Varanasi (UP): The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) will soon start online booking for delivering idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh as well as earthen lamps for Diwali celebrations. This is a step towards promoting local products and replacing Chinese items.
Potters, mainly from Varanasi region, will play a key role in KVIC’s venture, which entered the e-commerce industry in July, with handmade paper packaging materials to prevent plastic pollution.
According to KVIC Chairman Vinay Kumar Saxena,”We have decided to begin online sale of earthen lamps and idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh this Diwali. The initiative aims at promoting Swadeshi products and reduce the import of these articles from China. The KVIC will make it possible with the help of the potters’ fraternity, especially from Varanasi region.”
He said the KVIC has distributed more than 2,700 electric potter wheels among potters in Varanasi to revive the