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Mission Oxygen Self-Reliance-- Maharashtra

Published on May 26, 2021
Current Context: The government of Maharashtra launched the ‘Mission Oxygen Self-Reliance’ scheme.
Mission Oxygen Self-Reliance-- Maharashtra
  • The scheme was launched with the aim to meet the state’s oxygen needs to fight the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Under this scheme, special incentives will be given to oxygen-producing industries.
  • Currently, the state holds the capacity to generate 1300 MT per day of oxygen. Sounder this scheme, the state government aims to increase this capacity to 3000 MT oxygen per day.
  • The incentives like minimizing power costs and interest subsidy for MSMEs with a fixed capital investment of up to Rs.50 crore will be granted.
  • The oxygen generation units set up in Vidarbha, Marathwada, Dhule, Nandurbar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg regions of the state are eligible for incentives up to 150% of their eligible fixed capital investments and units set up in the rest of Maharashtra will be eligible for up to 100% general incentives.
  • The benefit of the scheme will be granted only for those who will apply by 30th June 2021.
  • Due to this scheme, the healthcare system of the state will improve and the shortage of oxygen will be met.
  • Static Part: 
    • Maharashtra Capital: Mumba
    • Maharashtra CM: Uddhav Thackeray
    • Maharashtra Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Question: 

Q.1 Which state launched the ‘Mission Oxygen Self-Reliance’ scheme?
a. Maharashtra
b. Tamil Nadu
c. Manipur
d. Gujarat
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