Cancel diversion of 80KL oxygen from Sriperumbudur to A.P. & Telangana, CM Palaniswami writes to PM Modi
The Chief Minister reasoned that there was a necessity to guarantee sufficient oxygen availability in Tamil Nadu due to the energetic caseload crossing over a lakh.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi looking for quick cancellation of the diversion of 80 KL of liquid oxygen from Sriperumbudur to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. He reasoned that there was a necessity to guarantee sufficient oxygen availability within the State due to the energetic caseload crossing over a lakh.
In his letter, Mr. Palaniswami stated that within the newest National Medical Oxygen allotment, the oxygen allocation for Tamil Nadu has been mounted at 220 Metric Tonnes (MTs), whereas the State would require 450 MTs shortly, which might be greater than the manufacturing capability of 400 MTs.
“Based on this wrong allotment [of 220 MTs], 80 MTs of liquid oxygen has been diverted from the manufacturing facilities located at Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. This is based on the wrong position that the existing oxygen consumption in Tamil Nadu is lower than the manufacturing capacity,” he stated.
The Chief Minister stated in accordance to the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisations information, the consumption of oxygen in Tamil Nadu has already reached 310 MTs as in opposition to the insufficient allotment of 220 MTs.
“Also, the States to which the allotment has been made have lower number of active cases than us and also have major steel industries located within the their State/close to their States. Hence, the diversion from the Sriperumbudur plant which supplies to Chennai city with the second biggest caseload in South India seems to have no justification. This needs to be immediately corrected,” Mr. Palaniswami stated.
He additional stated that whereas Tamil Nadu had by no means imposed any restrictions to date and was at all times prepared to help different States, “such mandatory diversion of liquid oxygen from the needs of our State can lead to major crisis in Chennai and other districts” and requested the Prime Minister to instantly cancel the diversion of 80KL from the Sriperumbudur plant.