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India: Oxygen diversion not to hit steel production

ABSTRACT

Integrated steel plants are throwing a lifeline to severely impacted Covid patients. From PSUs Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited to private producers Tata Steel and JSW Steel to Vedanta and more, all are pitching in with liquid medical oxygen (LMO) even as new infections breach the 3.33 lakh per day level.
At a recent high-level meeting, the Prime Minister was briefed on how oxygen supply to states is steadily increasing. Against the present demand from 20 states of 6,785 tonnes/day of LMO, the Government of India (GoI), from April 21, has allocated 6,822 tonnes/day to these states. It was noted that,

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