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Diageo India to produce 3 lakh litres of hand sanitisers

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To donate 500,000 litres ENA to the sanitiser industry

Diageo India, the country's largest beverage alcohol company, has announced that it will support the Government and Hospitality sector during this pandemic through the manufacture of hand sanitisers from its 15 Manufacturing Units across the country, donation of ENA to the sanitiser industry, health insurance cover to on-trade partners and donation of free masks to Government public health departments.

To help overcome any shortage of hand sanitisers across the country, the company's manufacturing units will be repurposed to produce around 300,000 liters of hand sanitisers. In addition, Diageo will donate 500,000 litres of Extra Neutral Alcohol (ENA) to the sanitiser industry to make (2 million units of 250 ml each) hand sanitisers.

Moreover, with the bar and restaurant communities facing unprecedented challenges from the impact of COVID-19, the company has pledged to support trade with a Rs 30 million health insurance cover for bartenders associated with the Diageo World Class programme in India. Additionally, the company will also support continued learning and skill building for the bartenders during this lean period, through complimentary access to virtual training and online learning through providing access to the Diageo Bar Academy Training Course.

Lastly, approximately 150,000 masks are being donated to 5 State's Public Health departments across the country to be used by health care professionals and caregivers who are selflessly extending their service to Covid-19 affected patients.

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First Published: Tue, March 24 2020. 10:38 IST