Uttar Pradesh has set a record by producing over 1.7 crore litres of sanitizer
Since the time the lockdown was put in place in March, Uttar Pradesh has set a record by producing over 1.7 crore litres of sanitizer, following the Covid-19 pandemic. Masks and sanitizers have been the issued weapons to battle this contagious virus and now this figure proves the ample supply of this important item, which was initially scarce or sold out in the cities and the state. The Additional Chief Secretary, Cane Development and Excise, Sanjay Bhoosreddy mentioned that the sanitizer production capacity of the state was around six lakh litres per day.
1.6 crore packs of sanitizers in the UP market
The ACS further added, "The demand was rather high in the beginning and sanitizer production escalated. The demand has now stabilized." He also stated that the total production of sanitizer in the state was highest when compared with other states.
He said that cane mills and distilleries had been roped in by the state government in the production of sanitizer which was not only supplied to the government departments and hospitals in the state, but also exported to other states, including Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Around 1.6 crore packs of sanitizers have been put into the market. "Many companies were also given licenses to produce sanitizer in the state. The aim is to provide sanitizer to people at an affordable cost," Bhoosreddy said.