Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds 'Team India's' war on COVID; medical oxygen production increased by 10 times
The monthly address coincided with seven years of the Modi government at the centre. PM Modi said in the last seven years, the country has followed the mantra of ‘Sabka-Saath, Sabka-Vikas, Sabka-Vishwas’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the 77th edition of his monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat, said that the Covid-19 crisis is the worst pandemic that the world has seen in the last 100 years. “Our frontline workers have played a remarkable role in fighting Covid-19. During normal times, India used to produce 900 metric tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen in a day. Now it has increased more than 10 times, about 9,500 metric tonnes is being produced every day,” he added.
Modi also lauded the spirit and courage of Indian citizens who braved two major cyclones in this month. “In this difficult and extraordinary situation of calamity, the way the people of all the states affected by the cyclone have shown courage, in this hour of crisis, with great patience, discipline — I want to appreciate all citizens,” he added.
“My dear countrymen, however big the challenge is, India’s resolve to face it has always been greater. The collective strength of the country and our spirit of service have brought India out of all storms,” PM Narendra Modi said during the 77th episode of Mann Ki Baat on Sunday.
PM Modi also praised people of the coastal states affected by the two cyclones that recently hit India and said they showed courage, patience and discipline.
“In the past ten days, the country faced two major cyclones – cyclone Taukte on the west coast and cyclone Yaas on the east coast. Both these cyclones affected a number of States. Under these trying and extraordinary calamitous circumstances, people of all these cyclone affected States have displayed courage,” he added.
PM Modi also addressed the completion of 7 years of the BJP-led NDA Government in India and shared the progress that the nation had made under its tenure.
"This is because we worked as a nation as Team India instead of working as a political party. So many villages and people received electricity, water, and proper roads, and their own houses for the first time since 70 years of independence," he said.
"Over the last 7 years India has also led the world in digitization and digital payments have come to great use amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Even big nations have not escaped from the pandemic but during this health crisis India undertook the pledge of 'Service and Cooperation' to help other nations," said PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat live.
PM Modi interacted with frontline workers who were at the forefront in meeting Oxygen supplies during the second wave of Covid-19. He said that production of medical oxygen has increased by 10 times as the country is producing 9500 Metric Tonnes daily. He also said that from a few hundred tests conducted in a day during the onset of pandemic, India is now conducting more than 20 lakh tests in a single day.
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