After the commerce ministry lifted the ban on export of non-medical masks, Khadi and village industries commission (KVIC) has announced its intention to export Khadi face masks to countries like the USA, Dubai, Mauritius.
Keeping in view the huge demand of face masks during the global COVID-19 pandemic, the KVIC has developed double layered and triple-layered Cotton as well as Silk face masks respectively.
The KVIC has so far received orders to supply 8 lakh masks, of which, it has supplied more than 6 lakh masks during the lockdown period. The order for these masks were received from the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Prime Minister’s Office, Central Government ministries, J&K government and the general public.
Over 7.5 lakh Khadi masks have been distributed free to the District Authorities by Khadi Institutions across the country, the statement said.
The KVIC plans to supply khadi face masks in countries like Dubai, USA, Mauritius and several European and Middle East countries through the Indian embassies, it said.
These masks are cost effective, breathable, reusable and biodegradable.