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Gandhihagar, Saturday: Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi while speaking at the 58th meeting of the National Development Council held at Vigyan Bhawan under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, assailed the Central Government for not paying any attention to people's problems, especially inflation, power crisis and poor governance while finalizing the Approach 12th Five Year Plan. Quoting Prime Minister's speech about every organ of the government working in tandem, he said that in some States, Governors are deviating from set constitutional norms and Central Government is interfering in the administration of the States. He demanded that a meeting should be convened to discuss the adoption of Justice Sarkaria Commission and Punchchi Committee report on Centre – State relations to preserve federal structure of the country.

He said during the 11th plan, there have been enough instances of major schemes yielding sub-optimal outcomes because the schemes gave little or no flexibility to the States.

He pointed out that a number of recent actions by Central Government like Draft Ports Regulatory Bill, 2011, Draft Communal Violence Bill, Draft National Sports Development Bill, 2011 etc.  are encroaching the powers of the States. He also mentioned that everyone has accepted that there is rampant corruption in MGNREGA and demanded a Joint Parliament Committee (JPC) should be set up to go into various aspects of MGNREGA and suggest measures.

While quoting Prime Minister's speech he said that recession is affecting the economic growth, however, Gujarat in spite of being an industrial State, has achieved 11% growth during the 11th Plan Period. On the contrary, country's growth has suffered which shows that it is not only recession but poor governance which is adversely affecting the economic growth of the country. He said that populous measures adopted by the Central Government which cost thousands of crores, adversely affect the economic growth and development.

In his address to National Development Council, Shri Narendra Modi also wondered how Planning Commission can be denigrated by another office i.e. National Advisory Council (NAC) set up by the Government. He also questioned whether NDC which represents the people of the country in the form of elected representatives from the Centre and States is going to take decision on developmental issues or will it be National Advisory Council. He called upon the Central Government to adopt best practices from States. He appealed to the Prime Minister that Centre should also cooperate with States rather only States expected to cooperate with the Centre.

While touching upon agriculture sector, he pointed out that allocation of funds for agri-infrastructure, agri-technology and value addition had been meager. In fact, Central Government is neglecting the sector and there is no increase in the outlays on agriculture.

He gave example of poor planning and management of supply of fertilizers, resulting in non-fulfillment of the need of the farmers. Last year at the time of sowing, very negligible quantity of urea and other fertilizers were available in the country. Unfortunately, Central Government did not do anything. Since UPA Government came into power, no addition has been made in the production of fertilizers in the country. He also mentioned that Government of India has to work in tandem with others to source raw material for fertilizers especially rock phosphate.

He lambasted the short-sightedness of the Central Government for imposing ban on cotton export which resulted into loss of more than five thousand crore to the farmers of Gujarat. Of course, after repeated requests by the State Government, the Centre lifted the ban but damage was done.

He also said that Central Government as well as Congress Party have been emphasizing upon eliminating discretionary powers with various Central Ministers and Government. However, it is a well known secret that year after year huge assistance is provided to select States as a ‘political favour' without any well set norms, criteria and transparency. This whole assistance to states in thousands of crores, is provided in a highly opaque manner. He demanded that Central Government should come out clean and publish a ‘white paper' on various packages and financial assistance provided to states during the last seven years of UPA rule. It is a well known fact that un-allocated power available with the Central agencies is given as political favour to some States without any transparency in allocation.

He also mentioned that this is the first time in recent years when people are not sure about getting electricity during Diwali because of mismanagement of production and transportation of coal, an important raw material for producing electricity. He also mentioned how Union Coal Minister is admitting corruption, inefficiency, indifference and non performance but is unable to do anything.

He expressed his deep concern about contradictions and conflicts within the Central Government. He expressed his concern over splurging of public fund for same job by duplicating to capture individual's data and biometric for UID and National Population Register.

He wondered how Hon'ble PM on one hand appeals to states for best practices, good schemes and on the other hand, if any state does good work, it is always penalized while allocating the funds. He specifically mentioned about Gujarat where under different schemes like PMGSY, hardly any funds are given because Gujarat started improving its roads prior to start of the Government of India's rural road scheme.

He appealed to the Prime Minister and Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission to have a relook at last 11 plans, approaches and outcomes, which will guide us in framing our next plan. He cautioned that the draft approach paper should not become another well drafted document.

Gujarat Ministers Shri Saurabhbhai Patel (MoS- Finance), Shri Ranjitbhai Gilitwala (MoS-Planning), Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Deputy Chairman, State Planning Commission, Shri A. K. Joti, Chief Secretary and senior officers from Gujarat attended the NDC meeting.

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PM-CARES Fund to procurement 1,50,000 units of Oxycare System at a cost of Rs 322.5 Crore.
Comprehensive system developed by DRDO to regulate oxygen being administrated to patients based on the sensed values of their SpO2 levels.
DRDO has transferred the technology to multiple industries in India who will be producing the Oxycare Systems for use all across India.
Oxycare system reduces the work load and exposure of healthcare providers by eliminating the need of routine measurement and manual adjustments of Oxygen flow

PM-CARES Fund has accorded sanction for procurement of 1,50,000 units of Oxycare System at a cost of Rs 322.5 Crore. It is a comprehensive system developed by DRDO to regulate oxygen being administrated to patients based on the sensed values of their SpO2 levels.

The system has been developed in two Configurations. The basic version consists of a 10 litre Oxygen cylinder, a Pressure Regulator cum Flow Controller, a Humidifier and a Nasal Cannula. The Oxygen flow is regulated manually based on the SpO2 readings. The intelligent configuration includes a system for automatic regulation of Oxygen through a Low Pressure Regulator, Electronic Control System and an SpO2 Probe in addition to the basic version.

SpO2 Based Oxygen Control System optimises consumption of oxygen based on the SpO2 level of the patient and effectively increases the endurance of portable Oxygen cylinder. The threshold SpO2 value for initiating flow from the system can be adjusted by the health staff and the SpO2 levels are continuously monitored and displayed by the system. It reduces the work load and exposure of healthcare providers by eliminating the need of routine measurement and manual adjustments of Oxygen flow, thereby facilitating tele-consultation also. The automatic system also provides suitable audio warning for various failure scenarios including low SpO2 values and probe disconnections. These Oxycare systems can be used at Homes, Quarantine Centres, COVID Care Centres and Hospitals.

In addition, Non-Rebreather Masks (NRM) are integrated with the Oxycare Systems for efficient use of oxygen which results in saving of Oxygen by 30-40%.

DRDO has transferred the technology to multiple industries in India who will be producing the Oxycare Systems for use all across India.

The current medical protocol recommends oxygen therapy for all severe and critical Covid-19 patients. Given the current status of oxygen generation, transport and storage, oxygen cylinders have proved to be effective. Considering the present COVID pandemic situation with large number of individuals requiring oxygen therapy, sourcing only one type of system may not be practical, as all the manufacturing plants making the basic building blocks of the system are already running at their maximum capacity.  A mix and match of the system would prove to be a useful arrangement in the given situation. While the capacity of existing domestic manufacturers of carbon-manganese steel cylinders is very limited, as an alternative, DRDO has suggested light material portable cylinders which can easily act as substitutes for normal oxygen cylinders.