Gujarat: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today unveiled various developmental projects in Gujarat. These projects include a desalination plant, a hybrid renewable energy park, and a fully automated milk processing and packing plant. The Chief Minister of Gujarat was present on the occasion.
Today, the Prime Minister of India laid the foundation stone of various development projects.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said one has to keep up with the changing times and embrace global best practices. He lauded the farmers in Kutch in this regard, as they are now exporting fruits abroad. He said this indicates the innovative zeal of our farmers. He said the agriculture, dairy and fisheries sectors have prospered in Gujarat over the last two decades due to minimum interference from the Government. What Gujarat did was to empower farmers and cooperatives.
PM said, today, Kutch has taken a major step in both New Age Technology and New Age Economy. It is a huge benefit is going to be here to my tribal brothers and sisters, farmers, livestock owners, common people here".
With this he also mentions that Gujarat was among the earliest to work on strengthening solar energy capacities, Energy security & water security are vital in the 21st century. The agriculture reforms that have taken place is exactly what farmer bodies and even opposition parties have been asking over the years.
Government of India is always committed to farmer welfare and we will keep assuring the farmers, addressing their concerns, he said.
The Prime Minister recalled the moment in time when the people of Gujarat had a ‘simple’ demand - to get electricity during dinner time. He said things have changed so much in Gujarat. Today’s youth in Gujarat are not even aware of the earlier days of inconvenience, he said. The Prime Minister recalled that the population in Kutch used to have negative growth. Now that people have stopped going out, the population is thriving as people are coming back .He called upon the researchers and universities to do a case-study on Kutch's four-fold development post the massive earthquake.
He lauded the Gujarat Government for introducing many farmer friendly schemes in the last twenty years. He said Gujarat was a pioneer to work on strengthening solar energy capacities.