JSW Steel to Supply 400 Tonnes of Oxygen to Karnataka Every Day
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JSW Steel to Supply 400 Tonnes of Oxygen to Karnataka Every Day

Indian steel giant JSW Steel has agreed to supply 400 tonnes of liquefied oxygen per day to Karnataka to treat COVID-19 patients. After a meeting with

indian steel giant JSW Steel has agreed to supply 400 tonnes of liquefied oxygen per day to Karnataka to treat COVID-19 patients. After a meeting with Karnataka’s Mines and Geology Minister Mr Murugesh R Nirani, JSW Steel’s Deputy Managing Director Dr Vinod Nowal assured the state government to supply 400 tonnes of oxygen per day to tackle the crisis. He added "Our Company’s commitment is towards Karnataka. We are equipped and ready to supply more oxygen if the demand arises.”

Amidst worsening situation in the state, Mr Nirani took the initiative to augment the supply of oxygen to hospitals. He convened a meeting with representatives of several steel companies who produce liquefied oxygen in their plants for their use in steel production. The minister stressed the need to produce oxygen in huge quantities to address the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He urged steel companies to respond to the crisis and produce oxygen on a war-footing and supply them to hospitals on priority basis. Baldota Group Company has been appealed to reopen its plant to supply oxygen & companies owned by Baba Kalyani, Kirloskar and others too have been urged to increase production of oxygen.

Separately, Jindal Steel & Power Limited’s Managing Director Mr VR Sharma shared in a steel industry Whatsapp group said “We have liquid oxygen stock of 500 tonnes in our Angul works. We are not getting any tankers for filling. We are ready to provide liquid oxygen to any one immediately. All loading arrangements are done. Please direct your known persons & hospital to place tankers, if any one needs liquid oxygen.”

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