New Delhi. On Monday (January 10, 2022), this information was given by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Devotees visiting the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and the employees working there will no longer need to go barefoot in the temple premises. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has decided to start the sale of hand made paper slippers (slippers) to devotees and employees. From January 14, KVIC will start selling handmade paper slippers.
This step of KVIC has come at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently sent slippers made of jute for the employees of Kashi Vishwanath temple. Actually, the PM had got this information that the people working there have to stay barefoot. This is because the wearing of leather or rubber shoes is prohibited in the temple premises. These slippers will be available at the Khadi shop located in the corridor of Kashi Vishwanath temple. These slippers can be thrown away after use. That is, these will be ‘use and throw’ slippers. According to the ministry, these slippers are eco-friendly and will be available at a low cost.
A source said, “Prime Minister Modi has a close association with Kashi Vishwanath Dham and keeps a watch on all the issues and developments in Varanasi. This is yet another example of his attention to small things and his concern for the poor. Government sources said on Monday that the people for whom the shoes have been sent include priests, service people, security personnel, sanitation workers and others. Modi bought jute shoes and sent them to the Dham so that the people doing duty there would not have to stay barefoot in the harsh cold. PM Modi had inaugurated the first phase of the Dham last month which included expansion and beautification of the Kashi Vishwanath temple complex.