This comes about 2 weeks after his Twitter following crossed 1 million 

Shri Modi’s Google+ page making rapid advances. Crossed 3,00,000 likes in a short span of 6 months!


Days after Shri Narendra Modi crossed 1 million followers on Twitter, Shri Modi’s official Facebook page crossed the magic million figure in the number of likes the page received! Shri Modi joined Facebook in May 2009 and there has been no looking back ever since.

Ever since he joined the forum, Shri Modi has been very active on Facebook- he shares news from Gujarat, its development, his own writings, details about his Yatra et al and shares pictures for netizens. He is also known for updating his Facebook profile page very regularly (atleast 2 times a day) so as to keep the people abreast with all the latest happenings in Gujarat. In the last few months his Facebook presence and using the medium has increased tremendously.

While Twitter puts a cap of 140 characters, Facebook enables one to make elaborate and more personalized posts. Each of his post comes straight from the heart and encapsulates his thoughts at the time of posting. It is this reason that makes Shri Modi the most popular Indian leader on Facebook.

Some of Shri Modi’s recent posts have been extremely well liked by the people. This includes his sharing of pictures when he went to seek his Mother’s blessings and his wishes on Ganesh Utsav. Like on Twitter, he shares an inspiring quote of Swami Vivekananda everyday, commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Swami ji. Shri Narendra Modi’s Facebook page generates immense enthusiasm among netizens and every post draws many comments from the readers too.

Social media has become a big part of our lives. Writing in his blog a few months ago, Shri Modi said that this is a medium that has given voice to the common person and has played a great role in setting discourse. He also candidly wrote that he gets to learn a lot from social media and made some wonderful friends through this medium. This is the reason why Shri Modi is called the ‘King of Social Media!’


Unprecedented Success on Google+ 

Shri Modi’s endeavors on social media extend beyond Twitter and Facebook- he remains the only Indian politician using Google+ as a medium to reach out to well wishers.

He joined Google+ in June 2012 and in a very short span of 6 months more than 3,00,000 people have Shri Modi in their circles. Followers actively like, comment and widely share his posts on Google+.


Historic Google+ Hangout 

History was being created on the evening of 31st August 2012 when Shri Narendra Modi interacted with people from across the world in his maiden Google+ Hangout. The Hangout has been termed as a mega success- it was viewed by people from 116 nations and is by the far the biggest Google+ Hangout in India. During the Hangout itself Shri Modi’s website generated 1,66,000 clicks and 70,000 Tweets kept pouring in as the session was in progress.

The Hangout marked a fresh chapter in the usage of social media by our public figures and as usual, it was Shri Modi who set the trend.


A Larger Vision: Integrate Technology in the Working of the Government

Behind this active usage of social media and engaging with people is a grand vision of Shri Narendra Modi that he has achieved wonderfully over the last decade. Shri Modi has indeed pioneered the usage of modern technology and has not stopped there- he has integrated the same in the working of the Government to ensure maximum progress of the people!

For these initiatives he has also received several awards- the Computer Society of India conferred him with the E-Ratna Award in 2011 for contribution in E-Governance and the ICT initiatives at the Chief Minister’s Office have won Award of Excellence at the CSI Nihilent e-Governance Awards 2011. The e-Governance strategies and ICT initiatives of the CMO also won the ‘Best Government to Citizen Initiative of the Year Award’ at the eIndia summit held late last year.

Shri Modi views E-Governance as ‘Easy, effective and economic’ Governance. Some initiatives of the Gujarat Government that have made path breaking use of technology include the ‘E-Gram Vishwa Gram’ Initiative of providing broadband connectivity to the villages of Gujarat and eMPOWER that trains people of Gujarat with essential knowledge of computer and IT.

The state Government’s grievance redressal initiative SWAGAT (State Wide Attention on Grievances by Application of Technology) has wonderfully integrated technology to solve people’s problems.

It is truly great to see leaders like Shri Modi make excellent use of social media and technology to connect with well-wishers from across the world! 

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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.