Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in New Delhi today and discussed the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the state.
The Chief Minister said that the Union minister assured that an ethanol plant of 200 kl capacity with an investment of Rs 200 crore would be set up in Himachal. The ethanol plant will help reduce pollution due to vehicular emissions and thus contribute towards protecting the environment.
Thakur thanked the Union Minister and the Central Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for extending all possible help to the state to fight the pandemic.
He disclosed that thanks to the Union minister 500 D-type oxygen cylinders are on the way to the state whereas 500 have been received. He said that 10 half ton capacity each cryogenic oxygen tanks would be installed in hospitals and 300 oxygen concentrators under the Corporate Social Responsibility funds have also been assured which will further boost the oxygen capacity of the state. Efforts were also being made to procure B-type oxygen cylinders, he added.
The Chief Minister said that the Union minister also assured that a state-of-the-art hospital would be sanctioned for the state at an estimated cost of Rs 60 crore.
State-of-the-art hospital to be sanctioned
The Chief Minister said the Union minister also assured that a state-of-the-art hospital would be sanctioned for the state at an estimated cost of Rs60 crore.