Published: 28th May 2020
Industrial Training Institutes get their mask game on-point, produce 14.15 lakh masks
Till date, the ITIs have produced 14.15 lakh masks and will continue to do so in a bid to help fight the global pandemic while also raising entrepreneurial spirit and profile among stakeholders
In what is being seen as an example of the superior expertise of government-run Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the country, the high-quality reusable cloth masks they are producing will now be available on popular e-commerce platforms towards meeting the soaring demand. The ITIs are playing a critical role during this time of crisis through the provision of quality training and innovation.
Till date, the ITIs have produced 14.15 lakh masks and will continue to do so in a bid to help fight the global pandemic while also raising entrepreneurial spirit and profile among stakeholders. The five-layered masks are made of breathable mask fabric with non-woven polypropylene which is cotton-knitted and skin-friendly. It also gives superior protection against bacteria, particles and droplets.
The price of the masks has been kept low to ensure easy access and availability has been improved through sale via online platforms including Shoppers Stop and Amazon. The Government training centres that helped in the mask production are: Apart from ITIs, 18 NSTIs are also making masks. 15 ITIs in Andhra Pradesh prepared 65,274 masks. Eight ITIs in Kerala prepared 3160 masks and two ITIs distributed 1200litres of hand sanitizers. 29 ITIs in Telangana prepared 44,223 masks.
Government Nodal ITI Darward, Karnataka prepared 5000 masks. Govt ITI, Central Prison, Trichy, Tamil Nadu prepared 32,480 masks. Haryana State Directorate issued letter to 89 ITIs for preparation of masks. It has made 326,596 masks and are in the final stages of making efforts to sell through e-commerce site. ITI Brahmapur, Odisha produced 1,000 Mask and handed over to District.
77 Govt. ITIs in Punjab have prepared 869,174 masks. 8 ITIs in Jammu prepared 4485 masks. 9 ITIs of Ghaziabad, UP, produced 6550 masks. 23 ITIs in Karnataka have prepared 20,020 masks. ITI, Kulgam, Jammu and Kashmir prepared and handed over 15000 masks.