Guwahati: Assam’s Oxygen capacity has gone up to 84.5 metric tones with the Premier Cryogenic at Saukuchi resuming one of its units with a capacity of producing 14 metric tones.
Earlier on May 1, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the Oxygen unit and requested the company to resume production.
On Monday again, Sarma visited the unit which has become operational. He also asserted that once the second unit starts to function in the plant, it would further improve the oxygen generation capacity.
On the other hand, the state has been providing oxygen to six northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland.
The central government has also allocated 100 mt oxygen to the state which will be provided to the six states, Sarma noted.
He also stated that the oxygen would be transported by a special train to the other states.
However, last month, Sarma revealed that the state would have close to 18 oxygen plants by the mid of May, which would be sufficient to meet the demands of the state as well as its neighbouring states in the Northeast.