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Assembly polls: Indelible ink ready in Mysore

16 March 2011

CHENNAI: Around 3,71,600 tiny vials of the indelible blue ink are stacked up at a paint factory at New Bannimantap Extension in Mysore. It will be used on the fingers of several thousand citizens who cast their votes in the forthcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry.

…..Mysore Paints managing director K J Suresh said on Tuesday that by the weekend 1.01 lakh vials will be delivered to Tamil Nadu. Kerala needs 49,200 vials and Assam 57,400 vials.

Voters’ ink or indelible ink has been used since the third general elections in 1962. Developed by the Delhi-based National Physical Laboratory, the ink’s manufacturing has been licensed by the state-run National Research Development Council to Mysore Paints, a 74-year-old company owned by the Karnataka government. The company also dispatched ink to Burkina Faso, the Solomon Islands and Maldives earlier this year. “The PSU has gone hi-tech both in production and packaging. This has resulted in quick service,” Suresh said…..

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Assembly-polls-Indelible-ink-ready-in-Mysore/articleshow/7714518.cms

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March 16, 2011 at 9:11 am

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