Oxygen demand eases in Karnataka as government plans to create buffer stock

Friday, 11 Jun, 3.00 am

As Karnataka readies to unlock in different phases beginning next week, the state seems to have gotten some relief when it comes to the consumption of medical oxygen. For, the oxygen consumption per day has gradually decreased by about 200 MT over the last 20 days.

While Karnataka was consuming about 800 MT oxygen per day in mid-May, the same is averaging around 550 MT over the past week, government data shows.

Officials foresee the consumption to further go down in the coming weeks, and with this, the state's focus now will be to create buffer stock and prepare for the third wave, Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar, who is in charge of oxygen supply management, said.