The state government of Uttar Pradesh has set its schools to promote the clothes of Khadi across the entire government schools of the state.
In the initial stage the plan will be in four districts as part of pilot project. Lucknow is among the districts to benefit from the dole.
This step by the UP government has been taken to promote indigenous industries, the state will distribute free Khadi uniforms among students of classes 1st to 7th from the upcoming academic session 2019-20.
Additional State Chief Secretary Renuka Kumar said, the Uttar Pradesh Khadi and Village Industries Board (UPKVIB) had been roped in to supply Khadi uniforms. Each student will get two sets of uniform. Each set is priced at Rs. 300, which is Rs. 100 more than that of last year.
“The pilot project will be started in all schools of Mohanlalganj block of Lucknow, Sidhouli block of Sitapur, Chhanbe block of Mirzapur and Matera, Mahasi and Visheshwargabj blocks of Bahraich,” she added.
The dress code of the students have been set as- boys will be wearing brown trousers with red check shirts and girls will be wearing brown skirts with red tops and the collars for both will be of brown colour.
For purchase of uniforms, the government will transfer 75% of the amount to each district as first installment. The uniforms will be distributed to students through the school management committees.
A district-level monitoring panel will oversee the project, which include the members- District Magistrate, Chief Development Officer, General Manager of District Industries centre, Chief Treasurer, Principal DIET, District Basic Education Officer, DIoS and District Panchayati Raj Officer.
Around 1.50 crore students study in 1.58 lakh primary and upper primary government schools in U.P. In the remaining 71 districts, school children will get uniforms as per the standards laid down by the textiles committee under the Union Ministry of Textiles.