#Odisha is going to become 3rd Indian state to manufacture the Indian National Flag #Khadi #India #Flag #Triranga
Odisha #Khadi and #Gramodyog Board will start manufacturing the national flag in the state starting next year. Union Government has authorised only the Khadi Boards to make the national flag. As of now, the tricolor national flag, popularly known as tiranga, is being manufactured only in Karnataka and Mumbai.
Odisha is going to become the third Indian state to manufacture the Indian National Flag, which is also known as the “Tiranga” or the Tricolor. Prior to this, Karnataka and Maharashtra are the only states which do so. The manufacture of the national flag will commence next year by the Odisha Khadi and Gramudyog Board.
The announcement was made by Tejeshwar Parida, the Board Chairman on Sunday at the “Tiranga Festival”, a part of the week-long celebration marking Kranti Divas. It is the first of its kind celebration in the country.
According to Parida, khadi flags can be made in any size and to suit any occasion. The Flag Code defines nine sizes for the national flag, the smallest one being 150X100 mm and the largest one being 6300X4200 mm in size. The small sized flags may be used as table flags while the largest ones are hoisted on special occasions like Independence Day and Republic Day.
According to Flag Code of India – 2002, Triranga should be made of only KHADI. It should be BIS certified. There is only one agency named Karnataka Khadi Gramodyog Samyukt Sangh, Hubli, Karnataka. They are invited by Odisha Khadi and Village Industries Board to this TRIRANGA MELA at Janpath, Unit III, Bhubaneswar.
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