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Coronavirus: NPPA seeks data from mask, glove makers amid supply shortage

The data, said sources, is mainly pertaining to production volumes, capacity, exports, domestic sales and distribution along with prices

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Sohini Das
Given the supply disruption in essential items such as masks, gloves and sanitisers in the time of a viral outbreak, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Regulator (NPPR) has sought data from companies on production and distribution. 

In a March 13 order, the NPPR has asked all essential items makers to submit data (in requisite format) to government by March 18. Failing to do so would invite penal action. 

The data, said sources, is mainly pertaining to production volumes, capacity, exports, domestic sales and distribution along with prices. 

Sanitisers are a Rs 300-350- crore industry in India and in the past month the demand has

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First Published: Mar 18 2020 | 12:12 AM IST

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