Due to to the medical oxygen shortage in states many corporate listed companies started manufacturing medical Oxygen to fulfill the shortage of medical oxygen.
Firstly only a few companies like Bhagwati Oxygen and Linde India were manufacturing oxygen on large scale but now some big groups had taken an initiative to solve this problem of oxygen shortage and supply oxygen to the needy ones.
List of companies started manufacturing medical Oxygen amid shortage
Reliance Industries Ltd.
Reliance Industries which has its presence in every sector had converted their Jamnagar oil refineries plant to manufacture more than 700 tonnes of oxygen each day and supply it free of cost to the needy states of India.
In beginning, the Jamnagar plant was producing 100 tonnes of oxygen on daily basis but now their capacity raised up to 700 tonnes and they are willing to produce 1000 tonnes in the upcoming days.
Tata group decided to import the oxygen through cryogenic containers. Cryogenic containers are used to supply liquid oxygen at very low temperature as it is made of dual walls and has multiple insulations. Tata steel also supplied oxygen to needy ones to support the states.
JSW steels are manufacturing almost 600 tonnes of oxygen on daily basis through there 3 plants present in Karnataka (Ballari), Maharashtra (Dolvi), and Tamil Nadu (Salem) to fulfill the requirement of medical oxygen. They are also planning to improve the manufacturing capacity in Tamil Nadu states as they are already manufacturing 180 tonnes per day from the Dolvi plant of Maharashtra.
Anil Agrawal’s Vedanta
To solve the problem of shortage of medical oxygen Vedanta is manufacturing almost 1050 tonnes of oxygen on daily basis through their 2 plants. They are also supplying oxygen from decommissioned Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu.
State-owned BPCL and IOL
Renowned oil refineries state-owned companies like Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and Indian Oil Ltd. have started producing medical oxygen amid the shortage in states.
They are producing almost 250 tonnes and supplying it to the hospitals of Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab free of cost.
Steel Authority of India (SAIL) stated that the company started its production earlier and supplied it to cities like Bokaro, Bhilai, Rourkela, and Durgapur. To fulfill the shortage company has supplied 35000 tonnes of oxygen with 99% purity.
Here is the list of listed companies which mainly focus on manufacturing Oxygen.