Khadi Handmade Paper Slippers
Part of: Prelims and GS-III Economy
Context Starting 14th January, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) will begin the sale of Khadi handmade paper “Use & Throw” slippers for the use of the devotees and the workers at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi
- The slippers will be sold by Kashi Hastkala Pratisthan, a registered Khadi Institution in Varanasi.
- It is forbidden to wear footwear made of leather or rubber on the temple premises.
- The “use & throw” slippers made of handmade paper will maintain the sanctity of the temple and at the same time will also save devotees from heat and cold during harsh weather conditions.
- These slippers will prevent any kind of pollution as they are made of natural fibres.
- These slippers have been developed for the first time in India.
- These are 100% eco-friendly and cost-effective.
- The Handmade paper used is completely wood-free and made of natural fibres like Cotton & Silk rags and agro waste.
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)
- It is a statutory body established under KVIC Act, 1956 and functions under the Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises.
- It is charged with the planning, promotion, organisation and implementation of programmes for the development of Khadi and other village industries in the rural areas in coordination with other agencies engaged in rural development wherever necessary.