Coronavirus: Cost of 200ml Hand Sanitiser Bottle Cannot Exceed Rs 100, Says Govt; Fixes Prices
Last week, the federal government declared face mask and hand sanitisers as very important commodities for the following 100 days because it stepped up efforts to spice up provide and save you hoarding of this stuff in its battle to test the unfold of coronavirus.
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New Delhi: Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday stated that the federal government has set the costs of very important pieces like hand sanitisers and face mask, which might be reportedly being hoarded because the coronavirus epidemic spreads throughout India.
“Since the outbreak of coronavirus, the marketplace has observed an enormous building up within the costs of more than a few face mask and fabrics utilized in its manufacture and hand sanitiser. Taking this critically, the federal government has mounted their costs,” he stated in a tweet.
Under the Essential Commodities Act, the price of cloth utilized in two- and three-ply mask will stay the similar because it used to be on February 12 — Rs eight and Rs 10 respectively, he stated.
Paswan added that the retail value of a 200 ml bottle of hand sanitiser has been pegged at Rs 100 and won’t exceed it. Other sizes of bottles can also be priced in the similar share and those costs shall be appropriate all the way through the rustic until June 30, he stated.
Last week, the federal government declared face mask and hand sanitisers as very important commodities for the following 100 days because it stepped up efforts to spice up provide and save you hoarding of this stuff in its battle to test the unfold of coronavirus. The Centre has additionally invoked the Disaster Management Act to verify value law and availability of surgical and protecting mask, hand sanitisers and gloves.
Both mask (two-ply and three-ply surgical mask, N95 mask) and sanitisers had been introduced beneath the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, empowering states to control manufacturing, distribution and costs of this stuff and in addition crack down on hoarding and black-marketing.
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