Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes it is a blessing to the BJP that after its continuous efforts, it is being successful in developing pilgrimage sites related to Babasaheb as Panchatirth. Prime Minister Modi has also got the opportunity to visit several such sites. Be it a visit to Ambedkar's birthplace or to purchase the land of Indu Mill in Maharashtra to develop a memorial at Chaitanya Bhoomi; developing the Diksha Sthal in Nagpur according to international standards or constructing a memorial at 15 Janpath in Delhi at his Mahaparinirvan Sthal – the Government is sparing no efforts to develop these centres as Panchatirth.

Memorial in Mhow - On April 14, 2016, the Prime Minister paid tribute to Dr. Ambedkar at his birthplace Mhow. The Shivraj Government in Madhya Pradesh has given this monument a new life. The foundation stone for this memorial was laid by the then Chief Minister Sunder Lal Patwa.

Today, this monument has become a pilgrimage for people who respect Babasaheb. From here, the Prime Minister gave the clarion call for ‘Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday’. Referring to Babasaheb's thinking and his contribution to the poor, Prime Minister Modi says that there should be a sense of reverence for understanding the principle of Babasaheb.

Memorial at Diksha Sthal - Following the formation of BJP government in Maharashtra, Diksha Sthal has been accorded the status of A-class tourist destination. This long awaited demand was met with PM Modi’s initiative of marking 125th Jayanti of Babasaheb Ambedkar. Rapid development of the land is being done to make the site for monument world class.

Memorial at Chaitanya Bhoomi – The task of developing Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial at Chaitanya Bhoomi in Mumbai is progressing. There were many obstacles in this especially the case of 12.5 acres of land was stuck for years from Indu Mill. The process of transferring the land was not complete. When Devendra Fadnavis became Chief Minister in Maharashtra, with the inspiration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he facilitated this process in collaboration with Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani. A few days ago, this work was done on March 25th. Maharashtra Government has taken initiative to purchase land of Indu Mill and make a memorial site here. In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Bhoomi Pujan for the site.

The Prime Minister said that the memorial site would not only be built by lime, stone and bricks, but through public participation. PM Modi urged to plant trees, each belonging to 40,000 villages of Maharashtra and one tree from all the states of the country.

Ambedkar International Center at Janpath - Ambedkar International Center is being built at Janpath Marg in New Delhi. The place would attract people from the point of view of tourism, while followers of Babasaheb Ambedkar can come here and connect with his ideals and principles.

Ambedkar Memorial at Alipur Road - Ambedkar's Mahaparinirvana took place in a Bungalow at 26, Alipur Road, Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of a unique building here. Remembering the social, political and economic contributions of Babasaheb, PM Modi says that he will be injustice to limit Babasaheb to a particular class. He recalled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said that he had decided for the memorial to come up. The memorial will be inaugurated on 14 April 2018.

Apart from Panchatirth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Ambedkar Memorial in London on November 14, 2015. Maharashtra Government led by Devendra Fadnavis bought the three-storey house, where Dr. Ambedkar used to stay. 800 crore rupees have been spent to convert the building into a museum. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating that the people of this world would be drawn to this place to understand India's economic thinking.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that Babasaheb has taught us to work in national and societal interest and when done so, our direction will always be right. That is why he continues to be an inspiration even today.

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PM reviews status of oxygen availability to ensure adequate supply
April 16, 2021

PM Narendra Modi took a comprehensive review to ensure adequate medical grade oxygen supply in the country. Inputs from ministries like Health, DPIIT, Steel, Road Transport, etc were also shared with the PM. PM stressed that it is important to ensure synergy across ministries & state governments.

PM Modi also took a detailed review of current situation of oxygen supply and projected use in the coming 15 days across 12 high burden states (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan). An overview of district level situation in these states was presented to the PM.

PM was informed that the Centre and States are in regular contact and estimates for projected demand have been shared with states as on 20th April, 25th April & 30th April. Accordingly, 4,880 MT, 5,619 MT and 6,593 MT have been allocated to these 12 states for meeting their projected demand as on 20th April, 25th April and 30th April, respectively.

PM was briefed about production capacity in the country to meet the rising demand. PM suggested to increase oxygen production as per capacity of each plant. It was discussed that surplus stocks of oxygen supply in steel plants are being offered from medical use.

PM urged officials to ensure seamless and free movement of tankers carrying oxygen throughout the country. The Government has exempted all interstate movement of oxygen tankers from registration of permits to enable easier movement. PM was informed that States and transporters have been asked to ensure tankers move round the clock with drivers working in shifts to ensure faster turnaround and adequate capacity to meet the surge in demand. Cylinder filling plants will also be permitted 24 hour working with necessary safeguards. The Government is allowing Industrial cylinders to be used for medical oxygen after due purging. Similarly nitrogen and argon tankers will be automatically allowed to be converted to oxygen tankers to overcome the potential shortage of tankers.

Officers also briefed the PM about the efforts being made to import medical grade oxygen.