Gujarat: Modi hails the success of the cooperative sector

Appreciating the efforts and hard work of women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the Banas Dairy Complex is an example of how the cooperative moment can boost Atmanirbhar Bharat.

He laid the first stones for various projects of the Banas dairy. He also launched the first radio service for the dairy sector.

Addressing a large gathering in Hindi and the local language, Gujarati, in Diyodar, Modi said the Banas dairy and the women’s efforts showed how traditional products can be used for future growth.

Modi appreciated how agriculture has been resumed in the region and additional products are also being targeted. He pointed out that this was happening despite the drop in rainfall in the region.

After talking about less rainfall, Modi urged people to dig 75 large ponds before the monsoon starts this year, as part of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav.

In an election year for Gujarat, Modi also spoke about various plans of the NDA government. He did not miss the opportunity to compare his government’s record with that of previous dispensations. He said earlier prime ministers said that when they released Rs 1 only 10 paisa was used to reach people but now 100 paisa is reaching.

He also explained how ‘Seema Darshan’ in Nadabet brings income to the people of Banskantha. Seema Darshan, he said, supports efforts to keep borders and villages alive. He also mentioned the famous Rann Utsav in the border district of Kutch.

Modi is on a three-day visit to the state. Upon his arrival on Monday evening, Modi visited Gandhinagar Schools Command and Control Center. The center helps monitor public schools.

In Diyodar, Modi also shared how impressed he was with the schools command and control center. “I was supposed to be there for about an hour, but I got so engrossed that I spent about two to two and a half hours,” he said.

Virginia S. Braud