All districts now have at least one PSA Oxygen plant: PM Narendra Modi

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi digitally inaugurated 35 PSA Oxygen Plants in different locations across 35 States and UTs today from AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand in the presence of Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Chemicals & Fertilizers. Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Gurmit Singh, Governor, Uttarakhand, Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, Chief Minister, Uttarakhand, Shri Ajay Bhatt, Union Minister-of-State for Defence and Tourism, Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, Health and Medical Education Minister, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Shri Prem Chand Aggarwal, Speaker, Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly were also present.

Speaking on India’s tryst with COVID-19 crisis, Prime Minister acknowledged it as the crisis of the century. Applauding the vigour and enthusiasm with which India faced the crisis, he said,

“Through the efforts of all, from just one lab at the beginning of the pandemic we have now have 3000 testing labs in the country. The Government worked round the clock to boost production and supply of essentials such as N95 masks, PPE kits, ventilators. The movement to become Aatmanirbhar ensured self-sufficiency in all our capacities.”

He also mentioned the critical role played by Made-in-India ventilators and the Largest Vaccine Drive undertaken worldwide to combat COVID-19.

The Prime Minister while underscoring India’s journey to manage Medical Oxygen observed, 

“India’s Oxygen Production Capacity of 900MT has increased more than 10-fold since intervention. The management of production and transportation of Oxygen in the time of crisis on a war footing set an example in itself. Oxygen tankers were flown out, Special Oxygen Express were run, DRDO used the Oxygen Collection technology of Tejas Aircraft to deploy the first Oxygen plants.”

He also pointed out that massive work was undertaken thereafter: All districts now have at least 1 PSA plant made available to them; Centre along with the States have commissioned 4000 new Oxygen Plants, 1 lakh concentrators were also installed with a focus on geographically distant areas.

The Prime Minister congratulated all persons associated with the vaccination drive. He expressed his elation that the 100-crore mark will be reached soon. The CoWIN platform, he noted, has scaled up the drive in a geographically diverse country enabling vaccination in mountains-deserts, jungles-plains, sessions for as less as 10 people to those enabling vaccine administration to 10 lakh people.

Mentioning the recent efforts to transport vaccines in hard to reach areas by drone, the Prime Minister pointed out the effort of the Government in vaccinating people of the Terai region.

‘AIIMS in every State’ and ‘Medical College in every District’ were highlighted as the aim of the government. Prime Minister said, “Last mile delivery of healthcare is not possible with the network of AIIMS limited to 6-7 States. Every State should have an AIIMS. TheAyushman Bharat Programme has also helped in easing pressure on Government Hospitals, reducing waitlist of operations while the newly launched Digital Mission will address the menace of lack of medical history.”

On the target of opening one medical college in every district, he noted that colleges have been opened in 170 districts.

Prime Minister described Centre-State co-ordination in Uttarakhand as ‘Vikas ka Double Engine’. He congratulated the State on achievements of Vaccination and outlined the progress of Central schemes being implemented along with the State which will transform the lives of the people.

Shri Mansukh Mandaviya expressed his admiration of the Prime Minister on his completion of two decades of Lok-Seva.

He noted, “Two decades of experience as an adept administrator has enabled India to tide over the COVID crisis in which the health system of several western countries exhausted themselves. 

The Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Package had enabled the poor to evade the ill-effects of public Lockdown Not only the poor, India trusted and acknowledged its scientists to develop, roll-out and systematically administer COVID-19 vaccine across the country.” To contextualize this achievement in the sphere of health, the Union Minister said, “Rotavirus vaccine developed in 2006 came to India in 2014. The Hepatitis-B vaccine after 11 years (1986; 1997), Rabies vaccine developed in 1980 came to India in 1999. We not only developed COVID-19 vaccine ourselves but also ensured wide availability.”

Speaking on the inauguration, he expressed his elation that with the inauguration of 35 PSA oxygen plants, 1191 plants will have been made operational in 108 days.

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Bharat Bandh; Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi voice their support to farmers’ protest

Rahul Gandhi, Former Congress President :

Farmers’ non-violent satyagraha is intact even today.

But the exploitative government does not like this.

That’s why today is Bharat Bandh.

I Stand with the Farmers.

Priyanks Gandhi, General Secretary, Indian National Congress :

The Farms belongs to the Farmers

The labour is of the Farmers

The crop belongs to the Farmers

But, the BJP government is eager to take possession of it for its trillionaire friends.

Whole India is with the farmers. Narendra Modi ji take back the black laws.

