New Delhi. The capital of the country, Delhi will now become completely self-sufficient in the matter of medical oxygen. For this, the Delhi cabinet under the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal approved the Medical Oxygen Production Promotion Policy- 2021 on Tuesday. On this occasion, Arvind Kejriwal said that it is our best effort to make Delhi self-sufficient in the production of medical oxygen to deal with any medical emergency in future. Medical Oxygen Production Promotion Policy – 2021 provides several incentives to the private sector in the field of setting up oxygen production plants, storage facilities and oxygen tankers. This policy will help in improving the availability of oxygen in Delhi, which became a major hurdle in handling the previous COVID-19 wave.
Benefits of Medical Oxygen Production Promotion Policy-2021
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted and said, ‘Medical Oxygen Production Promotion Policy-2021 has been approved. It provides several incentives to the private sector to set up oxygen production plants, invest in oxygen tankers and set up oxygen storage facilities. This will help in improving the availability of oxygen in Delhi, which became a major hurdle in handling the previous Covid wave.
Delhi has to be made self-reliant in terms of medical oxygen production and supply. (file photo)
Objective of Medical Oxygen Production Promotion Policy – 2021
1- Delhi has to be made self-reliant in terms of medical oxygen production and supply. This policy is done by expanding the production capacity in existing units for uninterrupted oxygen supply to hospitals or nursing homes during health crisis due to COVID-19 or other reasons by increasing the production of oxygen in Delhi either through setting up of new manufacturing enterprises. will go.
2- To promote the facility of storage and transportation of medical oxygen in Delhi.
The objective of Medical Oxygen Production Promotion Policy – 2021 is to ensure time bound fulfillment of the following goals-
1 – Establishment of Liquid Oxygen (LOX) manufacturing facilities of minimum 50 MT capacity up to a total of 100 MT.
2 – Establishment of non-captive oxygen generation plants (PSA/Air Separation Unit technology) of minimum 10 MT and maximum capacity of 50 MT up to a total of 100 MT.
3 – Establishment of Captive Oxygen Generation Plants (PSA/Air Separation Unit Technology) of minimum 500 LPM capacity in hospitals and nursing homes to meet their maximum demand for medical oxygen up to a total capacity of 200 MT.
4 – Establishment of cryogenic tankers with a minimum carrying capacity of 10 MT for the special purpose of carrying liquid medical oxygen up to a total capacity of 500 MT.
5 – Installation of LMO storage tanks of minimum 10 MT capacity up to a total capacity of 1000 MT.
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Power subsidy will be provided to Liquid Oxygen Generation Plants and Non-Captive Oxygen Generation Plants (PSA/ASU) at Rs.4 per unit consumed in the manufacturing process for the first five years from the date of commencement of commercial production.
Reimbursement of SGST
Gross SGST will be reimbursed to Liquid Oxygen Generating Plants and Non-Captive Oxygen Production Plants (PSA/ASU) within one month of the commissioning of the plant.
Applications for subsidy/incentive grant will be taken within 15 days from the date of notification of this policy. If by the last date the applications come in more than the target capacity, then it will be selected by drawing all the eligible applications. If the applicant’s capacity is less than the target capacity, then all applications will be considered. Thereafter, applications will be taken for 15 days every month, till the target is achieved. Applications will be accepted for a maximum period of 6 months from the date of notification of the policy.