Centre begins online sale of Khadi face masks


In the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises unit Khadi and Village Commission (KVIC) from Wednesday have started selling Khadi Face Masks online.

In an official release the ministry stated, “The widely popular Khadi Face Masks are now available for online sale. This will benefit people in the remotest parts of the country particularly those who cannot afford to move out of their houses or visit Khadi India outlets due to constraints”.

KVIC Chairman Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena said the online sale of Khadi face masks has been started so that people buy only genuine Khadi face masks. “Online sale of Khadi masks also aims at preventing buyers from any fraud,” adding, “Many online portals have been selling masks in the name of Khadi that are neither genuine Khadi fabric nor hand-made products”.

The release added, Khadi Cotton face masks are made of double-twisted 100% cotton fabric. These masks are double-layered with three pleats and available in three sizes and two patterns. The Silk masks, on the other hand, are triple-layered with two inner layers of 100% Khadi Cotton and the top layer of Khadi Silk fabric. The Silk masks are available in a wide range of color options in printed as well as non-printed patterns.

KVIC is selling both Khadi Cotton and Silk masks. While the Cotton face masks are priced nominally at Rs 30 per piece, the Silk masks are available for Rs 100 per piece. Orders can be placed on the ministry unit’s official website.

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