India produced over 60 million personal protective equipment (PPE) and 150 million N95 masks in just seven months, said Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani while addressing a programme on Aatmanirbhar Bharat via videoconferencing on Friday.
“India produced over 60 million PPE and 150 million N95 masks from March to October. We have exported over 20 million PPE suits and 40 million masks so far,” she said.
Attended a Webinar on ‘A Movement Towards #AatmaNirbharBharat – Competitiveness & Manufacturing of PPEs’ hosted by @arthsastra. I thank the organisation for conducting a study on India’s success in becoming one of the world leaders in mfg & exports of PPE Coveralls & N-95 masks. pic.twitter.com/wd9qQ9ZRud
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) December 11, 2020
Till March, she added, India didn’t have any company producing the PPE suits, and today we have more than 11,000 companies making the protective gears. “Similarly, from the two companies making the N95 masks in March, today we have over 200.”