Khadi Business Says Some Corporations Promoting Pretend PPE Kits Utilizing Its Model Identify

Khadi Industry Says Some Firms Selling Fake PPE Kits Using Its Brand Name

Promoting PPE kits fraudulently within the identify of ‘Khadi India” is prohibited, the fee stated. (File)

New Delhi:

The Khadi and Village Industries Fee (KVIC) on Monday stated sure unscrupulous enterprise companies are manufacturing and promoting private protecting gear kits, fraudulently utilizing its registered trademark brand of ‘Khadi India’, and that it’s mulling authorized motion towards them.

In an announcement, KVIC chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena, additionally clarified that thus far Khadi India has not launched any PPE package available in the market. The KVIC stated it has been learnt that the pretend PPE kits are being offered beneath the impression of a Khadi product, which is completely incorrect and deceptive.

“It should be clarified that KVIC particularly makes use of double-twisted hand-spun, hand-woven Khadi cloth for its merchandise and therefore, the kits product of non-woven materials like polyester and polypropylene are neither Khadi merchandise nor KVIC-approved merchandise,” it stated.

Saxena stated the KVIC has developed its personal private protecting gear (PPE) kits product of Khadi cloth which is at numerous ranges of testing and “thus far we have now not launched Khadi PPE kits available in the market”.

“Promoting PPE kits fraudulently within the identify of ‘Khadi India” is prohibited. On the identical time, they pose a grave threat to the protection of our docs, diagnostic and paramedic workers who’re coping with circumstances of coronavirus illness on a routine foundation,” he stated, including “KVIC is considering authorized motion towards such fraudsters”.

The assertion stated the pretend PPE kits manufactured by one Delhi-based ‘Nichia Company” have been dropped at the discover of Deputy CEO, KVIC, Satya Narayana, who knowledgeable that KVIC has not launched any PPE package or outsourced it to any personal company.

At current, KVIC is just manufacturing and distributing specifically designed Khadi face masks that conform to the very best security requirements.

KVIC is utilizing double-twisted Khadi cloth for manufacturing of those masks because it helps retain 70 per cent of the moisture content material inside. Additional, these masks are product of hand-spun and hand-woven Khadi cloth which is breathable, washable and biodegradable, the assertion added.

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