AssamExcise Department will produce as many as 5 crore bottles 200 ml of handsanitizers to fulfill the demand of the Assam Health Department. The handsanitizers will be produced in the liquor manufacturing factories in the State.
The decisionwas taken after a series of discussions between Excise Minister ParimalSuklabaidiya and the Excise Commissioner. More than 5 lakh litres of hand sanitizerswill be supplied free of cost as part of the CSR activities by liquor companiesof Assam.
It maybe mentioned here that the will be produced according to the guidelines set upby WHO, Essential Commodities Act and Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940. As of Monday,11 companies have started producing the sanitizers in Assam.