The only place that spins the tricolour

The tricolour forms a significant part of our lives right since our childhood, and its very sight is a proud moment for most of us. Ever wondered how and where Indian flags are made? The answer might surprise you a bit. Turns out, the tricolour can only be manufactured by one authorised federation in the entire country, the Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha (KKGSS) situated in the locality of Bengeri near the city of Hubbali in Karnataka. So next time you see a decent-sized flag, you know where it would have been made.

The federation, founded on November 1, 1957, was originally started to produce products of khadi and other rural industries and to provide employment to the rural folk in the region. KKGSS is not a government organisation and it is a testimony to their standards of excellence that they have been tasked with this all-important responsibility. The flags made are passed through as many as 18 quality checks, and still 10 per cent of them are rejected. The material is stronger than a jeans garment................Read more


Source: The New Indian Express

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