Liquid Medical Oxygen Supply by Steel Sector

New Delhi :The details of total capacity of production of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) of public and private sector steel companies during the last three years are as follows:-

(in tonnes per day)

Year 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Total Capacity 2492 2494 2748 4102

During the second wave of pandemic, the public and private sector steel plants together supplied 230262 tonnes of LMO between 1st April – 25th July, 2021. The plant-wise details in this regard are given in Annexure-I.

During peak of the second wave, steel sector had enhanced the LMO production considerably. As against 538 MT of LMO supplied on April 01, 2021, the supply of LMO peaked to 4749 MT on May 13, 2021. State-wise details of LMO supplied during April-July, 2021 are given in Annexure-II. Measures taken by the steel plants to increase production of LMO in the country included the following:-

(i)         Reduced production of liquid Nitrogen and Liquid Argon.

(ii)        Reduced usage of gaseous oxygen thereby reducing steel produced.

The enhanced production of LMO by reducing usage of gaseous oxygen led to reduced production of steel by about 500,000 tonnes during the period April-June, 2021.

The LMO produced in steel plants were supplied to 22 states/UTs as indicated in Annexure-II utilizing transportation modes of road, Oxygen express (Railways) and transport aircrafts of the Air Force.

                                                                                                                           ANNEXURE – I

(in tonnes)

Plant Name Production

Capacity

of LMO

LMO Supplied
(01.04.21

to 25.07.21)

SAIL Bhilai 40 1661.41
SAIL Bhilai (BOO Plant Linde) 350 21255.04
SAIL Bokaro 20 1399.23
SAIL Bokaro (BOO Plant Inox) 170 10827.94
SAIL Durgapur 43 2449.41
SAIL Durgapur (BOO Plant Linde) 85 6350.9
SAIL Raurkela 48 3424.42
SAIL Raurkela (BOO Plant Linde) 310 18817.36
SAIL Burnpur 70 2334.24
RINL Vishakhapatnam 130 9947.47
Tata Steel Jamshedpur (LINDE) 453       21285.961
TATA Steel Jameshdpur (AWIPL) 150 11258.26
TATA Steel Kalinganagar 219 10641.03
TATA Steel BSL 244 8126.35
Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Ltd. 9.5 778.337
Jindal Stainless Limited (Jajpur) 52 3105.88
AMNS HAZIRA (INOX) 240 11865.09
JSW Steel Ltd. Vijayanagar – (Belloxy) 106 8253.03
JSW Steel Ltd. Vijayanagar, (Linde PLC) 537 28023.6
JSW Steel Ltd. Vijayanagar works (Air Water) 100 5891.945
JSW Steel Ltd. Vijayanagar works (IGPL) 130 7184.74
JSW Steel Ltd., Dolvi (Own) 180 13512.3
JSW Steel Ltd., Dolvi (Own 2) 124 9414.23
JSW Steel Ltd., Salem 17 1696.57
Jindal Steel & Power, Angul 100 2963.37
Vedanta ESL, Bokaro. 20 474.44
JSW- BPSL, Jharsuguda 25 718.9
Kalyani Steel, Hospet 130 6600.3
Total 4102       230262

ANNEXURE – II

(in tonnes)

Sl. No. STATE LMO Supplied
(01.04.2021 to 25.07.2021)
1 Maharashtra 30310.85
2 Madhya Pradesh 11477.19
3 Chhattisgarh 7404.96
4 Andhra Pradesh 30016.79
5 Jharkhand 6137.571
6 West Bengal 15224.03
7 Bihar 4622.83
8 Odisha 12750.9
9 Uttar Pradesh 15080.2
10 Gujarat 7563.24
11 Karnataka 44107.79
12 Telangana 17178.21
13 Tamil Nadu 10725.33
14 Haryana 8419.707
15 Delhi 2136.75
16 Assam 1921.95
17 Kerala 1436.58
18 Goa 715.75
19 Punjab 1842.72
20 Rajasthan 700.45
21 Jammu & Kashmir 18.16
22 Uttarakhand 470.28
Total 230262

This information was given by the Union Minister for Steel Ram Chandra Prasad Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.