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CSIR-CMERI technology can help MSMEs in setting up oxygen manufacturing unit: Add'l Director of Industries

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New Delhi, May 5 (KNN) MSMEs can take the benefit of CSIR-CMERI technology in establishing the oxygen manufacturing unit to provide supply of oxygen to the needful, said an official.

While speaking at a session on Tuesday, Sanjeev Saxena, Additional Director of Industries, Government of Rajasthan, said, ''Both the Central and State Governments are working on the arrangement of supply of Oxygen to the needy persons. At some places the Army also is doing their bit for revival of the closed Oxygen plant in their region. The Government has also provided funds to fight the battle.''

''MSMEs can take the benefit of CSIR-CMERI technology in establishing the manufacturing unit to provide supply of Oxygen to the needful and avail the financial help through subsidy as per concerned Government guidelines,'' he added.

He further said that the Rajasthan government is running a scheme under Rajasthan Nivesh Protsahan Yojana where MSMEs may avail the financial assistance up to September 30th, 2021.

The session on Oxygen related technologies was organised through a digital platform by MSME – Development Institute, Jaipur in association with CSIR - Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur.

V K Sharma, Director, MSME-DI, Jaipur, acknowledged Prof. Hirani for coming forward with details and providing guidance amidst the Oxygen crisis. He said that he also faced some issues in marketing of liquid Oxygen cylinders and suggested that when embedded with the solar system it may deliver better results. He assured that the office of MSME-DI, Jaipur is with all the MSME entrepreneurs in their endeavours and they would provide all possible support to these industries.

Dr. Rohit Jain, President, CIDA stated that CSIR-CMERI’s technology can prove to be a milestone for the MSMEs in bridging the demand and supply gap of Oxygen in the current pandemic period. He urged the MSMEs to take advantage of the technology, which may in turn to be a good opportunity for them.

Prof. Harish Hirani stated that CSIR-CMERI envisages the need of networking of a greater number of MSE entrepreneurs so that the manufacturing of Oxygen Concentrators can be started at mass scale rapidly to fulfil the demand of Oxygen.  In this regard, he cited the example of few of the MSEs who already possess the capabilities in the resources like Compressors, Analysers, Manufacturing capacity etc. which need to be integrated and these entrepreneurs need to come forward for timely starting of the manufacturing process.

''One of the Government PSU companies has already issued tender for one lakh Oxygen Concentrators for mitigating the Oxygen demand,'' he said.

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