Democracy's Good Administration:

Celebration of Development Festivals through People's Participation Chief Minister's Firm Resolve:

To Architect 51 Shakti-Piths of India at Ambaji-Tirth:

To Generate Massive Employment Opportunities for the Banaskantha District

The Unique Movement to ameliorate the living conditions of the Tribals under the Ambitious Vanbandhu Package

Palanpur: Thursday: Addressing a huge convention of tribal people at Ambaji today, Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi reiterated his firms resolve to generate huge employment opportunities for the Banaskantha district, under the structured and meticulously planned initiatives of developing the pilgrim centre. Outlining the theme to architect the 51 Shakti-Piths at the Gabbar Parikrama-The Circular Route with spiritual significance - , spread across the country, Chief Minister envisioned total and all round development of the tribal people from Umargam to Ambaji.

Under the State level celebration of 62nd Independence Day, Chief Minister commenced twelve odd development projects emanating expenditure of Rs.22 Crores. After Independence, for the first time, recognizing the need of the tribal sector, with principal focus on education and health the State Government has launched structured efforts intended to provide employment opportunities to the poorest of the poor. What is not done for the Tribals in 62 years is to be done in the next 61 months, Said the C.M. Chief Minister also launched the Dudhala Pashu Project for the Tribal families, under the Ambitious Vanbandhu Project with the Budget outlay of Rs.15000/ Crores.

Ministers Shri Narottam Patel, Shri Jaynarayan Vyas, Shri Jaysinh Chauhan, M.D.Tourism Corporation Shri P.D.Vaghela, Deputy President BJP-State Unit- Shri Haribhai Chaudhari, Shri Daulatgiri Gauswami, Shri Javansinh Solanki, Collector Shri R.J.Patel, eminent leaders and people in large numbers attended the convention.

Source :

Information Bureau, Government of Gujarat, Banaskantha. Date: 14/08/2008

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PM Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the oxygen supply across the country and discuss ways and means to boost its availability. The officials briefed him on the efforts undertaken in the last few weeks to improve the supply of oxygen.

PM spoke about the need to work rapidly on multiple aspects: increasing production of oxygen, increasing the speed of distribution & using innovative ways to provide oxygen support to health facilities.

PM was informed that an elaborate exercise is being done in co-ordination with the states to identify their demand for oxygen and ensure adequate supply accordingly. PM was briefed on how oxygen supply to states is steadily increasing. Against the present demand from 20 states of 6,785 MT/ day of Liquid Medical Oxygen, Government of India has from 21st April, allocated 6,822 MT/ day to these states.

It was noted that in the last few days, availability of Liquid Medical Oxygen has been increased by about 3,300 MT/ day with contributions from private and public steel plants, industries, oxygen manufacturers as well as through prohibition of supply of oxygen for non-essential industries.

Officers informed the PM that they are working together with the states to operationalize the sanctioned PSA oxygen plants as soon as possible.

PM directed the officials to ensure that oxygen supply to various states happen in a smooth, unhindered manner. He spoke about the need to fix responsibility with the local administration in cases of obstruction. He also asked ministries to explore various innovative ways to increase production & supply of oxygen.

Various measures are being undertaken to rapidly increase the availability of cyrogenic tankers through conversion of nitrogen and argon tankers, import and airlifting of tankers as well as manufacturing them.

PM stressed on the need to ensure faster transportation of oxygen to the states. It was discussed that Railways is being used for rapid and non-stop long distance transport of tankers. First rake has reached from Mumbai to Vizag to transport 105 MT of LMO. Similarly, empty oxygen tankers are also being air-lifted to Oxygen suppliers to reduce one way journey time in oxygen supply.

Representatives from the medical community also spoke about the need for judicious use of oxygen and how an audit in some states has decreased oxygen demand without affecting the condition of patients.

PM also stressed that the states should come down heavily on hoarding.

The meeting was attended by Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Home Secretary, Health Secretary & Officials from Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Minstry of Road Transport, Pharmaceuticals, NiTi Aayog.