Mysuru: The Mysore Paints and Varnish Limited (MPVL), a State Government undertaking which is well known for supplying indelible ink has already shipped 5.04 lakh bottles of indelible ink to Central Election Commission.
The consignment was sent as assembly election are to be held next month in five states. The MPVL since decades have been supplying ink all over the country and even exporting ink to many SAARC countries.
Since November last the MPVL has been receiving orders for indelible ink from 5 states. The MPVL has sent 4 lakh bottles of 10 ML each to Uttar Pradesh, 6000 bottles to Punjab, 5000 bottles to Goa, 7400 bottles to Manipur and 30000 bottles to Uttarakhand.
Speaking to News Karnataka, MPVL President M. V. Phanish said that the Uttar Pradesh Election Commission has given the order to supply a total of 4 lakh bottle of inks. We have supplied 2 lakh bottles already and sent another two lakh bottles recently, he said.
He expressed happiness as the company recorded turnover of Rs. 8,96,72,000 owing to election in five states. He said that the Election Commission of India (ECI) has requested to manufacture marker pens instead of indelible ink. He said after deep research we have manufactured marker pens He said the process is in last stage and the pens will be tested with ECI officers. After which we will undertake manufacturing according to their requirements, he added. Further, he said that the state institution is proud of having role in democratic process of the country.
The MPVL was established by Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar in 1937.