New Delhi: In view of the extreme requirement of oxygen and associated tools within the nation following the sudden spike in Covid-19 circumstances, the federal government has directed all main ports, together with the Kamarajar Port Limited, to waive-off all fees levied by main port trusts (together with vessel associated fees, storage fees and so on.) for the subsequent three months or till additional orders.
All main ports have been requested to accord highest precedence within the berthing sequence to the vessels carrying consignments of medical grade oxygen, oxygen tanks, oxygen bottles, moveable oxygen turbines, oxygen concentrators, metal pipes for manufacturing oxygen cylinders and related tools, stated a launch issued by the Union Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
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The authorities has additionally requested the port chairpersons to personally supervise logistic operations to make sure unhindered motion of such consignments for berthing of such vessel on high precedence within the port, unloading of oxygen associated cargo, coordination with customs and different authorities for fast clearance/documentation and expeditious evacuation of oxygen associated cargo from port.
The transfer comes a day after the federal government waived off customs obligation and well being cess on the import of Covid vaccines and oxygen with rapid impact for a interval of three months with rapid impact.
The resolution was taken throughout a gathering chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to overview steps taken to spice up oxygen availability within the nation.
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It was steered through the assembly that import of equipments associated to offering oxygen to the sufferers’ must be expedited. In order to reinforce their manufacturing and availability and to fulfill the rising demand, it was determined to grant full exemption from primary customs obligation and well being cess on import of the objects associated to oxygen and oxygen associated tools for a interval of three months.