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Prime Minister Modi reaches Kazakhstan, lands to a hearty welcome
PM Modi meets PM Massimov, discuss various aspects to strengthen India-Kazakhstan ties
PM Modi commends people of Kazakhstan for celebrating #YogaDay with immense enthusiam
Shri Modi addresses at Nazarbayev University in Astana
PM Modi inaugurates India-Kazakhstan Centre of excellence in Information and Communication Technology
PM Modi, Kazakh PM Massimov attend India-Kazakhstan Business Roundtable

On July 7th, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. Shri Modi landed to a hearty welcome. Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Mr. Karim Massimov himself received Shri Modi at the airport.

Soon after landing, Shri Modi thanked PM Massimov for the memorable welcome and even shared a glimpse of Astana city on Facebook.

I am happy to be in Kazakhstan, India's very valued friend in Central Asia. Thank you PM Karim Massimov for the memorable welcome.

Posted by Narendra Modi on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

It is slightly overcast in this wonderful city of Astana, Kazakhstan.

Posted by Narendra Modi on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Both the Prime Ministers held extensive talks and discussed upon ways to advance cooperation between India and Kazakhstan. PM Modi termed the meeting to be very fruitful.

The Prime Minister noted the spirit with which people of Kazakhstan took part in International Day of Yoga on June 21st. Expressing his delight in a Facebook post, Shri Modi urged them to keep the enthusiasm going and make yoga an integral part of their lives. He commended the passion with which people celebrated the Yoga day in Astana and Almaty.

PM Narendra Modi also spoke at the Nazarbayev University in Astana. The university, PM said, reflected the vision of President Nazarbayev that education was the foundation of a nation's progress and leadership. Shri Modi also took note of Kazakhstan's generosity in making way for India's bid for membership of the UN Security Council in 2011-12.

Shri Modi also said that both, India and Central Asia have influenced one another profoundly. He expressed his part of content for Kazakhstan’s enhanced cooperation in political, defence and security sectors with India.

The PM called creating an Asian Century where Asia stood united, not South, West, East or Central. Shri Modi concluded his speech with a few lines penned by Abduraheim Otkur.

At Nazarbayev University, I talked about the need to work together to build the Silk Route of 21st century. http://nm4.in/1fk5T7p

Posted by Narendra Modi on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘India-Kazakhstan Centre of excellence in Information and Communication Technology.’ He also paid a visit to the L. N. Gumilev Eurasia National University.

At India-Kazakhstan Business Roundtable, Prime Minister Modi interacted with CEOs and other business leaders of both the Nations. He called for stepping up economic engagement between India and Kazakhstan. Shri Narendra Modi also urged Kazakh companies to invest in India. Space, cyber security, health and infrastructure sectors were other highlights of the business meet.

Both the Prime Ministers also launched the first exploratory drilling of Satpayev oil block by OVL and KazMunaiGaz.

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