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The Ministry of Home Affairs has amended the Flag Code of India, 2002 vide order No. 02/01/2020- Public (Part-III) dated 30.12.2021 according to which “The national flag of India shall be made of hand-spun and hand-woven or machine-made, cotton/polyester/wool/silk/khadi bunting”.

Also, according to the guidelines for official display “On all occasions for official display, only the flag which conforms to the specifications set forth by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and bears their standard mark shall be used.”

The national flag was unfurled on the 15thth August from the Rampart of the Red Fort is a silk flag produced by Ordnance Clothing Factory, Shahjahanpur which complies with the flag code.

There are a total of 04 Khadi Institutions holding BIS license to produce Standard-I (IS-I) Indian National Flag in order to fulfill the requirements of public/government departments. The names of Khadi institutions producing IS-I national flags are as follows:

  1. Karnataka Federation Khadi Gramodyog Smaukta Sangh, Hubli, Karnataka
  2. Madhya Bharat Khadi Sangh, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  3. Khadi Dyers and Printers, Borivali, Maharashtra
  4. Dharwad Taluka Garag Kshetriya Seva Sangh, Karnataka



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