Who manufactures India’s national flag?
The Indian national flag seen fluttering atop the Red fort, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Supreme Court, and other government buildings, are all manufactured in Hubballi, Karnataka. The Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha (KKGSS) is the country’s only national flag manufacturing unit and it is located in Bengeri village of Dharwad district.
KKGSS has been certified as the sole manufacturer and supplier of the Indian flag to the entire country, by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission. The flags are made in conformation with the guidelines laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
KKGSS’ khadi manufacturing units are located in Bagalkot, from where the cloth is first sourced. It is then divided into three lots, dyed accordingly and cut into the required shapes. The chakra is printed on the white cloth and the three pieces are stitched together. The flags are then ironed and packed.
What are the guidelines that have to be followed in making the Indian flag?