For decades, industrialists and entrepreneurs were seen with a Communist eye by the Indian state. But, in the last decade, trust in industrialists has risen significantly. Although, there are still a set of bureaucrats and journalists who do not leave any chance to take a potshot at the industrial houses, but the good thing is that they are no longer influential enough to impact policy decisions.
Moreover, the industrial houses always come forward to help the country in the times of crisis, and the trust of the common people in Capitalism increases. During the Coronavirus crisis, the industrial houses are playing a major role in ending the shortage of oxygen in the country. Many steel companies like Jindal, SAIL which use oxygen for industrial production, diverted the cylinders to hospitals and halted the production.
Other big corporate houses like Reliance Industries, Adani Group, Tata Group picked up oxygen cylinders from foreign countries to meet the Indian demand. The Adani group collaborated with Saudi Arabia to bring oxygen from the Kingdom. “Embassy of India is proud to partner with Adani group and M/s Linde in shipping much-needed 80MT liquid oxygen to India. Our heartfelt thanks to the Ministry of Health Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for all their help, support, and cooperation,” the Indian mission in Riyadh tweeted.
“Thank you @IndianEmbRiyadh. Indeed, actions speak louder than words. We are on an urgent mission to secure oxygen supplies from across the world. This first shipment of 4 ISO cryogenic tanks with 80 tons of liquid oxygen is now on its way from Dammam to Mundra,” Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani said in a tweet.
Previously, Reliance Industries Limited started supply of oxygen to the MVA-ruled state from the company’s refinery in Jamnagar. Maharashtra’s urban development minister, Eknath Shinde said that the state will get 100 tons of gas from Reliance.
Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd., which operates the world’s biggest refining complex in western India, has started supplying oxygen from Jamnagar to Maharashtra free of cost. Reliance is diverting some oxygen streams meant for its petroleum coke gasification units after making it suitable for medical use, according to Bloomberg.
Linde India, an industrial gases company, has partnered with Tata Group to supply 24 cryogenic containers for carriage of medical oxygen from international sources. “As India’s second wave of Covid-19 pandemic continues to escalate rapidly, existing supply chains are under enormous pressure in meeting the huge demand, especially to the most impacted parts of the nation,” the company said.
In the last few days, more than a dozen companies like Indian Oil Corp. Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd, and JSW Steel Ltd supplied oxygen to the Indian hospitals. Companies like Vedanta offered to open the Tamil Nadu based copper plant – shut down three years ago due to protest from China paid environmentalists – to supply free oxygen to hospitals.
At a time, the industrial houses of the country are coming forward to supply oxygen and saving millions of lives, the left-liberal establishment is contributing 4-5 useless opinion pieces, arguing all kind of stupid things like price of vaccine should be lowered, import of vaccines, trials, and are taking potshots at industrial houses and the government. For decades, the nation gave more importance to these ‘opinion-makers’ and this is the reason behind underdevelopment, but, in the present scenario, the entrepreneur is respected by the government, as the Prime Minister has said repeatedly. And the entrepreneurs shall make India to become ‘Vishwa-Guru’ in the coming years.