New Delhi: Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceutical Limited (BCPL), a state-run PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, has scaled up its production activities to cater to the demand increasing many-fold since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a press release from the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, the PSU has created an all-time record by producing 51,960 pheneol bottles on a single day. This achievement goes to BCPL Panihati, the North 24-Parganas unit situated in West Bengal.
Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda has congratulated the management and employees of the company for the brilliant work in recording all-time high production.
Commenting on this achievement, BCPL's Director (Finance) PM Chandraiah said, "It is an all-time record in the 120-year-old history of BCPL. In July 2020, we had managed to produce 38,000 pheneol bottles in a single day. In a month's time, the company has scaled it up further and now can produce more than 50,000 pheneol bottles in a single day. As many as 51,960 bottles were produced on August 23."
Another senior official of the company said that it used to produce 15,000 bottles per day in the period before COVID-19 pandemic. "The monthly sale of Pheneol was to the tune of Rs 3 to 3.5 crore. This has gone up to the range of Rs 4.5 to 6 crore a month since the Covid-19 outbreak, which is a clear indication of the huge demand for the product," he said.
The employees will work till October 20 on all Sundays and holidays in two shifts, braving the COVID-19 pandemic situation, to cater to the huge demand of this cleanliness product.
Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceutical Limited (BCPL) is the first pharmaceutical company of India which makes many household, pharma and industrial products. The company also manufactures industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals like antibiotic injectables, tablets and capsules. The company is under the radar of the government's disinvestment plan.
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