FMCG companies like Himalaya, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, and Hindustan Unilever Limited have reduced the prices of hand sanitizer by following the government’s directives and increased their production to meet the sudden surge in demand due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Hand sanitizer manufacturers such as Dabur, Reckitt Benckiser, Hindustan Unilever Limited, ITC, Godrej Consumer, and Himalaya said that they have no complaints about fixing the prices of Hand sanitizer and stand with the nation in the face of a serious health crisis. Hand sanitizer manufacturers are also ensuring that their hygiene products continue to reach the shops on time.
The government of India on Saturday fixed the maximum retail price – MRP of a 200 ml liter hand sanitizer bottle at Rs 100 by June 30 this year due to the COVI 19 coronavirus epidemic.
An ITC spokesperson said that as per the government order, ITC has already started manufacturing Sauvallon sanitizer with new reduced prices and work is being done overnight to bring the new stock to market.
Reckitt Benckiser India also said the company would follow government guidelines in this regard. We will further reduce the prices of sanitizer. The company sells its hygiene products under the brand name of Dettol.
A Hindustan Unilever Limited spokesperson said that as a responsible Hand sanitizer manufacturer we will further reduce the prices of sanitizer already announced and we will follow the government’s pricing. HUL sells hand sanitizers under the Lifebuoy brand.
Chief Executive Officer of Himalaya Drug Company, Filling Hayden, said, Our objective is to reach Purehand Sanitizer to as many people as possible. Dabur India has also reduced the prices of its hand sanitizer products.
Sunil Kataria, CEO of Godrej Consumer Products Limited said that in accordance with government regulations, the company decided to reduce the price of our Godrej Protect Sanitizer (50 ml bottle) from Rs 75 to Rs 25 with immediate effect in the public interest.