Maharashtra: Sugar mills responded to NCP chief’s call to set up oxygen plants, says Minister Rajesh Tope

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Pune: Maharashtra aims to achieve self-sufficiency in oxygen production as the sugar mills in the state have set up the plants responding to the appeal made by NCP chief Sharad Pawar. Mills are modifying the existing technology in the present set-up.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event at the Vasantdada Sugar Institute here, Tope said following instructions from NCP president Sharad Pawar, people from the sugar industry are coming forward to set up oxygen generating plants. The state has already launched Mission Oxygen to increase the domestic oxygen production.”

Both Pawar and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray want Maharashtra to achieve self-sufficiency in oxygen production.

Pawar had urged the sugar mills in the state to come forward and set up oxygen generation plants so that there will not be a scarcity of gas while treating Covid infected patients.

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