New Delhi, Khadi and Village Industries Commission, KVIC has issued legal notices to over one thousand private firms so far, for misusing its brand name and selling products under the name of Khadi. The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises today said that Delhi High Court has directed a Ghaziabad-based trader, who indulged in fraudulent manufacturing and selling of counterfeit Khadi Prakritik Paint, to stop all such activities immediately.
The Ministry said, Khadi Prakritik Paint is a unique, innovative paint made from cow dung is developed by KVIC. It said, the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial paint was launched by MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari on 12th of January this year. The Ministry said, the paint became popular and huge orders are being received from all parts of the country.
KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that KVIC has not outsourced the manufacturing or marketing of Khadi Prakritik Paint to any agency.