No country has such a massive connected infrastructure anywhere in the world. This digital infrastructure is taking ‘ration to prashasan’ to the common man in a fast, transparent manner : PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission :

Today is a very important day for India in the 21st centurary. Our health sector is entering a new phase that will change the country’s health landscape.

3 years ago we began Ayushman Bharat Yojana on the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay. I am glad to announce that today, we are beginning Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will further enhance the goals of Ayushman Bharat Yojana.

The 7-year campaign to strengthen the health facilities of the country is entering a new phase from today. This mission has the power to revolutionize healthcare in India.

Digital India Mission will tremendously increase the potential of schemes like Ayushman Bharat Yojana.

Digital India Mission is taking the government’s scheme to the remotest parts of the country. Initiatives like eRupay are further strengthening our mission.

With 118 crore mobile subscribers, almost 80 crore internet users, 43 crore Jan Dhan accounts: we can proudly say that digital infrastructure is transforming the lives of common man in India.

No country has such a massive connected infrastructure anywhere in the world. This digital infrastructure is taking ‘ration to prashasan’ to the common man in a fast, transparent manner.

Our mothers, sisters & senior citizens will greatly benefit from Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. Those who were hesitant to go to the hospitals due to financial difficulties.

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is a big investment in the present & future of the country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits construction site of Central Vista project

PIB:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the construction site of the new Parliament building in New Delhi. He did a first-hand inspection of the construction status and met the construction workers.

Today we are launching the classes of Delhi Govt School of Specialized Excellence and welcoming its first batch of 2200 students : Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia, Deputy CM, Delhi :

Today we are launching the classes of Delhi Govt School of Specialized Excellence and welcoming its first batch of 2200 students.

21st century’s India needs experts with special skills and mindset. These schools will set a new standard in the education system.

SoSEs will have four different streams – Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) education, humanities, 21st century skills, performing & visual arts.

Under the new Delhi Board of School Education these schools will be offering International Baccalaureate programmes.

Grateful to the Indian community in Washington DC for the warm welcome : PM Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister :

Grateful to the Indian community in Washington DC for the warm welcome.

Our diaspora is our strength.

It is commendable how the Indian diaspora has distinguished itself across the world.

Landed in Washington DC. Over the next two days, will be meeting US President Joe Biden and Vice President KamalaHarris, Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Yoshihide Suga.

Will attend the Quad meeting and would also interact with leading CEOs to highlight economic opportunities in India.

PM Narendra Modi was greeted on arrival by Shri Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Ambassador of India to USA and Mr. T. H. Brian McKeon, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.

A long flight also means opportunities to go through papers and some file work.

I have celebrated many birthdays, but yesterday was very emotional : PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi interacts & congratulate the healthcare workers & beneficiaries in Goa on administering 100 percent of the first COVID-19 vaccination dose :

The largest vaccination doses administered on 17th September with over 2.5 crore vaccinations by the Indian healthcare workers is worth admiring & shows our dedication to fight against this pandemic.

One of the key pillars in driving this Largest Vaccine Drive is the ongoing logistical support running parallelly across the states to ensure timely delivery of the vaccinations.

Goa is a state that beautifully captures the diversity of our country. It is a state that strengthens the spirit of Ek BharatShreshthaBharat. Their achievement of administering 100% of the 1st vaccination dose is a moment of pride for all of us.

In the last few months, Goa has bravely fought natural calamities like heavy rains, cyclones & floods. I congratulate all corona warriors, health workers & Team Goa for maintaining the pace of vaccination amidst these challenges.

Largest Vaccine Drive and the landmark figure of COVID-19 vaccination doses administered on 17th September reflects the potential of India on combatting this pandemic together; nationally & globally.

I have celebrated many birthdays, but yesterday was very emotional. Yesterday, for Vaccine Seva, we made the record of administering 2.5 crore doses. We administered 15 lakh doses every hour, 26,000 doses every minute. This is a matter of pride for all of us.

Strongly condemn Delhi police for sealing entry points to national capital & detaining Akali Dal workers reaching Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib : Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Former Union Cabinet Minister :

Strongly condemn Delhi police for sealing entry points to national capital & detaining Akali Dal workers reaching Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib.

Receiving phone calls & videos telling how Police trying to foil protest march to Parl against 3 Farm Laws. It’s an undeclared EMERGENCY!

Sukhbir Singh Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal President :

I pray to Guru Sahib to bless us with strength and courage, as we begin the historic march from Gurudwara Sri Rakab Ganj Sahib. May he help us in our fight to get justice for our Annadatas.

Manipur’s Hathei Chilly & Tamenglong orange have been granted GI Tag : N Biren Singh

N Biren Singh, CM, Manipur :

What a great start to the day for Manipur!

