It is election time and as usual, the Mysore Paints and Varnish Limited (popularly known by its old name as MYLAC) is in the news again for its indelible ink — the industry that produces the ink that is marked on the fingers of voters across the country, wherever election is being held — may it be the Lok Sabha or the Assembly or even the election for civic bodies.
“For the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) election to be held on Thursday, the 7th of March, the MYLAC industry has supplied 24,000 vials of the indelible ink. The ink which appears purple in colour when being applied, turns black after drying,” said MYLAC Managing Director Hemanth Kumar and added that a 10 ml vial costs Rs. 142. The industry has also supplied 250 pieces of wax for sealing the Electronic Voting Machines.
Hemanth Kumar said that the industry is well prepared to supply the indelible ink and wax seals for the Assembly election scheduled to take place during May 2013.
MYLAC will be supplying 18,500 vials of indelible ink to Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland States for their Assembly elections and another 64,000 vials for the urban local bodies election in Punjab.
MYLAC, an industry which is a pride for Mysore, has been making profits ever since its inception. According to the latest statistics available, MYLAC is making an average profit of Rs. 2 crore per annum and the total profit earned in the past years is Rs. 12 crore, according to Hemanth Kumar.
MYLAC also supplies the indelible ink to countries like Cambodia, Ghana, Malaysia and South Africa.
MYLAC is also credited with supplying the glossy paint for Airavata buses of the KSRTC.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore