The workplace of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government on Sunday stated ”Project O2 for India” has been initiated to make sure provide of crucial uncooked supplies corresponding to zeolites, establishing of small oxygen crops, and manufacturing of compressors.
The second wave of COVID-19 noticed a rise in demand for medical oxygen in several elements of the nation, it stated in an announcement.
While assembly the present demand, manufacturing medical oxygen additionally turned necessary to make sure the nation has sufficient provide sooner or later.
“Project O2 for India” of the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser is to allow stakeholders working to enhance the nation’s capacity to satisfy this rise in demand for medical oxygen.
“Under Project O2 for India, a National Consortium of Oxygen is enabling the national level supply of critical raw materials such as zeolites, setting up of small oxygen plants, manufacturing compressors, final products, i.e.,oxygen plants, concentrators, and ventilators,” in line with the assertion.
The consortium just isn’t solely trying ahead to offering speedy to short-term reduction but in addition working to strengthen the manufacturing ecosystem for long-term preparedness.
A committee of consultants has been evaluating crucial gear corresponding to oxygen crops, concentrators, and ventilators from a pool of India-based producers, start-ups, and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
The manufacturing and provide consortium consists of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL); Tata Consulting Engineers (TCE); C-CAMP, Bengaluru; IIT Kanpur; IIT Delhi; IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad; IISER, Bhopal; Venture Center, Pune; and greater than 40 MSMEs, it stated.
The consortium has began to safe CSR/philanthropic grants from organisations like USAID, Edwards Life sciences Foundation, Climate Works Foundation, and many others, it stated.
Hope Foundation, American Indian Foundation, Walmart, Hitachi, BNP Paribas, and eInfoChips are procuring oxygen concentrators and VPSA/PSA crops as a part of their CSR efforts to help the consortium’s work.
NMDC Ltd has agreed to fund the procurement of uncooked supplies like zeolite for the producers within the consortium, it added.
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