Not only is U.P. CM Yogi Adityanath known as a strict administrator, he has in the past few months worked to turn the pandemic into an opportunity. Proving oneself as a force to reckon with the state under him has recorded high percentage of sanitiser production during the COVID-19 period, further aiding in revenue generation.
Statistics of Excise department show that the distilleries and multiple small units in U.P. have not only produced record 177 lakh litres of sanitiser from March 24, 2020 to November 15, 2020, the good work has brought in with a steep Rs.137 crore.
Meanwhile 78.38 lakh litres have been sold outside UP. Total 87.01 lakh litre was consumed in UP, which is 165.39 lakh litres in total.
Additional Chief Secretary (Excise) Sanjay Bhoosreddy has been quoted saying – “On the lines of ‘Apada Mein Awasar’, the Excise department ensured that the formalities of production of sanitiser were completed timely and the product was also available in the markets.”
The record revenue generation includes GST (goods and services tax) revenue of Rs.12,848 lakh and licence fees added Rs.794.28 lakh to the exchequer.