Bhubaneswar: Continuing its effort towards social responsibility, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AMNS) is going to provide 5,800 oxygen cylinders to Odisha that will be used for critical care during Covid-19 pandemic.
According to official sources, the AMNS is importing 5020 units of new Seamless cylinder for oxygen with plastic handle & valve and 780 units of new seamless cylinder for oxygen with cap guard & valve.
The cylinders will be brought from China through sea route and will reach India at Visakhapatnam Port in Andhra Pradesh. Accordingly, the State Government has requested Customs Station at Visakhapatnam Port for exemption of IGST under the customs ad-hoc exemption order issued on May 3, 2021.
“This is to certify the M/s ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Limited, Udaybata, Paradeep, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha, has been authorized as the relief agency for free distribution of Covid relief material imported from outside India availing the exemption from IGST under the customs ad-hoc exemption order 4/2021-Cus, date the 3rd May, 2021,” Hrushikesh Mishra, Nodal Officer-cum-Special Commissioner of CT & GST, Odisha wrote to Customs Station at Visakhapatnam Port
The Odisha State Medical Corporation Ltd (OSMCL) has authorized the agency for free distribution of Covid relief materials.
ArcelorMittal will import COVID relief supply for free distribution in India at Customs Station, Visakhapatnam Port in Andhra Pradesh. The cylinders will be distributed free of cost either by the State Government or by a relief agency.
Earlier in May, the State had received 1,350 oxygen cylinders as part of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel (AMNS) India’s CSR commitment. The cylinders have been brought to Odisha from China through a special flight.
Faced with acute shortage of oxygen cylinders, the Odisha Government had approached industrial houses to support the State in arranging the cylinders from foreign countries. The AMNS India had committed to provide medical grade oxygen cylinders to the State.