The Union Housing and City Affairs Ministry on Wednesday stated that 1,183 of the 1,224 strain swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen era vegetation being funded by the PM Cares Fund have been commissioned throughout the nation up to now. Speaking to reporters, ministry secretary Durga Shanker Mishra stated that 22 states and union territories, together with Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Goa and Odisha, have achieved their 100 per cent goal.
He stated that the 1,183 vegetation, which have been commissioned, have the capability to generate 1,877 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen. The remaining 41 vegetation will likely be commissioned quickly, Mishra stated, including that the entire of 1,224 PSA oxygen vegetation being arrange beneath the PM Cares Fund at government-run services in states will generate 1,929 MT of oxygen.
“We have now arrange a devoted portal on PSA oxygen era vegetation by which monitoring is being carried out commonly,” he said. India had faced a shortage of medical oxygen during the second wave of coronavirus in April and May this year.
Mishra said that out of the 285 PSA oxygen plants being installed by the central government’s public sector undertakings (PSUs) with a capacity to generate 393 MT of the life-saving gas, 154 have been commissioned so far. Also, a total of 2,341 plants, which are being funded through other sources, will generate 2,498 MT of oxygen.