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PM Modi to dedicate 35 PSA oxygen plants to nation on October 7

With this, all districts of the country will now have commissioned PSA oxygen plants, the PMO said in a statement.
 

PM Modi to dedicate 35 PSA oxygen plants to nation on October 7-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Oct 6, 2021, 4:17 PM IST
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate 35 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants established under PM CARES to the nation on October 7 at an event to be held at AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand at 11 am.

With this, all districts of the country will now have commissioned PSA oxygen plants, the PMO said in a statement.

Till now a total of 1,224 PSA oxygen plants have been funded under the PM CARES fund across the country, it added, noting that of these, more than 1,100 plants have been commissioned providing an output of over 1,750 MT oxygen per day.

"It is a testimony of the proactive measures taken by the government to augment India's medical oxygen generation capacity since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic," it said.

The project to commission a PSA oxygen plant in each district of the country was executed while dealing with complex challenges of hilly areas, islands and territories with difficult terrain, it said.

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Operations and maintenance of these plants have been ensured by training more than 7,000 personnel.

They come with an embedded Internet of Things (IoT) device for real-time monitoring of their functioning and performance through a consolidated web portal.

The oxygen plant of 500 LPM (Litres Per Minute) capacity at GMSH-16 played a crucial role in meeting oxygen shortage during the second Covid wave, the statement said.

On the same day, PM Modi will be completing 20 years of his service on a constitutional post since he took oath as Gujarat Chief Minister in the year 2001.

Sources in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had earlier told ANI that the party has planned a series of events to mark the occasion. Cleaning of rivers in the country as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission will be a part of the day's plan, sources had informed.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state a "good sign" and said he was eagerly waiting for this moment.

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