Air India to go Khadi

The Khadi and Village industries Commission has signed an agreement with Air India for this.

Published: 02nd April 2016 12:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd April 2016 01:04 PM   |  A+A-


The carrier is expected to invite global tenders for the dry-leasing of these aircraft shortly, airline sources said.| (File/Reuters)


New Delhi, April 2 (ANI): National carrier Air India’s crew members will henceforth wear Khadi made uniforms during their flights.

The Khadi and Village industries Commission (KVIC) has signed an agreement with Air India for this.

According to this agreement, Khadi silk saree, Khadi trousers, Khadi shirts and jackets will be provided to the crew members.

Other essentials provided to passengers during flights will also be of Khadi.

The first experiment of this has been done in the flight which took Prime Minister Narendra Modi to three nations this week.

The KVIC plans to take this initiative further by signing new similar other airlines.

KVIC is in discussions with many state governments also for Khadi made dresses for their staff at various guest houses.

Goa has entered into an agreement with KVIC for Khadi made dresses for its staff in one of their guest houses.

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