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Fruitful discussion to make Gujarat Global Intellectual Property Knowledge Hub

 

Chief Minister Narendra Modi met with a senior legal delegation from the United States today morning in Gandhinagar. The delegation comprised of high ranking US Federal judges of the US Court of Appeals (including a Chief Judge), eminent practising lawyers, as well as Associate Deans from the prestigious George Washington University School of Law.

Expressing great confidence in Gujarat’s judicial system, the delegation proposed the setting up of an Intellectual Property Knowledge Hub in Gujarat – to provide the necessary enabling legal infrastructure for efficiently adjudicating intellectual property and other commercial disputes. This would enable and empower enterprise to thrive, attracting players from across the world to India.

Retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India Ashok Ganguli, who was also involved in the discussions; endorsed Gujarat as the perfect destination for such an Intellectual Property hub given the strength and efficiency of its judicial system. Citing successful best practices like Evening Courts, Fast Track Courts and Lok Adalats; he appreciated the government’s role in supporting the state judiciary with the necessary funding and infrastructure.

Fully endorsing the need for protecting IPR, the Chief Minister explained how it was necessary for nurturing and encouraging a culture of research, which in turn was a requisite for the growth of any society. Giving examples, he mentioned the process of getting a patent for Gujarat’s innovative Canal-top Solar Power project, as well as a unique strain of protein rich wheat found only in one region of the State.

He assured the delegation full support from the Government of Gujarat in exploring all possible avenues; expressing confidence in the idea of their expertise complementing Gujarat’s existing strengths, to do good for society.

Enhancing legal education and training standards was also discussed, with the respected judges and other senior legal luminaries expressing their keenness to work with their Gujarat based counterparts in doing so. A pool of Indian origin attorneys based in the US extended their support in all ways possible, wishing to give back to their motherland.

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