The government has lifted restrictions on exports of N95 masks. The earlier restrictions were imposed in the context of the COVID expansion. The action was taken by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade. Earlier, the Center had completely banned the export of N95 masks to ensure domestic availability. But last August, it had allowed exports of 50 lakh units a month.
Later, the production of N95 masks and PPE kits increased exponentially in the country. With this, the manufacturers had requested the Central Government to remove the restrictions imposed on exports. Following this, the Central Government lifted the restrictions on the export of masks.
The government had earlier banned the export of N95 masks due to the spread of the coronavirus. However, the country witnessed a sharp increase in the production of N95 masks and PPE kits in August. The manufacturer then requested the Central Government to lift the restrictions on exports. With this, the Central Government decided to remove the restrictions imposed on N95 masks.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that India manufactures for the world and exports N95 masks and PPE kits to various countries. He said the May India India project has helped create jobs and economic growth as well as helped the world fight the corona epidemic. His response was via Twitter.