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Covid-19: Hand sanitiser turns money-spinner, UP earns Rs 100 cr in revenue

Mop up jumps 50 times; UP units now getting enquiries from foreign buyers

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Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Haryana and Uttarakhand are among the states accounting for highest procurement of hand sanitiser from UP

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
Amid the global scramble for developing an effective protection against Covid-19, hand sanitiser has become an unlikely money-spinner for Uttar Pradesh during the pandemic.

According to UP excise department additional chief secretary Sanjay R Bhoosreddy, the state has so far earned more than Rs 100 crore in revenues from the manufacture of hand sanitiser, including Rs 15.63 lakh as denaturation fees, Rs 5.86 crore as license fee and Rs 95 crore under the goods and services tax (GST) head.

Compared to a single unit earlier, currently there are 91 operational hand sanitiser plants in UP, catering to the state and other markets

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First Published: Jul 17 2020 | 3:59 PM IST

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