Bollywood actors Arbaaz Khan and Vivek Oberoi call on Shri Modi.

Both actors shared some of their upcoming projects and their proposed partnership with Gujarat on the occasion.

Amitabh Bachchan is the Brand Ambassador for Gujarat tourism, and is regularly seen in the ‘Khushbu Gujarat Ki’ campaign.

On Saturday 26th May 2012, two leading Bollywood actors Arbaaz Khan and Vivek Oberoi met Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar.

Mr. Khan, who was in Gujarat in connection with an advertisement shooting, called on the Chief Minister and spoke about his intention to shoot for his upcoming film Dabangg-2 in Gujarat.



Mr. Oberoi met Shri Modi and informed him about his proposed project to make entertainment places for the weekends, in which Gujarat would figure too.



Apart from these two prominent actors, various leading luminaries from the film industry have called on Shri Modi in the past. The most famous name is that of Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, who is the Brand Ambassador for Gujarat tourism. His ‘Khushbu Gujarat Ki’ ad campaign has become a household phenomenon and a recent report stated that with this, a record 25-lakh tourists visited Gujarat for the year 2011-2012. Shri Modi often points out that earlier Gujaratis made the best tourists but now Gujarat is a preferred tourist destination in its own right, drawing tourists from all parts of the world.

In the recent past, popular actor Mr. Ajay Devgn met Shri Modi in connection where among other things, he even discussed his 25 MW solar power plant investment at Charanka with the Chief Minister. Other actors who have met Shri Modi are Mr. Jackie Shroff, Mr. Sunil Shetty, Mr. Anupam Kher and Ms. Preity Zinta. During Shri Modi’s 3-day Sadbhavana fast, leading actor Mr. Paresh Rawal, composer Mr. Ismail Darbar and many leading actors of the Gujarati film industry came to extend their support to the Sadbhavana Mission.


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PM holds a high level meeting on oxygen supply and availability
April 22, 2021

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.