Assam government to give free power supply to oxygen plants

Oxygen Cylinder Vector Image for news

Oxygen Cylinder Vector Image for news

After the cabinet meeting held on Wednesday the new government of Assam decided to give 100% free power supply to closed oxygen plants which want to restart their functioning and to the newly built units of the existing plants. Chief minister himanta biswa sarma tweeted today,“All existing oxygen plants will be given 20% free power. All these decisions would come into effect from 1st January 2021, but financial implications will be from 1st April 2021.”

 This can be considered as a measure to prepare for the Covid-19 second wave peak in Assam which is expected to come by the next week according to the experts. The state has an ample amount of oxygen concentration which can be measured as daily requirement of about 20 metric ton of oxygen but the states' production capacity of 84.5 metric ton per day. The state has been supplying oxygen to its neighbouring state but has made itself prepared for the worst in case of oxygen requirement.

Source- Hindustan Times

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