Government on Saturday said that 30 industries have been identified in the country where existing Nitrogen manufacturing plants will be converted into oxygen manufacturing Plants.
Environment Ministry has said that considering the COVID-19 pandemic situation and to further augment availability of oxygen for medical purposes in the country, the Central Government had asked Central Pollution Control Board, CPCB to identify the industries having spare nitrogen plants and explore the feasibility of converting of existing Nitrogen plants to produce oxygen.
may be spared for production of oxygen. The Ministry said, efforts have begun to modify nitrogen plants for the production of medical oxygen. Some of these plants can be shifted to nearby hospitals for supplying oxygen.