Responding to the request made by the state government to different industries in the state, Naveen Jindal, Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power has arranged two cryogenic tankers from its Angul plant, with capacity of 16 Mt each, for supply of Liquid Medical Oxygen in the state of Odisha.
In a recent meeting held between Odisha based industries and senior officials from the Government of Odisha which included Asit Tripathy, Principal Advisor to Chief Minister, V Karthikeya Pandian, Secretary to Chief Minister (5T), Hemant Sharma, Principal Secretary, Industries and Dr. Nitin Jawale, Managing Director, IPICOL, the industries operating in the state were requested to come forward to support the state government, through their CSR initiatives, in combating the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Other than the Oxygen cylinders, Oxygen concentrators and PSA Oxygen plants, the industries were asked to explore possibilities of providing LMO tankers. Naveen Jindal volunteered to provide the same in the meeting itself and in a weeks’ time two tankers were arranged by his company.
Since the onset of the second wave of the pandemic, Odisha has been supplying Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to different states across the country. Till date more than 14000 MT of LMO has been sent to 13 states from Odisha. The state government is ensuring adequate supply within the state too and addressing all possible bottlenecks in this regard. With the arrival of these two tankers, the LMO supply logistics in the state has received a major fillip and been further strengthened.