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Face masks, hand sanitizers no more under Essential Commodities Act: Govt | The government removed the face mask, hand sanitizer out of the Essential Commodities Act

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Face masks, hand sanitizers no more under Essential Commodities Act: Govt

New Delhi: Face marks and hand sanitizers have now been excluded from the purview of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. Consumer Affairs Secretary Leena Nandan gave this information on Tuesday. He said that now the supply of face mask and sanitizer is sufficient in the country, these are no longer necessary products.

On March 13, the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs declared face mask and sanitizer as essential items for 100 days. The demand for these products had increased strongly due to the Corona virus epidemic at that time. This step was taken to increase the supply of these products and to prevent hoarding.

Nandan said, "These two products were declared essential commodities by June 30. We are not taking it further because there is sufficient supply in the country, ”he said. The decision in this regard has been taken in consultation with the state governments. Nandan said, "We have talked to all the states. They have informed that there is adequate supply of these products. No worries about supply. "

This post was published on July 7, 2020 9:07 pm

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