Air India to continue giving Khadi amenity kits to international passengers as it renews a contract with the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) a statutory body formed by the Government of India.
It is an apex organization, to khadi and village industries within India, which seeks to – plan, promote, facilitate, organize and assist in the establishment and development of khadi and village industries in the rural areas in coordination with other agencies engaged in rural development wherever necessary.
This the third successive order that Air India is placing with KVIC for the amenity kits, a statement from the government has said. The kit will include Khadi hand sanitizer, moisturizer lotion, handmade soap, lip balm, Khadi rose face wash and essential oils.
The latest order will see 1.85 amenity kits delivered to Air India at a cost of Rs 8 crore. This follows a 2016 order for 5.75 lakh pieces of Khadi soap cakes. That order had come on the basis of an Air India policy decision to promote the use of indigenous fabric and to increase its sourcing from KVIC.