‘Punjab should become a paradise for ceramic lovers’
Pune: A ceramic soap maker in Punjab is raising money for its customers by selling its wares in the market.
The company, which is in its 20th year, sells ceramic soap on its website, selling from 500 to 1,000 units a month.
The soap, which has a pH level of 8, has been sold in the city of Jalandhar since 2005.
“We sell ceramic soap for sale on the internet.
We have customers who want it and we have customers in the whole state who want us to sell them their ceramic soap,” said Mohan Singh, the founder of Ceramic Spice.
The maker, which sells its soap in glass containers, has an online sales platform and sells the product at retail outlets, as well as in shops.
The products are available for sale at the wholesale level, at which the sellers can earn a profit.
Aware of the demand, the government has taken steps to provide an affordable alternative to traditional soap.
It has made a provision of Rs 1,200 crore for ceramic soap, including GST and cess on the wholesale price.
A government-run website, which can be accessed at www.ceramic-soap.in, has also been launched to facilitate the sale of ceramic soap.
According to an estimate by the Pune city administration, there are currently about 20,000 ceramic soap makers in the state.
“A ceramic soap is a purest form of soap.
You get a sense of it as a ceramic object, it is not a plastic object,” said Naseem Ahmed, director, Pune-based consultancy, Maitreya Institute.
“It is made with pure ingredients, and the purity of the material is also very high.”