Govt asks manufacturers to increase mask production

Govt asks manufacturers to increase mask production

Agency News

New Delhi, Mar 24: To tackle the Coronavirus pandemic and curb its spread, the government has asked manufacturers to increase production of masks, sanitisers and related items.

Sources in the Union Commerce and Industry Ministry on Tuesday said that at present, one and a half crores of masks were manufactured every day in the country.

Efforts were being made to increase the production, they further said.

Raw material was being made available to the factories, they stated, adding that apart from this, measures have been taken to increase the availability of sanitisers in the market.

The government has banned the export of masks and sanitisers in the market to increase their availability.

Strict action was being taken to stop profiteering from hoarding of masks and sanitisers.

The government has fixed the maximum price of the mask at Rs 8 and Rs 10. Similarly, the maximum price of 200 ml sanitiser was capped at Rs 100 per bottle. (UNI)