I’m really happy to share that 2 (two) products of Manipur viz Hathei Chilly & Tamenglong orange have been granted GI Tag.

This is a historic milestone in the history of Manipur which will increase the income of the farmers immensely.

65 KV Double Circuit Vindhyachal –Varanasi Transmission Line commissioned; to provide strong connectivity between northern region and western region

PIB

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited has commissioned  the 765 Kilo Volt (kV) Double Circuit (D/C) Vindhyachal –Varanasi Transmission Line.

This transmission line corridor shall provide a strong connectivity between Northern Region (NR) and Western Region (WR) and facilitate reliable flow of power, benefitting the overall social and economic system, by enabling reliable flow of power to industries and households in Northern Region, Western Region and the entire country. With the commissioning of this link, the inter-regional power transfer capacity of national grid has enhanced by 4200 MW, taking the total capacity to 110750 MW in the country.

The 190-km long transmission line transverses tough geographical areas and crosses four rivers Ganga, Gopad, Meyar & Sone. The 92-km portion of this transmission line passes through Madhya Pradesh and the remaining 98-km passes through  Uttar Pradesh. This project has been acquired by POWERGRID under Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB).

Recently, POWERGRID through its subsidiary, POWERGRID Jawaharpur Firozabad Transmission Ltd, has commissioned Transmission system for Evacuation of Power from 2×660 MW Jawaharpur Thermal Power Project and constructed 400 kV Sub-station at Firozabad along with associated transmission lines.

POWERGRID presently has  172,154 ckm of transmission lines, 262 Sub-stations and more than 446,940 MVA of transformation capacity. With the adoption of latest technological tools and techniques, enhanced use of automation and digital solutions, POWERGRID has been able to maintain average transmission system availability >99%.

This has been done by its wholly owned subsidiary PVTSL as per scheduled target.

I feel particularly privileged to be able to perform seva in this momentous journey of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji : Hardeep S Puri

Hardeep S Puri, Union Minister :

Surreal
Blessed
Humbling

There come moments of mixed emotions in one’s life which are difficult to explain.

I feel particularly privileged to be able to perform seva in this momentous journey of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

Waheguru mehar kare.

Whether East, North East, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, the entire Himalayan region, our coastal belt or tribal region, these will become a big base for India’s development in the future : PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on the 75th Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi :

I pay homage to all the freedom fighters who gave their lives for this great nation. I salute everyone who has played a key role in this glorious journey of our nation. I salute our scientists, doctors and frontline workers who have showcased their undeterred vigour in fighting the COVID19 pandemic.

I want to wish Happy 75th Independence Day to all of you and to all those who love India, love democracy all over the world.

I pay tribute to our Tokyo2020 Olympians who made our nation proud. They have not only won our hearts but also inspired our young generation.

Partition’s pains can never be forgotten. Yesterday we took an emotional decision of marking 14th August as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day. Be it Nehru ji, the first PM of India, Sardar Patel,who turned the country into a united nation or Babasaheb Ambedkar,who showed India the way to the future, the country is remembering all of them, the country is indebted to all of them.

It is a moment of pride for us that because of our scientists, we were able to develop two MakeInIndia COVID Vaccines and carry out the world’s Largest Vaccine Drive.

Our goal is to develop a nation where we not only have world-class infrastructure but also move ahead with the mantra of ‘Minimum government, maximum governance.

In this Bharat ki Vikas Yatra, we have to ensure that we meet our goal of building an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat when we celebrate 100 years of India’s Independence.

The resolution is incomplete until the determination is not accompanied by the culmination of hard work and valor. That is why we have to fulfill all our resolutions by doing hard work and culmination of might.

We have to move forward with the goal of ensuring that every citizen is connected with government’s transformative schemes.

Today, a new history of connectivity is being written in the North East. This connectivity of the hearts as well as of the infrastructure. We have to bring out the potential of our North East and give them equal opportunities in this developmental journey of our nation. The work of connecting all the state capitals of North-East with rail service is going to be completed very soon.

Ladakh is witnessing a new transformative phase where the government is focusing on building world-class infrastructure. On one hand, Ladakh is witnessing the creation of modern infrastructure, while on the other, ‘Sindhu Central University’ is going to make Ladakh a center of higher education.

It is our dream that small farmers become the pride of the country. In the coming years, we will have to increase the collective power of the small farmers of the country. They have to be given new facilities. We are trying to empower these farmers through SVAMITVA Yojana. SVAMITVA Yojna is transforming the lives in rural India. Drone is helping our rural citizens map their land and apply for various schemes/loans online. The government is now focusing on welfare of small farmers. 10 Crore farmer families have directly received over ₹1.5 lakh crore in their bank accounts.

