Centre bans supply of oxygen for industrial use to meet the growing demand for Covid-19 patients

Amid growing demand for medical oxygen from states due to rapid spike in corona virus cases ,With reports of oxygen shortage coming from various states as India battles the second COVID-19 wave, the Centre on Sunday banned the supply of oxygen for industrial purposes except in nine specified industries .Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla asked Chief Secretaries of states and administrators of Union Territories to issue necessary instructions to all authorities concerned to prohibit supply of oxygen for industrial purpose, except nine industries identified by the Union Health & Family Welfare Secretary. The decision will come into effect from April 22.

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