“The oxygen generated is being saved at our on-site amenities and shall be distributed as per the instructions of the state authorities and anxious nodal officers.”
The firm had roped in consultants from the Indian Space Research Organisation to rectify the glitch.
Last week, the ISRO group had arrived and recommended some measures to repair the snag and resume oxygen production.
The facility at Tuticorin district started producing medical oxygen, on May 13, to satisfy the demand for the life- saving gasoline following a surge in COVID circumstances in the state.
The first set of oxygen tankers have been dispatched to the beneficiaries.
The Sterlite copper smelter plant was accorded approval by the then AIADMK authorities on April 26 at an all-party assembly to provide medical oxygen at its facility for a interval of 4 months on the facility in Tuticorin.
The plant was sealed by the state authorities in May 2018, days after 13 agitators who had been a part of a protest in opposition to the corporate over environmental considerations, had been killed in police firing throughout a violent anti-Sterlite stir in the southern district. VIJ ROH ROH