The Election Commission of India has ordered to purchase 26 lakh bottles for the Lok Sabha elections.
It is customary to place the ink on the finger of the left hand of the voters to ensure that they voted for the election.
During the 2014 parliamentary elections, in 534 constituencies, 21.5 lakh ink bottles were used.
As the number of voters is now rising, it is decided to buy ink bottles in addition.
Accordingly, the Election Commission has ordered 26 lakh bottles at the cost of Rs 33 crore. 4.5 lakh bottles have been increased than in the previous election.
Each of these bottles will have 10ml of ink and the ink bottles are produced by the Karnataka state government, Mysore Paint and Varnish Limited. The company has been doing this since 1962.
The Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. About 90 crore voters are eligible to vote.
The Election Commission will set up 10 lakh polling booths in every state for the election.