Fixation of prices of Masks, Melt Blown non-Woven Fabric and hand sanitizers Order, 2020

Mar 23, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Commercial Compliance

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution on March 21, 2020, publishes the fixation of prices of masks (2ply & 3ply), Melt Blown non-Woven Fabric and hand sanitizers Order, 2020. The main objective is to regulate the prices of masks, the Melt Blown non-Woven Fabric used as raw material in production of masks, masks (2ply & 3ply) and hand sanitizers for preventing infections due to COVID-19 virus under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

The retail prices of Melt Blown non-Woven Fabric used in manufacturing masks (2ply, 3ply and (3ply surgical mask), shall not be more than the prices prevailing on the day one month prior to 13.03.2020 i.e. the prices prevailing on 12.02.2020 and or not more than Rs.10 per piece whichever is lower and that of mask (2ply) shall not be more than Rs.8 per piece.

The retail prices of hand sanitizer shall not be more than Rs.100/- per bottle of 200ml the prices of other quantities of hand sanitizers shall be fixed in the proportion of these prices.

This Notification shall remain in force for a period upto June 30, 2020.

[Notification No. S.O. 1197(E)]


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