The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has identified 30 industries that will alter their nitrogen plants to produce medical oxygen
to aid India's fight against Covid-19, a report in the Hindustan Times said. Some of these plants can be moved to nearby hospitals and the ones that cannot be moved can produce oxygen
on-site, according to CPCB. The central government had directed the CPCB to identify industries with spare nitrogen plants and explore the possibility of converting nitrogen plants to produce oxygen.
The CPCB has a database of all industrial units in the country, the report said.
chief Dr Randeep Guleria believes "aggressive lockdowns— like the nationwide lockdown that was imposed last year—in areas where positivity rates are over 10 per cent are necessary to contain the second wave of Covid-19, a report in NDTV said. Guleria said night curfews and weekend lockdowns—such as those enforced by Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana and other states—were proving to be ineffectual.
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