Prime Minister’s Office:
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated CIPET: Institute of Petrochemicals Technology, Jaipur through video conference.
He also laid the foundation stone for four new medical colleges in the Banswara, Sirohi, Hanumangarh & Dausa districts of Rajasthan.
The Prime Minister congratulated the people of Rajasthan for the 4 new medical colleges and CIPET institute.
He informed that after 2014, 23 medical colleges have been approved by the central government for Rajasthan and 7 medical colleges have already become operational.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said the biggest pandemic of 100 years has taught a lesson to the health sector of the world. Every country is engaged in dealing with this crisis in its way. India has resolved to increase its strength, self-reliance in this disaster.
The Prime Minister noted that while agriculture is a state subject, as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he understood the shortcomings of the health sector of the country and, as Prime Minister, he made continuous efforts to remove them.
He said that “we have worked on a national approach and national health policy to transform the country’s health sector. From Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to Ayushman Bharat and now Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, many such efforts are part of this approach”, said the Prime Minister.
He said that about three and a half lakh people in Rajasthan received free treatment under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana and the state has seen the start of work on about two and half thousand Health and Wellness Centres.
The Prime Minister said it is important that medical colleges or even super-speciality hospitals should spread their network rapidly to every nook and corner of the country. “Today we can say with satisfaction that India is moving beyond 6 AIIMS to a strong network of more than 22 AIIMS”, he added.
The Prime Minister said in the last 6-7 years, more than 170 new medical colleges have been set up and rapid work is going on with more than 100 new medical colleges.
In 2014, the total seats of medical undergraduates and postgraduates in the country were about 82000. Today their number has increased to 140,000.
In the field of regulation and governance also, the Prime Minister said that with the advent of the National Medical Commission, problems and questions of the past have been addressed.
Shri Modi remarked that skilled manpower associated with healthcare has a direct impact on effective health services. This was keenly felt in the corona period. The success of the central government’s ‘Free vaccine, vaccine for all’ campaign is a reflection of this. Today, more than 88 crore doses of the corona vaccine have been administered in India, the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister said that in this time of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, a high level of skill will not only strengthen India but will also play a major role in achieving the resolve of self-reliant India. Skilled manpower is the need of the hour for one of the fastest-growing industries like the Petro-Chemical Industry.
He said that the new Institute of Petrochemical Technology will connect the lakhs of youth with new possibilities. He also recalled his Chief Minister tenure and his efforts to establish and nurture Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, now Energy University, in the state. He saids this type of institute will pave the way for youths to contribute to clean energy innovations.
The Prime Minister highlighted that the Rajasthan Refinery Project at Barmer is progressing rapidly with more than Rs 70,000 crore investment.
Talking about the city gas distribution in the state, the Prime Minister said that till 2014 only one city in the state had permission for City gas distribution, now 17 districts of the state have been authorized for city gas distribution network. In the coming years, every district of the state will have a piped gas network.
He also pointed out the ease of living introduced by the arrival of toilets, electricity, gas connections. He said today more than 21 lakh families are getting piped water through Jal Jeevan Mission in the state.
He declared that the development of Rajasthan, speeds up the development of India” and said that more than 13 lakh pucca houses were made in Rajasthan for poor families.
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Amitabh Kant- CEO, NITI Aayog:
Delighted that Niti released the Best Practices in the Performance of District Hospitals report, today.
This marks a major shift in the health care delivery system towards data-driven governance and takes us even closer to communities and people availing health services.
The entire objective of the exercise is to pave the way for a more informed understanding of health care services available in different regions.
This report can serve as a foundation for a roadmap of action for developing upgraded and improved district hospitals in the country.
The report highlights some key issues faced by the health system & provides some sustainable solutions to strengthen the condition of district hospitals in the country.
75 district hospitals across 24 States and Union Territories emerged as top performers on key indicators.
Shashi Tharoor – MP, Congress leader :
That is shameful.
We all know Kapil Sibal as a true Congressman who has fought multiple cases in court for INC India.
As a democratic party we need to listen to what he has to say, disagree if you must but not in this way.
Our priority is to strengthen ourselves to take on the BJP!
Those who are trying to defend the‘ command performance’ last nightMANISH TEWARI – MP, CONGRESS LEADER
This is what happened at Kapil Sibal ‘s house
“They damaged the car. Stood on top, so it caved in.
Threw tomatoes both outside and inside the house.
If this is not hooliganism then what else is it “???
P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:
I feel helpless when we cannot start meaningful conversations within party forums.
I also feel hurt and helpless when I see pictures of Congress workers raising slogans outside the residence of a colleague and MP.
The safe harbour to which one can withdraw seems to be silence.