Whether East, North East, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, the entire Himalayan region, our coastal belt or tribal region, these will become a big base for India’s development in the future.

Our youth is the ‘Can Do’ Generation, and they can achieve everything they set their mind to.

Today is also the birth anniversary of the great thinker of the country, Shri Aurbindo. He used to say ‘We have to become as powerful as we were never before. We must change our habits, re-awaken ourselves with a new heart’.

Our actions today will determine our future. Our today will set the theme of our 100 years of India’s Independence.

India’s youth had fought for ‘Swaraj’ back then. They were ready to die for Independence. Today, you have to fight for ‘Su-raj’ (good governance) today : PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi’s interaction with IPS Probationers of 2019 batch :

On the back of Salt Satyagraha, Gandhi Ji had talked about moving the foundations of the British Raj in 1930. He had started the Dandi March from Sabarmati with a small group of people.

With every passing day, few people joined the March. When he reached Dandi, the entire country stood up, took notice and was moved. I want you to take inspiration from that willpower. This willpower had transformed India’s struggle for Independence.

The nation expects similar willpower for transformation from youth such as you. India’s youth had fought for ‘Swaraj’ back then. They were ready to die for Independence. Today, you have to fight for ‘Su-raj’ (good governance) today.

When a country takes the swift road towards development, internal and external challenges come up. Thus, it is a challenge for you to make policing better. It is a challenge for you to stop crime that is using modern techniques, especially in cybersecurity.

The negative perception of police in the common citizen is a massive challenge. At the beginning of COVID, this perception had changed a little because police was helping the poor and needy. However, the perception has returned to negative.

It is the responsibility of the new generation of police to ensure that this perception changes.

Core inflation has moved up in a month from 5.5 per cent to 5.8 per cent. : P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram, Former Finance Minister :

According to the National Statistics Office’s press release dated July 12, 2021, India’s Consumer Price Inflation has breached the upper limit of the range determined by the government and the RBI.

The range is 4 plus/minus 2 per cent, but the CPI is 6.23 per cent. Urban CPI has spurted from 5.91 per cent in May to 6.37 per cent in June. Core inflation has moved up in a month from 5.5 per cent to 5.8 per cent.

Food inflation is at 5.58 per cent. Pulses inflation is at 10.01 per cent. Fruits inflation is at 11.82 per cent. Transport inflation is at 11.56 per cent. Fuel & Light inflation is at 12.68 per cent. And Oils and Fats inflation is at 34.78 per cent.

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After Odisha, Delhi has run out of vaccines : P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram, Former Finance Minister :

Odisha has reported that 24 out of 30 districts have run out of vaccines. Odisha is governed by the BJD, an ally of the BJP. What has the central government that dismissed complaints of vaccine shortage got to say now?

Vaccine shortage is a FACT. Vaccine production is EXAGGERATED. Vaccine import is a MYSTERY.

Vaccinating the entire adult population by December 2021 is an empty BOAST.

Will the new Health Minister Mansukhmandviya tell the nation the truth about the vaccination programme?

After Odisha, Delhi has run out of vaccines.

Will the new Health Minister Mansukhmandviya please tell us how he plans to ensure regular, adequate and uninterrupted supply of vaccines to the States.

Continuous efforts are being made to increase the supply of COVID vaccines on a large scale. Attempt is being made to give a schedule of next 15 days to the states in advance : PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi’s interaction with state and district officials across the country on Covid-19 management :

  • There are different challenges in every district of our country and you all understand the challenges of your district best. So when your district wins, the country wins. If your district defeats Corona so does the country.
  • What are our weapons against this virus? Our weapons are – Local Containment Zones, Aggressive Testing and accurate and complete information to the people.
  • How many beds are available in the hospital, where are they available? The availability of such information will make people more aware and make things convinient for them. In the same way, black marketing should be controlled.
  • Continuous efforts are being made to increase the supply of COVID vaccines on a large scale. Health Ministry is streamlining the system and process of vaccination. Attempt is being made to give a schedule of next 15 days to the states in advance.
  • This will help you know that for many people in the district will the vaccine be made available and how do you have to make preparation for that.
  • You all are playing a very important role in the battle against Corona. In a way, you are the field commanders of this battle.
  • Currently, there is a dip in the number of COVID19 cases in some states while increase in others. As the cases are decreasing, we need to be more alert. I have been requesting in the meetings which were held in last one year that our fight is to save every single life