Sugar distilleries apply for permission of licences to manufacture hand sanitizers

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Lucknow: As the outbreak of Covid-19 has resulted in the scarcity of hand sanitizers from the market, the Uttar Pradesh sugar and excise department is taking steps to ensure that more companies come forward to manufacture sanitizers.

The state distilleries have been roped in to manufacture hand sanitizers.
According to the government, as many as 20 companies, most of them sugar distilleries have applied for permission of licences to manufacture hand sanitizers.

“When reports started coming in that overnight, the stock of hand sanitizers was getting exhausted and an acute scarcity of hand sanitizers was being reported by hospitals and the general public, with prices going up by 4 to 5 times of the normal MRP, the UP government thought of launching the initiative of roping in distilleries in UP to manufacture sanitizers, “Sanjay Bhoosreddy, principal secretary, excise and sugar, was quoted as saying by The Financial Express.

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