Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) expects to clock Rs 5 crore from sales of yoga kits during fifth International Yoga Day on June 21 this year. The commission has received orders worth Rs 2.5 crore ($360,037) from the Ministry of Ayush for the supply of yoga kits. The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and Khadi institutions have also placed an order for 2,000 and 400 Khadi Yoga kits respectively.
These purchase orders of around Rs 2.50 crore have been given to KVIC for supplying 60,000 yoga mats, besides 2,400 yoga kits. For the order from Ministry of Ayush, 17 Khadi institutions from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Haryana were given the assignments to supply yoga mats. The orders have created additional job opportunities and extra man-hours in the Khadi sector.
To add to the style quotient, a unique tricolour Khadi garland (sootmala) has been included in the yoga kit. KVIC witnessed strong sales during the last fiscal year and reported revenue of Rs 3,200 crore ($465.2 million) for FY 2018-19.