Lucknow: Continuing their efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh produced sanitizers on a large scale under the guidance of the state Excise department and the Sugarcane department.
Sanjay Bhoosreddy, Additional Chief Secretary, Excise said, the demand for hand sanitizers increased during the coronavirus pandemic. The Excise department and Sugarcane department took steps to meet the demand and granted licenses to the sugar mills, distilleries and other units to produce hand sanitizers.
Total 97 units started sanitizer production after getting licenses in UP which have till date produced record 206.25 lakh litres of sanitizers, out of which 192.44 lakh litres has been made available for sale in the market. Also, it has been supplied to the other states across the country.
Sanitizers were also made available to the frontline officers, employees and government officials including district administration, police, municipal corporation and health workers during the pandemic. The sanitizer packs of 4.01 lakh liters were provided free of cost by the companies to social organizations and institutions like government offices, hospitals etc.
UP also supplied sanitizer to the states like Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Telangana, West Bengal, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana.
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