Hand sanitizers no longer an essential commodity, sugar millers panicky with unsold stocks

Sugar millers in Maharashtra that manufactured sanitizers amid coronavirus pandemic are now facing trouble in selling the stocks. Millers in the state stepped up to manufacture sanitizers after high-jumped demand witnessed nationwide. To boost supply and ensure prevention of hoarding, the Government declared face masks and hand sanitizers as essential commodities till June 30, 2020.

A few millers affirmed that they couldn’t get hold of the right knack in marketing the sanitizers and predominantly that may be the reason why the stocks of sanitizers have not rolled smoothly as expected when the demand burst around. Now that sanitizers are no longer an essential commodity, it is getting even tougher to compete and sell the stocks amidst no price caps hence leaving sugar millers panicky.

In conversation with ChiniMandi News, Mr.Shekhar Gaikwad, Maharashtra Sugar Commissioner expressed his views regarding the situation millers are facing with pending stocks of sanitizers, “The market has witnessed a huge demand of hand sanitizers since coronavirus has attacked. Maharashtra State is facing the highest number of Covid-19 cases and the demand of sanitizers is yet looming in rural areas. Sugar millers may explore possibilities and suffice the demand there through local bodies. The representatives of the Sugar Commissionerate office are also facilitating the same to locals.”

“Whether sanitizers remain to be an essential commodity or not, the demand will continue to be flowing as it is now an item required on a daily basis for every human being, therefore sugar millers in Maharashtra should make most of this as an advantage and target rural areas.” He added.

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