The Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Authority (UPSIDA) will create an oxygen grid spanning the state from Saharanpur to Deoria. The grid will be consisting of oxygen processing units for which UPSIDA will give investors a variety of offers.
“So far, 19 medium-sized businesses from multiple districts like Greater Noida, Saharanpur, Shajahanpur, Bareilly, Mathura, Kanpur Nagar, Kanpur Dehat, Rae Bareli, Hardoi, Basti, Sultanpur, Amethi, Gorakhpur, Mau, Varanasi, and Prayagraj have expressed interest in setting up units with a planned investment of nearly Rs 503 crore. These ventures will provide 770 tonnes of oxygen and nitrogen per day, according to a spokesperson. Seven of these have been allotted territory, whilst another four have received an in-principle permission for allotment.
He said that in order to encourage the oxygen manufacturing industry, it was agreed to include a 24X7 online application for land allocation, priority land allocation within a week, and prompt clearances through the Nivesh Mitra portal.
UPSIDA has provided M/s Prabha Engineering Construction 4,000 square metres of land in Saraswati High Tech City in Naini (Prayagraj) for the establishment of a liquid nitrogen, liquid oxygen, and industrial and medical oxygen factory. The factory, which will cost Rs 15.76 crore, will produce between 1,100 and 1,500 cylinders per day.
Additionally, the organisation has adopted three government hospitals in Prayagraj, providing them with free oxygen.
Another 1,800 square metres of land in Hardoi has been allotted to M/s Tulip Oxygen, which intends to spend Rs 2.83 crore to manufacture 600-700 oxygen cylinders and refill 500-600 oxygen cylinders every day for medical and industrial purposes.
In Shahjahanpur Industrial Area, Kribhco Fertilizers is constructing a liquid oxygen factory. It will have a 500-litre-per-minute capacity. The company has signed a deal with Airox Nigen Equipments Pvt Ltd and intends to spend Rs 1 crore and begin production within 15 days.