GUWAHATI, Aug 13 - The Assam Khadi and Village Industries Board has set a target of Rs 25 lakh from the sale of Tricolours on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day.
�In 2017, we sold Tricolours worth around Rs 20 lakh. This time, till Monday, we have sold flags worth around Rs 19 lakh. This year, while our aim is to earn around Rs 25 lakh, we hope to earn at least Rs 22 lakh,� an official of the Khadi and Village Industries Board said.
The Board has produced six different sizes of Tricolours - 4�6 ft, 3�4.5 ft, 2�3 ft, 1.5�2.25 ft, 1�1.5 ft and 6�9 inch, worth Rs 500, Rs 370, Rs 200, Rs 130, Rs 90 and Rs 60 each, respectively. The official said that these rates have not changed in the past seven years. These flags are available in altogether 39 retail outlets of the Board located across the State. The main production unit is located in Guwahati and more than 10 weavers are involved in the production.
�We have produced around 1,500 to 2,000 pieces of each size. The smallest flag, commonly referred to as car flag, enjoys the highest demand in the market. So, we have produced around 5,000 pieces of it,� the official said.
Meanwhile, the Kamrup Metro district administration has appealed to the public not to use plastic flags in the Independence Day celebrations. Deputy Commissioner Virendra Mittal on Monday said, �We will take stern action if anyone is found selling or using plastic flags.