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"The plant set up at the cost of Rs.140 crore will produce 1000 ton of cattle feed per day"
"CM expresses resolve to put Gujarat on the forefront in the field of dairy and animal husbandry"
"CM criticizes the Centre’s anti-farmer policies"
"Gujarat eradicates 121 animal diseases, will provide orthopedic treatment to the animals"

Chief Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Asia’s biggest cattle feed factory – Katarava Cattle Feed Plant – managed by the north Gujarat’s Banas dairy today. The plant, having capacity of producing 1000 ton of cattle feed per day, has been set up by the Banas dairy at the cost of Rs.140 crore.

Cattle breeders and farmer families across the Banaskantha district thronged the venue despite the high temperature. On the occasion the Chief Minister expressed resolve to put Gujarat on the forefront in the field of dairy and animal husbandry.

Greeting the people on the occasion Mr Modi said the farmers of Banaskantha has earned proud to Gujarat in the field of milk production besides in agriculture, as they are getting benefits of Narmada water and Sujalam Sufalam Yojana.

He gave outlines of the state government’s mechanism for providing nutritional fodder to the animals, increasing their milk productivity and taking care of their health.

The chief minister said the milk collection in Banas dairy has increased from 3.5 lakh liters in 2001 to 35 lakh liters now. “Is this not development? But it’s futile to expect that those who defame Gujarat by spreading lies will ever change their mindset. The people of Gujarat has already taught them lesson”, he said.

Mr Modi said that people have ignored the jalyatra took out by the Opposition leaders as it was meant for stirring up the sentiments of the farmers of Saurashtra in the name of water. People have full faith on the state government’s efforts of providing Narmada water. “People across villages did not support the Congress’s jalyatra. But these people have trust on the present government as it has focused on water rather than electricity and encouraged farmers to use drip irrigation for yielding higher production”, he said.

He called upon farmers to bring the Banaskantha district on the top in the country in using drip irrigation.

Chief Minister said the Gujarat government has organized over 30,000 cattle health fair and eradicated about 121 cattle diseases. The government has also provided dental treatment to the animals and done their cataract operations. “Now the animals will be given orthopedic treatments too”, he said. Due to the cattle health initiatives the milk production has increased by a record 68%, he added.

Criticizing the Centre’s anti-farmer policy Mr Modi said that Gujarat has initiated in the direction of milk storage by setting up bulk milk chilling plant, while crores of tons of food grains getting rotten in the central government’s godowns because of lake of proper storage facilities, despite the fact that food grains can be stored for a longer time than the milk. Even as the Supreme Court has issued order for immediately distributing these food grains to the poor, this stock has been sold to liquor making factories at trifle prices, he said.

The Chief Minister also spoke about the state-wide Krishi Mahotsav, which will take place from the next day of Akhatrij, and the International Agri-tech festival which will be organized biennially from the year 2014 with a view to acquaint farmers with the best innovations in the field of agro-technology.

Minister in-charge for Banaskantha and the finance minister Nitin Patel, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Minister Babubhai Bokhiriya, Minister of State for Health Parbat Patel, Minister of State for Animal Husbandry Liladhar Vghela, MLA Shankar Chaudhary and the Chairman of National Dairy Development Board Dr Amruta Patel gave details of the development in the field of agriculture, water management and rural development that took place during last decade under the leadership of Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Banas dairy Chairman Parathibhai Bhatol welcomed the Chief Minister and the invitees and gave outlines of the cattle-feed plant.

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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.