 crores, which will be supplied by KVIC during 2022-23. The mustard oil will be packed in 15 kg square ISI marked tin conforming to BIS specification No IS: 10325-2000 and a one-litre pet bottle as per the specification of BIS/FSSAI norms as applicable in pan India.

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Supplies of mustard oil by the KVIC shall conform to the relevant FSSAI standards. The quality of Khadi mustard oil will be checked at the consignee’s doorstep by a board of officers detailed by the DG, Assam Rifles. Mustard oil proposed to be supplied will carry a shelf-life of approximately nine months from the date of supply at Assam Rifles for soundness, wholesomeness and fitness for human consumption. Supply will be provisioned by KVIC within 45 days from the date of issue of the supply order. Stores are required to be dispatched by road and rail transport only up to five destinations (1) Shillong, 2) Dimapur, 3) Mantripukhri (Imphal), 4) Silchar and 5) Jorhat, all MGARs locations of Assam Rifles) on freight paid basis.

Manoj Kumar, Chairman, Khadi and Village Industries Commission said that the MoU is a historic step, as this is for the second time that KVIC has signed a deal with the paramilitary forces for the supply of any material. He said this was a major step towards creating sustainable local employment in these times.

The KVIC and Assam Rifles have signed the MoU for a period of one year which will be renewed further. Notably, the KVIC recently supplied products like; honey, pickles, edible oils, agarbatti, papad, amla candy and cotton towels to CAPF canteens.

(The story is based on a PIB press release.)

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