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India’s voting ink is exported to 25 countries

Arafat Rahman

Many countries have a custom of inking their hands after voting.

Many countries have a custom of inking their hands after voting. That’s why this ink is called voting ink. This ink became one of the attractions when the vote came. This is a sign of becoming an adult.

It is known that voting ink originated in India. Currently, voting ink is manufactured in India by Mysore Paints and Varnish Limited. Founded by the kings of Mysore, the company was acquired by the Government of Karnataka after the independence of India. Currently, the ink manufactured by this company is exported to more than 25 countries.

About 26.5 lakh phials or small bottles (of 10 ml each) have been produced for India’s elections this time, Mysore Paints and Varnish Limited told India’s DD News.

It is known that this ink is made so that a person cannot vote more than once.

What is the specialty of this ink? This ink stays on the fingers for at least 72 to 96 hours and on the nail cuticles for at least two to four weeks.

Mysore Paints and Varnish Limited company officials said that according to the rules, only two senior chemists of the company can know the formula of the ink. And if any of them retires, they convey it to their chosen successor.

Presently, the Vote ink manufactured by Mysore Paints & Varnish Limited is exported to more than 25 countries including Canada, Ghana, Nigeria, Mongolia, Malaysia, Nepal, South Africa and Maldives.

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