KVIC adopts handmade carton boxes for packaging
Promoting Khadi products will be a boost to farmers
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Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has adopted handmade paper envelopes/packets and handmade carton boxes for packaging of articles except for liquid materials to prevent any leakage during transportation and to align with Khadi’s principle of ‘Green Chemistry’. It has specially designed handmade paper envelopes made of banana fiber which it will soon start production.
This assumes significance in wake of the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to various E-commerce companies for putting a check on excessive use of plastic in packaging of goods. KVIC is using the handmade paper packets manufactured at its Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI), Jaipur, which is creating additional employment in manufacturing handmade paper packaging materials.
KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that Khadi products are natural and use of handmade paper is the most environmentally conscious way of packaging Khadi products to our customers. This has helped it win appreciation from its online customers for delivery of goods in paper packets. Promoting Khadi products will be a boost to farmers who provide the raw materials required for this newly trending industry in India.