Turning a disaster into a possibility, Uttar Pradesh registered a record production of sanitiser through the Covid-induced lockdown and after and generated record revenue within the course of, officers stated.
According to statistics launched by the excise division, the distilleries and small models of UP not solely produced a record 177 lakh litre of sanitiser from March 24 to November 15 however has additionally generated a record revenue of Rs 137 crore.
“While this includes GST revenue of Rs 12,848 lakh, the licence fee added Rs 794.28 lakh. In addition, the revenue from the denaturation fees was Rs 21.18 lakh,” extra chief secretary, excise, Sanjay R Bhoosreddy stated. “While more than 78.38 lakh litre of sanitiser was sold outside UP, 87.01 lakh litre was consumed within the state,” he added.
“Production of sanitisers was completed quickly and the product was also promptly made available in the markets”, Bhoosreddy stated. Officials stated from simply producing little or no to exporting sanitiser to different states, UP rapidly revisited its whole coverage pertaining to sanitiser manufacture and sale.
Soon after the lockdown began, the state’s meals security and drug administration division had relaxed norms for manufacture and availability of sanitiser, permitting normal shops to promote them too.
Earlier solely medical centres with drug licences have been authorised to promote sanitiser. Not simply that, the excise division officers additionally ensured that the pricing of sanitiser was stored in test.
“We decided that it should not have been more than Rs 100 per 200 ml pack. All credit to chief minister Yogi Adityanath for monitoring the situation and availability of sanitiser. He also asked us to ensure that the common man wasn’t fleeced,” Bhoosreddy stated including that the excise division had urged folks to ask for receipts whereas shopping for sanitiser in order that circumstances of overpricing could possibly be verified and the responsible punished.