TNI Bureau: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will build seven oxygen plants in Odisha while the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will look after the civil and electrical works of the plants.
The plants are to be set up in Bhadrak, Boudh, Cuttack, Gajapati, Jharsuguda, Koraput and Nayagarh each with oxygen generating capacity of 1000 litres per minute (LPM) to ensure smooth availability of medical oxygen during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The DRDO’s move is a part of its massive oxygen unit establishment drive across the country under which it will set up as many as 500 Medical Oxygen Plants in the country within three months under PM CARES Fund.
The @DRDO_India is going to set up 500 Medical Oxygen Plants within 3 months under PM CARES Fund.
The Medical Oxygen Plant technology developed by DRDO for On‐Board Oxygen Generation for LCA, Tejas will now help in fighting the current crisis of Oxygen for the COVID-19 patients. pic.twitter.com/3TyWMtU5TO
— रक्षा मंत्री कार्यालय/ RMO India (@DefenceMinIndia) April 28, 2021