1,183 PSA oxygen plants funded by PM Cares Fund commissioned so far: Govt | India News


NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said on Wednesday that 1,183 of the 1,224 pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen generation plants being financed by the PM Cares Fund have been commissioned so far across the country.
Speaking to reporters, the ministry secretary, Durga Shanker Mishra, said that 22 states and union territories, including Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Goa and Odisha, have achieved their 100% target.
He said that the 1,183 plants that have been put into operation have the capacity to generate 1,877 metric tons (MT) of oxygen.
The remaining 41 plants will be put into service soon, Mishra said, adding that the total of 1,224 PSA oxygen plants Established within the framework of the PM Cares Fund in facilities managed by the government in the states will generate 1,929 MT of oxygen.
“We have created a portal dedicated to PSA oxygen generation plants through which it is monitored regularly,” he said.
India had faced a shortage of medical oxygen during the second wave of coronavirus in April and May of this year.
Mishra said that of the 285 PSA oxygen plants being installed by the central government’s public sector companies (PSUs) with the capacity to generate 393 MT of the life-saving gas, 154 have so far been commissioned.
In addition, a total of 2,341 plants, which are being financed through other sources, will generate 2,498 MT of oxygen.

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