Nashik industries unhappy with 20% O2 supply | Nashik News
Nashik: Industries in Nashik, which depend on oxygen for their production, are unhappy with the state government’s decision to divert 20% of oxygen to industries.
According to the Nashik Industry Associations, the daily needs of more than 1,000 industries, which depend on oxygen, are approximately 60 metric tons (MT) per day.
However, they will receive 22 MT as per the government directive. Due to strict restrictions and the unavailability of oxygen for the past two months, many industries have a huge backlog of work. As the restrictions have now been relaxed, these industries have to work overtime to deliver orders to their customers.
Nikhil Panchal, vice president of the Ambad Industries & Manufacturers’ Association (AIMA), said the production of more than 1,000 industrial units had been severely affected in recent months due to the shutdown of supply in oxygen from industries and its diversion for medical purposes. .
“But there has been a drop in demand for medical oxygen due to the drop in Covid cases. Even if the state government has authorized the release of 20% of the oxygen supply, it will not be enough for industries, ”he said. “The oxygen supply should be varied depending on the scenario in each of the districts of the state. As the demand for medical oxygen is low in Nashik, we want the district authorities to release 50% of the oxygen for industries, ”he added.
Santosh Gawli, General Manager of District Industries Center (DIC), Nashik. said the state government instructions will be followed. “We had researched the oxygen needs of different industries in Nashik and 225 units came forward stating their needs were around 8 MT per day,” Gawli said.