Students of the government-run Eklavya Model Residential Schools, New Delhi, will soon wear special khadi uniforms designed by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). The Tribal Affairs Ministry plans to buy 6 lakh metres of khadi fabric worth ₹14.7 crore from the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). The bulk purchase will benefit khadi artisans in terms of more employment and better income. At present, there are 73,000 tribal students studying in these schools. In the future, KVIC plans to supply khadi products such as towels, bedding and durries to all the students at these schools.
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