IIM Lucknow partners with IIT-K & IIT-BHU to develop an oxygen audit system for COVID relief

Measures like welcoming the Oxygen Express, airlifting LMO, setting up of O2 plants and so on, are being put into effect.

IIM Lucknow has announced its partnership with IIT-K and IIT-BHU to develop an audit platform for promoting the efficient use of available oxygen resources. This virtual management platform will be used by the government machinery to optimize oxygen usage and save the life-sustaining gas by cutting down on excessive consumption. Making sure that the software is free from all glitches, it is being prepared through pooled efforts of three top-notch institutes in Uttar Pradesh.

Tracking & monitoring of oxygen to assure balanced usage

Propelled by the second attack of the COVID pandemic, the current oxygen crisis being witnessed in the state of Uttar Pradesh has necessitated judicial use of the available resources. While increasing the supply is definitely the need of the hour, sturdy supervision of the scarce commodity is equally important. In order to diffuse the ongoing problems and promote better management of oxygen, IIT Kanpur, IIT-BHU (Varanasi) and IIM Lucknow have collaborated to provide this virtual platform.

IIM-L Director Archana Shukla, IIT-K Director Abhay Karandikar, Vikas Dubey from IIT-BHU, (Varanasi), AKTU Vice-Chancellor Vinay Kumar Pathak, Vice-Chancellor of MMUT, Gorakhpur, JP Pandey, Vice-Chancellor of HBTU, Kanpur, Prof Shamsher, MNIT Director (Prayagraj) Rajeev Tiwari, and Additional Professor at SGPGIMS Ashish Kanaujia participated in a virtual meeting on Sunday to deliberate upon the proceedings of the new project.

Converged attention towards amplifying oxygen requirements in Lucknow

As per the Uttar Pradesh government, it has converged its attention towards amplifying oxygen requirements in the state capital. In this regard, measures like welcoming the Oxygen Express, airlifting LMO, setting up of O2 plants and so on, are being put into effect to achieve an equilibrium between the demand and supply in Lucknow.

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