In the wake of spurt in demand of hand sanitisers due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Uttar Pradesh Government has issued a licence to 42 firms.
These firms which include 27 distilleries and 15 sanitiser-manufacturing companies, will have capacity to make 40,000 litres of sanitisers every day to ensure adequate supply, officials said on Monday.
Principal Secretary, Excise, Sanjay Bhoosreddy said the product is being made available in the markets through dealers.
Chief medical officers who are placing requests are being provided promptly, he added.
There will be no shortage of sanitisers in the state and if required, production can be further increased, the official said.
Bhoosreddy said in a statement quoted by PTI, “In the interest and service of the Nation, Minister of Sugar Industry and Cane Development has appealed to all sugarmills of Uttar Pradesh to launch a sanitisation programme of all the public offices such as collectorate, CSC, PHC, tehsil, block, police station etc immediately, where public gathering is taking place during the lockdown period.”