Oxygen production in India has doubled in a few months: The Prime Minister has instructed to increase more.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level review meeting on Tuesday to review the country’s corona situation and oxygen supply system. In that review meeting, the Prime Minister made it clear that we should increase the supply of oxygen to different parts of the country in any way.
His instructions to the government officials in charge of building the oxygen plant were to coordinate with the state governments. And build PSA oxygen plants as quickly as possible.
An oxygen crisis has erupted across the country after the second waves of Corona. Coronavirus patients have more or less the same problem in all the country’s big cities.
This problem is most prevalent in Delhi and Maharashtra in particular. The situation is similar in other states. Even in Calcutta, the oxygen crisis is extreme. However, the Center is claiming that the production of oxygen in the country is gradually increasing.
After Tuesday’s review meeting, a statement issued by the Center said the government has been working to increase oxygen production since August last year, considering the Corona situation. Currently, the country’s oxygen production is about one and a half times that of August. In August last year, it produced 5,600 metric tons of liquid oxygen daily. On April 25, India is making 6,922 metric tons of liquid oxygen daily.
By the end of this month, it will increase to 9,250 metric tons. Modi also looked into the operation of the Oxygen Express to ensure that there is no shortage of oxygen supply and production.
Modi has already directed the construction of 551 micro-oxygen plants across the country to meet the oxygen shortage in the country, which will provide the oxygen needed in the medical field.
PM Cares Fund will provide the funds required to build these plants across the country.
In today’s review meeting, the Prime Minister also instructed the officials to set up these plants in consultation with the state governments as soon as possible. In August last year, Earlier allocated funds from PM CARES to construct more than 100 oxygen plants across the country.
But due to the negligence of the officials, much of his work has not been completed yet. This time the Center does not want to repeat that incident.
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