Prime Minister’s Office:
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with the CEOs and Experts of the global oil and gas sector earlier today, via video conferencing.
Prime Minister discussed in detail the reforms undertaken in the oil and gas sector in the last seven years, including the ones in exploration and licensing policy, gas marketing, policies on coal bed methane, coal gasification, and the recent reform in Indian Gas Exchange, adding that such reforms will continue with the goal to make India ‘Aatmanirbhar in the oil & gas sector’.
Talking about the oil sector, he said that the focus has shifted from ‘revenue’ to ‘production’ maximization. He also spoke about the need to enhance storage facilities for crude oil.
He further talked about the rapidly growing natural gas demand in the country. He talked about the current and potential gas infrastructure development including pipelines, city gas distribution and LNG regasification terminals.
Prime Minister recounted that since 2016, the suggestions provided in these meetings have been immensely useful in understanding the challenges faced by the oil and gas sector.
He said that India is a land of openness, optimism and opportunities and is brimming with new ideas, perspectives and innovation.
He invited the CEOs and experts to partner with India in exploration and development of the oil and gas sector in India.
The interaction was attended by industry leaders from across the world, including Dr. Igor Sechin, Chairman & CEO, Rosneft; Mr. Amin Nasser, President & CEO, Saudi Aramco; Mr. Bernard Looney, CEO, British Petroleum; Dr. Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit; Mr. Olivier Le Peuch, CEO, Schlumberger Limited; Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited; Mr Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Limited, among others.
They praised several recent achievements of the government towards improving energy access, energy affordability and energy security.
They appreciated the leadership of the Prime Minister towards the transition to cleaner energy in India, through visionary and ambitious goals. They said that India is adapting fast to newer forms of clean energy technology, and can play a significant role in shaping global energy supply chains.
They talked about ensuring sustainable and equitable energy transition, and also gave their inputs and suggestions about further promotion of clean growth and sustainability.
The markets are buzzing with joy as the festive season of Karwa Chauth approaches.harsimrat badal – former union minister
Felt delighted visiting the market area in Jalandhar and enjoyed some great moments.
May the upcoming festivals bring happiness and prosperity to everyone’s lives.
Participated in the 5th Indian Energy Forum.hardeep puri – union minister
The conference will provide a platform for discussions on a wide range of energy-related issues including the need for Clean, Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable energy to speed up the post-pandemic global recovery.
Our energy consumption is set to rise as we move towards a US$ 5 trln economy by 2025.
Energy justice for India is a key objective & priority for our Govt.
India believes that access to energy must be affordable & reliable to allow socio-economic transformations.
Mumbai is the only megacity that has over 50 kms of Mangroves Coverage.Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt.
We are committed to it’s conservation and to the creation of awareness of this natural wealth.
Furthering this goal, we commenced works for the first-ever Mangrove Park in Gorai.
Spread across 8 hectares, this park will include Boardwalk, Kayaking, Nature Trail, among other attractions.
Set to open by 2023, this park will boost our conservation efforts & transform eco-tourism industry in Maharashtra.
Plans are being worked to replicate this in Dahisar too
Following PM Narendra Modi’s move to achieve trash free, pendency free workplace, special Swachhata campaign is in full swing across several premises including North Block, South Block, Sardar Patel Bhawan, ISTM etc.Dr Jitendra Singh – union minister
Over 1 lakh sq ft land & 4 lakh files cleared in 18 days.
The ceremonial reception on the arrival of the Sacred Buddha Relic from Sri Lanka on the occasion of Ashwin Poornima and Abhidhamma Day at Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh.Kiren rijiju – union minister
Also welcomed Buddhists Monks from Sri Lanka and all over the world.
PM Narendra Modi:
Happy to have met you in Kushinagar, Namal Rajapaksa.
India-Sri Lanka ties are getting stronger and stronger across different sectors. This augurs well for the people of our nations.
The greatest gift Sri Lanka received from India is Buddhism!namal rajapaksa – sri lanka cabinet minister
We have always shared a close relationship between our nations & our people!
