Mysuru makes its mark

Mysuru, which printed the new Rs. 2,000 notes, is now going to supply indelible ink to banks across India.

Mysore Paints and Varnish Ltd. (MPVL), a Government of Karnataka undertaking, which is the sole supplier of indelible ink during elections, was approached by the Ministry of Finance on Tuesday on whether it can supply the ink to banks, and it has agreed to do so. “The available stock of ink has been supplied to some banks and full-scale production will commence from Wednesday morning. Over 100 workers will work round the clock to meet the demand,” said MPVL Chairman H.A. Venkatesh.

General Manager C. Harakumar said the banks had started placing orders for the ink individually since Tuesday afternoon, and the supply will be in accordance with the order. “We can meet the demand since we have expertise,” he said.

The indelible ink is made of a special chemical combination formulated by the National Physical Laboratory. Each vial consists of 5 ml of ink, which can be applied on about 300 people.

Since its inception, the company has supplied ink for elections in over two dozen countries.

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