Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was presented an alcohol based formulation of hand sanitizer developed by CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (IHBT) Palampur by Special Secretary to Chief Minister, Revenue and Disaster Management Committee Duni Chand Rana here today on behalf of Director CSIR-IHBT Sanjay Kumar. The alcohol content in this hand sanitizer is as per World Health Organization guidelines. While appreciating the efforts of the Institute, Chief Minister said that the preparation would go a long way in facilitating the people to ensure adequate supply of sanitizers during the corona epidemic. He said that the formulation would also help the general public for personal sanitization in wake of COVID-19 outbreak. According to Director CSIR-IHBT Sanjay Kumar the results of formulation had showed more effective results in terms of sanitization as compared to several other brands. He said that the formulation has natural oils and tea constituents which offer sanitization in human friendly way.OSD to Chief Minister Mahender Dharmani and Principal Private Secretary to Chief Minister Vinay Singh were also present on the occasion.