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‘India can become a global PPE hub, more R&D efforts needed'

18/10/2020 08:22 PM | Click to read full article

Within six to seven months, India has become a major manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and even started catering to global demand.

The report by the Institute of Competitiveness points out that though India has achieved self-sufficiency in terms of localised manufacturers and production of PPE coveralls, PPE fabric and seam tapes, it still relied on imports for procuring a critical component like seam-sealing equipment.