Distilleries, hand sanitizer manufacturing units to get necessary permissions till 31st December, 2021

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Hand sanitizer is still playing a key role in a fight against the Covid-19. Therefore, the Indian government is ensuring the adequate availability of all materials to the manufacturers of hand sanitizer.

Department of Food & Public Distribution issued a letter to the Chief Secretaries/ Administrators (All State Governments/UT Administration), and said, “To ensure sufficient availability of hand sanitizer at reasonable price in the domestic market, you are kindly requested to issue necessary directions to the Drug Controllers/ Competent Authorities in your State to extend the necessary permissions to distilleries/ other units manufacturing hand-sanitizer for one more year beyond 31.12.2020 i.e. till 31.12.2021.”

DFPD also that the Covid pandemic is not over yet and the role of hand sanitizer will continue to be important in fight against Covid.

“Most of the State Governments/UT Administrations issued necessary licences to distilleries/other units for production of hand sanitizer. Due to these efforts, the production capacity of hand sanitizer could be enhanced to around 30 lakh litre per day and more than 4.2 crore litre of hand sanitizer could be produced. Also, the export of hand sanitizer has been allowed and now India is exporting sanitizer to other countries,”the letter further added.

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