Aurangabad: With the outbreak of the coronavirus, the market is facing a shortage of hand sanitizers which doctors say helps in keeping hands virus-free. In order to provide the supply of hand sanitizers, a cooperative sugar mill controlled by Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has started manufacturing of hand sanitizers.
Managing Director Dilip Patil said, “The Karmayogi Ankushrao Tope Samarth Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana in Ambad tehsil of Jalna district will produce 10,000 litres of hand sanitizers per day from next week.” The mill has obtained the nod for the same.
Central and State Governments are taking all steps to ensure supply of essential items during the lockdown to combat the novel Corona virus. In order to prevent spread of corona virus, hand sanitizers are used by public, health workers, hospitals etc. Demand of sanitizers is increasing day by day and in order to maintain demand and supply balance, State Government authorities including Excise Commissioners, Cane Commissioners, Drug Controllers as well as District Collectors of various states have been advised to remove any bottlenecks in supply of ethanol/ENA to manufacturers of hand sanitizers and to give permissions /licenses to the applicants including distilleries who intend to manufacture hand sanitizers.