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Rise in PPE kits, N-95 masks manufacturing to meet surge in demand: Smriti Irani

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on December 11, 2020

Smriti Irani, Minister for Textiles   -  Nagara Gopal@thehindu

There has been a significant increase in the manufacturing of PPE kits and N-95 masks to meet the surge in demand due to Covid-19, according to Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani.

Speaking at a webinar on Atmanirbhar Bharat organised by the Institute for Competitiveness, Irani said the domestic industry has risen to the demand and significantly increased PPE and N-95 mask manufacturing capacities since the beginning of the pandemic. “We began from zero companies, today there are at 1,100 plus companies for PPE suits, for N-95 masks we had two manufacturers and today there are over 200 plus,” she said.

“Till this day, we have exported over 20 million PPE suits, 40 million N-95 masks, domestically produced over 60 million PPE suits, and till October 2020, 150 million N-95 masks,” she added.

Published on December 11, 2020

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