It is the vision of HE President Gotabaya Rajapaksa & HE PM Narendra Modi to strengthen this bond between our nations & our people.
Handed over the first copy of the English Sinhala & Tamil translations of the Bhagwad Gita to HE PM Narendra Modi today.
The translation of the sacred text was commissioned by HE PM Mahinda Rajapaksa as symbol of our people to people friendship & our cultural similarities.
The teachings of Lord Buddha reverberate globally. We in India are blessed that across the nation, there are several places linked to Buddhism.PM Narendra MODI
After PM Narendra Modi Ji inaugurated KUSHINAGAR International Airport, we are going to pray at sacred Buddha Relic which is being taken to Kushinagar from Waskaduwa Sri Subuddhi Rajvihara Temple, Sri Lanka by the Mahanayake of the Temple.Kiren rijiju – union minister
Prime Minister’s Office:
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated Kushinagar International Airport today.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that India is the centre of the faith of Buddhist society around the world. He termed the facility of Kushinagar International Airport, launched today as a tribute to their devotion.
This region, the Prime Minister said, is witness to the entire journey from the enlightenment of Lord Buddha to Mahaparinirvana. Today this important region is getting directly connected to the world, he said.
The Prime Minister highlighted the special focus on the development of the places associated with Lord Buddha through better connectivity and the creation of facilities for the devotees.
The Prime Minister welcomed the Sri Lankan flight and delegation that landed at Kushinagar. Paying tribute to Maharshi Valmiki on his Jayanti today, the Prime Minister said that the country is marching on the path of Sabka Vikas with the help of Sabka Satha and Sabka Prayas. “Development of Kushinagar is one of the key priorities of the UP and central governments,” He said.
The Prime Minister said that tourism in all its forms, whether for faith or for leisure, needs modern infrastructure complete with rail, road, airways, waterways, hotels, hospitals, internet connectivity, hygiene, sewage treatment and renewable energy ensuring a clean environment.
“All these are interconnected and it is important to work on all these simultaneously. Today’s 21st century India is moving ahead with this approach only”, the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister announced that under the UDAN scheme, more than 900 new routes have been approved in the last few years, out of which air service has already started on more than 350 routes. More than 50 new airports or those which were not in service earlier, have been made operational.
The Prime Minister highlighted the development regarding the aviation sector in Uttar Pradesh as air connectivity is constantly improving in the state. In Uttar Pradesh, 8 airports are already functional before Kushinagar airport.
Work is on Jewar International Airport after Lucknow, Varanasi and Kushinagar. Apart from that, airport projects are going on in Ayodhya, Aligarh, Azamgarh, Chitrakoot, Moradabad and Shravasti.
Referring to the recent decision on Air India, the Prime Minister remarked that the step will help in running the country’s aviation sector professionally and prioritizing convenience and safety.
“This step will give new energy to the aviation sector of India. One such major reform is related to the opening of defence airspace for civil use”, he added. This step will reduce the distance on various air routes.
The Prime Minister also conveyed that the recently launched drone policy is going to bring life-changing transformation in the fields ranging from agriculture to health, to disaster management to defence.
The Prime Minister said recently launched PM Gatishakti – National Master Plan will not only improve governance but also ensure that all modes of transport such as road, rail, air etc should support each other and increase each other’s capacity.
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All India Trinamool Congress
Under the visionary leadership of Mamata Banerjee, AITC has shown the way to ensure increased participation of women in politics, in this country.
We’re the first party to give 40% seats to women in LS elections!
Amid such dire times, Congress is understandably trying to emulate and one can only hope that this is genuine and not tokenism.
If they are to be taken seriously, they must give 40% seats to women in states other than UP as well.
I bow in reverence to Maharishi Valmiki on the special occasion of Valmiki Jayanti.PM Narendra Modi
We recall his seminal contributions towards chronicling our rich past and glorious culture.
His emphasis on social empowerment keeps inspiring us.
When attention is given to the spiritual aspect of one’s life, it brings a sense of belongingness, and responsibility, compassion and caring for the whole of humanity:
Pic Credit: Sri Sri