JM Scindia – Union Minister for Civil Aviation:
Addressed the gathering at PHD Chamber’s 116th Annual Session on the topic “International Connectivity as a Force Multiplier”.
Going forward, we must focus on the quintessential 2Cs for economic growth – connectivity & commerce.
This would require saliance from both, industry & governments across the world.
India stands ready to invest & build!
Capt Amarinder Singh – Former Chief Minister, Punjab:
What business does INC Punjab president have to interfere in Govt affairs?
He can talk to the CM but can’t interfere in matters of appointment, postings or transfers.
That’s the CM’s prerogative.
As CM I took all such decisions.
Won’t let Navjot Singh Sidhu win in upcoming Assembly polls.
Will ensure his defeat from any seat he contests.
He’s simply not fit for Punjab
Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal:
Akali Dal welcomes ex-MP S. Varinder Singh Bajwa & his supporters to the party fold.
I’m pleased to appoint him senior vice president of SAD.
His joining will further strengthen the party in Doaba region.
I assure all his supporters due respect & responsibility in the party.
Pinarayi Vijayan – Chief Minister, Kerala :
Had a fruitful discussion with Union Minister for Civil Aviation JM Scindia ji regarding the development of Kerala’s aviation infrastructure.
Thank you for offering wholehearted support in uplifting our airports to international standards.
Hardeep Singh Puri – Union Minister:
Republic Day Parade 2022 will be held at the refurbished & greener Central Vista Avenue.
Reviewed the progress of work at the project site.
Work in full swing.
Delays caused by incessant rains being overcome. Project on schedule.
Action plan for dust mitigation has been implemented at Central Vista Avenue Project.
Water tankers with sprinklers, anti smog guns & all other processes in place.
Capt Amarinder Singh via Raveen Thukral:
Not joining BJP but will quit Congress, can’t stay in a party where I’m insulted & not trusted.
Still exploring options.
Congress going downhill, senior party leaders being completely ignored.
Those undermining Pak threat to Punjab & India are playing into the hands of anti-national forces.
Pak-backed elements are killing our soldiers every day, they are pushing weapons into our state through drones.
How can we overlook these dangers?’
The jewel of beauty is surrender. When your mind and heart are surrendered to beauty, there is nothing to match it anywhere :
Kiren Rijiju – Union Minister:
I’m extremely glad to meet such an experienced man who played very critical in the field to bring peace in Punjab.
Hearty congratulations to Sardar Iqbal Singh Lalpura Ji on being appointed as Chairperson of prestigious National Commision for Minorities.
My best wishes to you and your team.
I thank Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji for appointing a devoted and honest man like Sardar Iqbal Singh Lalpura Ji as Chairperson of prestigious National Commision for Minorities.
Top quality education is a priority for our Government.PM Narendra MODI
At 11 AM tomorrow, CIPET: Institute of Petrochemicals Technology, Jaipur will be inaugurated. This institution will cater to the aspirations of youngsters who want to study aspects relating to petrochem and energy sectors.
I am happy that in the last seven years, we have made great progress in setting up of medical colleges across India.
Tomorrow, foundation stones for medical colleges in Banswara, Sirohi, Hanumangarh and Dausa will be laid.
Chaired the 38th PRAGATI meeting today, in which eight important projects relating to the Ministries of Railways, Power, Road Transport & Highways and Civil Aviation were reviewed.PM NARENDRA MODI
These projects span across 7 states and are worth over Rs. 50,000 crore.
Met Union Home Minister Amit Shah ji in Delhi.Capt Amarinder Singh – Former Chief Minister, Punjab
Discussed the prolonged farmers agitation against Farm Laws & urged him to resolve the crisis urgently with repeal of the laws & guarantee MSP, besides supporting Punjab in crop diversification.
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA):
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved doubling of Rajkot-Kanalus railway line.
The total estimated cost of the project will be Rs.1,080.58 crore and its escalated/completion cost is Rs.1,168.13 crore.
The total length of doubling of line is 111.20 km. The project will be completed in four years.
The existing goods traffic handled on the section mainly consists of POL, Coal, Cement, Fertilizer and Food grains.
The freight is generated from industries connected to private sidings taking off from the project route alignment.
Future substantial Goods traffic is projected by big industries like Reliance Petroleum, ESSAR oil and Tata Chemical.
The single line BG section between Rajkot — Kanalus has become over saturated and there is a need for additional parallel BG line to ease out operational working.30 pairs of passenger/mail express trains are plying on the section and existing line capacity utilization with maintenance block is up to 157.5%.
Detention to both Goods and Passenger traffic will be reduced considerably after doubling. Doubling of the section will increase the capacity and more traffic can be introduced on the system.
The proposed doubling from Rajkot to Kanalus would lead to all round development of Saurashtra region.