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Mineral Foundation fund to be used to buy oxygen tankers in Karnataka

The state government on Saturday decided to utilise the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) fund for the purchase of oxygen tankers, oxygen concentrators,

Published: 16th May 2021 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2021 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

Karnataka mines minister Murugesh Nirani

Karnataka mines minister Murugesh Nirani (File photo| PTI)

By Express News Service

The state government on Saturday decided to utilise the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) fund for the purchase of oxygen tankers, oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters and other emergency medical needs.

A meeting chaired by Mines and Geology minister Murugesh R Nirani decided to utilise funds available under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) fund to tackle the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, said a statement issued by the minister's office.

As per the decisions taken at the meeting, the authorities will procure 10 cryogenic oxygen tankers -- two each will be provided to four revenue divisions in the state, and two oxygen tankers will be sent to the coastal region. Regional Commissioners will be given the power to manage and monitor the movements of these oxygen tankers, the statement said.  



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