Web Exclusive | March 2017
KVIC to upgrade all 6 cotton sliver plants
In a bid to increase cotton supply to khadi institutions, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is planning to upgrade its six cotton sliver plants under the Khadi Reform Development Program (KRDP) this year. The plants’ production capacity will be increased by 40 per cent from current 4 million kg to 5.6 million kg a year.
”We are going to upgrade all six sliver plants this year to increase the cotton supply to khadi institutions. Most of the plants are over three decades old and it is necessary to change technology for better supply,” said VK Saxena, Chairman, KVIC.
The commission will spend about Rs 35-40 crore on the upgradation of the plants. In the first quarter of next financial year, upgradation will be commissioned in all the six plants. The commission is also considering to set up new sliver plants.