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India becomes world’s second largest PPE Body coveralls manufacturer

Currently, China is the world’s leading manufacturer of PPE body coveralls which are essential to safeguard against COVID-19 pandemic.

May 22, 2020 18:19 IST
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The central government on May 21 announced that India has become the second-largest manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) body coveralls in a time period of just two months.

Currently, China is the world’s leading manufacturer of PPE body coveralls which are essential to safeguard against COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Textiles stated that several steps were taken to ensure the quantity and quality of PPE coveralls meeting their increasing demand.

As per an official statement, the ministry had also taken steps to ensure that only certified players have been allowed to supply the coveralls to the government.

Key Highlights:

Textile Committee, Mumbai will also be allowed to certify and test PPE body coveralls that will be required by the healthcare workers and others who have been involved in a fight against COVID-19.

•  Secretary of Ministry of Textiles, Ajit Chavan, informed that the committee rose up to the occasion amid this difficult time. The committee faced the challenge of the non-availability of domestic manufacturers of PPE testing equipment.

•  He also informed that the ministry faced the challenge of non- availability of domestic manufacturers, as well as there, were long delays for the machines to be imported from China as there were ever-increasing prices by the opportunist companies in China as the demands of such equipment is higher all over the world.

•  In the face of all these challenges, it was decided that the work will be done indigenously.

•  The secretary also mentioned that the testing equipment will help the nation at this time of crisis. With the acquisition of this equipment and with the planning of adding some more equipment, we will be able to meet not only the quantitative demand but also the qualitative requirements that are involved in the testing body coveralls.

About the Textile Committee:

It is a statutory body that was established in 1963 through an Act of Parliament. The Textile Committee is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The committee was formed to ensure the quality of textiles and textile machinery for internal consumption as well as for export purposes.

The committee has also been tasked to establish laboratories for the testing of textile and textile machinery. The Committee will also provide for their export and examination apart from other functions.

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