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Assam Excise Dept Starts Production of 5 Cr Sanitizer Bottles for NE

G Plus News | March 28, 2020 13:07 hrs

GUWAHATI: As per the directive of Assam State Excise Minister Parimal Suklabaidiya, over 5 lakh litres of sanitizers will be supplied free of cost as part of the CSR activities by liquor companies of Assam.

It is to be mentioned that these sanitizers will be produced according to the guidelines set by World Health Organization (WHO) and Essential Commodities Act and Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940.

Further, the health department had ordered around 5 crore bottles of 200 ml each and the same will be supplied by the excise factories of Assam on absolute free-of-cost basis.

Meanwhile, the sanitizers will be made available in other northeastern states like Manipur and Nagaland as well by its manufacturing units. Till now 11 companies have started producing the sanitizers in Assam.

The objective behind this initiative is to curb the menace of fake sanitizers and black marketing by some unscrupulous traders of the state. 

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