1,222 oxygen plants likely to start before August 15, informed by Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra

1,222 oxygen plants likely to start before August 15, informed by Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra

New Delhi, Pretr. Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra said on Wednesday that 1,222 Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) Oxygen Generation Plants have been sanctioned under the PM-CARES Fund and they are likely to be commissioned before August 15. Presently 300 PSA plants are functioning.

Addressing the real estate conference organized by CII, Durga Shankar said that the property sector has been affected a lot due to Corona epidemic. He said that the second wave has largely been controlled and now there is talk and apprehension about a possible third wave.

Durga Shankar said that the government had taken several steps last year to control the spread of the first wave of corona, including the national lockdown imposed in March 2020. Then the country did not have enough ventilators, PPE kits and medicines to deal with this epidemic. Despite this, the way the epidemic was controlled during the first wave is remarkable. India not only met the domestic demand but also provided medical supplies to other countries.

Referring to the second wave that came in April 2021, he said that the cases of infection had reached four lakh per day, which was about one lakh per day in the first wave. There was a lack of oxygen supply during this period, but the way the country coped with it is remarkable. To increase the supply of oxygen, Oxygen Express trains were run and the services of the Air Force were also taken. Referring to the contribution of the industry in increasing the oxygen supply, Durga Shankar said that we were able to control this big second wave in three months.


Jaishankar said on India taking over the presidency of UNSC - India will always remain a voice of restraint, a supporter of dialogue

Jaishankar said on India taking over the presidency of UNSC - India will always remain a voice of restraint, a supporter of dialogue

New Delhi. As India assumes the presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of August, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday said India will always remain a voice of restraint, an advocate of dialogue and a supporter of international law. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi called it an "important day" and referred to 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (the world is one family) to describe India's outlook on the world. Jaishankar tweeted, "We look forward to working productively with other members as we assume the presidency of the UN Security Council for August."

India will always be a voice of restraint, an advocate of dialogue and a supporter of international law. The first working day of India's presidency will be August 2. India began a two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UNSC on January 1. This is India's seventh term in the UNSC as a non-permanent member. Earlier, India had been a member of the United Nations Security Council in 1950-51, 1967-68, 1972-73, 1977-78, 1984-85 and 1991-92. Following its election to the global body, India said it would promote responsible and inclusive solutions for international peace and security.