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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a huge rally at Thrissur as part of his Kerala visit today. The visit saw PM Modi dedicate the newly expanded Kochi Refinery and several other crucial projects relating to the petrochemicals sector to the people of the country.

Describing the rapidly growing energy needs of the country and the initiatives taken to address these challenges, PM Modi listed out schemes like Ujjwala Yojana under which gas cylinders have been distributed to the people at a massive scale. He further added, "India's energy needs are growing. That is why we have sped up the development of oil and gas infrastructure in the country."

PM Modi talked at length about the efficient governance of his government across various sectors which have further enhanced India's growth prospects. He said, "In the last four and half years, the NDA government in the Centre gas transformed the culture of governance in India. Today, India is the fastest growing major economy in the world. Five years ago, the world had given up on India, but today, the world wants to come here and invest. Our perception has improved and so has our performance."

Lashing out at the ruling CPI(M) government in Kerala for its utter disregard towards the cultural ethos of people of Kerala, Prime Minister Modi said, "The issue of Sabarimala Temple has caught the attention of the entire nation. The people of India are seeing the manner in which the Communist government of Kerala are disrespecting all aspects of Kerala's culture. I fail to understand why the Communists are undermining our culture and civilisation, which has stood the test of time spanning centuries."

PM Modi also took on the 'Mahagathbandhan' of Opposition parties that have formed an alliance against the BJP-led government for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections saying "My friends in the Opposition are bankrupt when it comes to any positive and constructive agenda for the development of our nation. All they have is their hatred for Modi. Their day starts with abusing Modi and ends with abusing Modi. I want to tell them- Abuse me as much as you want but don't put barriers in India's progress. Abuse me as much as you want but don't abuse our great nation."

 

He further criticized the recent doubts posed against the Election Commission of India by Opposition parties, particularly the Congress and remarked, "The entire nation was amused to see a press conference in London, where, on foreign soils, India's democratic ethos was questioned. And, who was spotted in that press conference? A topmost Congress leader. Is this your respect towards our institutions and our democracy? Is this what our politics has come to, that now, you will even go to foreign lands to undermine the mandate of the people of India?"

The wide-ranging address at the rally concluded with PM Modi speaking about former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan being conferred with a Padma Award by his government recently. In this regard, he said, "It is an honour that our government had the opportunity of conferring a Padma Award to Nambi Narayanan. We value each and every person who is working to make India stronger."

PM Modi further assured his supporters and the people of the country that he won't allow corruption to take place as long as he is in power and urged his supporters in Kerala to come together and work towards saving the culture of Kerala, to create a New India, a Positive India.

 

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PM chairs a comprehensive high level meeting to review the situation relating to Covid-19 & vaccination
November 27, 2021
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PM briefed about the new Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’ along with its characteristics, impact in various countries & implications for India
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States should to be sensitised on the need to ensure that all those who have got the first dose are given the second dose timely: PM

Today morning PM Narendra Modi chaired a comprehensive meeting which lasted for almost 2 hours to review the public health preparedness & vaccination related situation for Covid-19.

PM was briefed about the global trends on Covid-19 infections and cases. Officials highlighted that countries across the world have experienced multiple COVID-19 surges since the onset of the pandemic. PM also reviewed the national situation relating to Covid-19 cases and test positivity rates.

PM was apprised of the progress in vaccination and the efforts being made under the ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign. PM directed that there is a need to increase the second dose coverage and that states need to be sensitised on the need to ensure that all those who have got the first dose are given the second dose timely. PM was also given details about the sero-positivity in the country from time to time and its implications in public health response.

Officials briefed PM about the new Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’ along with its characteristics and the impact seen in various countries. Its implications for India were also discussed. PM spoke about the need to be proactive in light of the new variant. PM said that in light of the new threat, people need to more cautious and the need to take proper precautions like masking & social distancing. PM highlighted the need for monitoring all international arrivals, their testing as per guidelines, with a specific focus on countries identified ‘at risk’. PM also asked officials to review plans for easing of international travel restrictions in light of the emerging new evidence.

PM was given an overview of the sequencing efforts in the country and the variants circulating in the country. PM directed that genome sequencing samples be collected from international travellers and community as per norms, tested through the network of labs already established under INSACOG and early warning signal identified for Covid-19 management. PM spoke about the need to increase the sequencing efforts and make it more broad-based.

He also directed officials to work closely with state governments to ensure that there is proper awareness at the state and district level. He directed that intensive containment and active surveillance should continue in clusters reporting higher cases and required technical support be provided to states which are reporting higher cases presently. PM also asked that awareness needs to be created about ventilation and air-borne behaviour of the virus.

Officials briefed PM that they are following a facilitative approach to newer pharmaceutical products. PM instructed officials to coordinate with states to ensure that there is adequate buffer stocks of various medicines. He asked officials to work with the states to review the functioning of medical infrastructure including pediatric facilities.

PM asked officials to co-ordinate with states to endure proper functioning of PSA oxygen plants & ventilators.

The meeting was attended by Shri. Rajiv Gauba, Cabinet Secretary, Dr. V.K.Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, Shri. A.K.Bhalla, Home Secretary, Shri. Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary (MoHFW), Secretary (Pharmaceuticals); Dr. Rajesh Gokhale, Secretary (Biotechnology); Dr. Balram Bhargava, DG ICMR; Shri. Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary (AYUSH); Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary (Urban Development); Sh. R.S. Sharma CEO NHA; Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan (Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India) along with other senior officials.