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"Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit is a platform that enables progressive farmers from all over the nation to share their experiences in farming: Narendra Modi"
"Increasing productivity is important. We should work on how to grow more in reduced amount of land: Narendra Modi"
"Narendra Modi stresses on integrating IT and E-Governance with farming"
"In the coming days the importance of organic farming will increase and the focus would be on holistic healthcare: CM"
"Such an event happening for the first time, it should happen all over India: Shri Parkash Singh Badal"
"For so many years the farmers have contributed to the nation thus, it is for the Government to help the farmers when they face any crisis: Shri Badal"
"Villages and farmers should get top priority: Shri PS Badal"

 

On Monday 9th September 2013 Shri Narendra Modi addressed the inaugural session of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit 2013 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. The Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit is the first of its kind initiative that gives farmers the opportunity to learn about the latest and best practices in agriculture from across the world. Over 200 companies from over 15 nations will showcase their expertise in agriculture. The Summit will include a Kisan Panchayat where over 10,000 farmers will be a part of the Panchayat. There will also be country seminars by Israel, Netherlands and Denmark. Punjab Chief Minister Shri Parkash Singh Badal was present on the occasion.

Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit 2013

Speaking about the success of Gujarat in agriculture, Shri Modi said that earlier Gujarat was never on the agriculture map of the nation but that has changed in the last few years. He stated that this Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit is a platform that enables progressive farmers from all over the nation to share their experiences. He recalled his earlier visit to Israel and added that when he visited Israel for an agriculture fair, he thought why not have such a fair in India as well. The Chief Minister opined that this event is for the entire nation. Shri Modi noted that despite being the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, several progressive farmers have come from Maharashtra.

The Chief Minister talked about the steps taken by Gujarat to enhance irrigation facilities for the farmers. He shared that when he took over, the land under irrigation was 12,000 hectares but now the figure stands at 9,00,000 hectares. Shri Modi added that irrigation is not only about saving water but also about saving hard work.

Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit 2013

Shri Modi pointed that as the families are increasing, the amount of land is remaining the same, which makes it important to increase productivity. He stressed on the need to work on how to grow more in reduced land. Shri Modi affirmed that while politicians are working on how to protect the size of the land, efforts must also be made to worry about the health of our land. He talked about Gujarat’s efforts of giving soil health cards.

During his speech Shri Modi called for the integration of technology and e-governance into agriculture. He stressed on giving the benefits of the IT revolution to benefit the farmers in order to help make our farmers more global. He remarked that it is unfortunate that the share of farming in the GDP has dropped considerably.

Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit 2013

The Chief Minister stated that while we talk about loan waiver to the farmers, we should also look at preventing our farmers from falling under debt at all. He commented that the Centre talks about banking success in agriculture but less than 30% of the farmers get loans from banks. Shri Modi further added that the rate of farmer suicides is high and the reason is debt, which is why we need to work towards integrating our farmers with the banking setup. For that, the Chief Minister called for placing trust in our farmers and simplifying processes as methods to help our farmers.

Shri Modi questioned why is it that productivity is low despite having the best talents, universities and scholars? He asked why is it that despite having so many animals, milk production is still lesser than what it should be. He shared that no research has been done to increase the productivity of pulses. Likewise, the Chief Minister called for proper measurement of land, which was last done during the time of Todar Mal. Shri Modi also expressed his concern that there is no mechanism to map real time production in our country.

He said that he had proposed to the Centre that along with JNNURM, 500 towns should be selected to work on solid waste management, produce fertilizer and recycled water that can be given to farmers in the nearby villages. But, Shri Modi pointed that the Prime Minister appreciated the idea but nothing happened subsequently. Yet, Shri Modi introduced this initiative in Gujarat, where 50 towns have been identified for this. Similarly, Shri Modi shared that he headed a committee appointed by the Prime Minister which made some key recommendations but unfortunately no progress has taken place on them.

Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit 2013

Shri Modi commented that in the coming days the importance of organic farming will increase and the focus would be on holistic healthcare. He called for empowering the farmers so they can fill the stomach of the world. On the occasion Shri Modi released a book as well. At the end of his speech, a video film on the proposed Statue of Unity was played.

Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Shri Parkash Singh Badal congratulated Shri Narendra Modi for organizing such an event for the first time in India’s history. He affirmed that such an event should happen all over and that Punjab would also be doing a Summit on the lines of what Gujarat has done. Shri Badal made wonderful points on the important role of agriculture. He came down heavily on the Centre for neither consulting Chief Ministers of experts on issues related to agriculture. He opined that for so many years the farmers have contributed to the nation thus, it is for the Government to help the farmers when they face any crisis. He spoke against the inability of the Centre to understand farmers and said that both villages and farmers are being neglected when they should be given priority. He said that farmers are very docile but when the farmer stands up, it will be difficult to control his anger. Shri Badal also talked about the development in Punjab during the last six years.

Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit 2013

Madhya Pradesh Minister Dr. Ramkrishna Kusmaria described Shri Modi as the future of India. He talked about the success of Madhya Pradesh in agriculture. Dr. Ashok Gulati gave an insightful speech on agriculture during the start of the session. Gujarat Agriculture Minister Shri Babubhai Bokhiria welcomed all the participants on behalf of the Government.

Top members of the Gujarat Cabinet, dignitaries from overseas and farmers from all over India were present on the occasion.

Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit 2013

Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit 2013

Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit 2013

Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit 2013

Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit 2013

Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit 2013

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with the CEOs and Experts of the global oil and gas sector earlier today, via video conferencing.

Prime Minister discussed in detail the reforms undertaken in the oil and gas sector in the last seven years, including the ones in exploration and licensing policy, gas marketing, policies on coal bed methane, coal gasification, and the recent reform in Indian Gas Exchange, adding that such reforms will continue with the goal to make India ‘Aatmanirbhar in the oil & gas sector’.

Talking about the oil sector, he said that the focus has shifted from ‘revenue’ to ‘production’ maximization. He also spoke about the need to enhance  storage facilities for crude oil.  He further talked about the rapidly growing natural gas demand in the country. He talked about the current and potential gas infrastructure development including pipelines, city gas distribution and LNG regasification terminals.

Prime Minister recounted that since 2016, the suggestions provided in these meetings have been immensely useful in understanding the challenges faced by the oil and gas sector. He said that India is a land of openness, optimism and opportunities and is brimming with new ideas, perspectives and innovation. He invited the CEOs and experts to partner with India in exploration and development of the oil and gas sector in India. 

The interaction was attended by industry leaders from across the world, including Dr. Igor Sechin, Chairman & CEO, Rosneft; Mr. Amin Nasser, President & CEO, Saudi Aramco; Mr. Bernard Looney, CEO, British Petroleum; Dr. Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit; Mr. Olivier Le Peuch, CEO, Schlumberger Limited; Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited; Mr Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Limited, among others.

They praised several recent achievements of the government towards improving energy access, energy affordability and energy security. They appreciated the leadership of the Prime Minister towards the transition to cleaner energy in India, through visionary and ambitious goals. They said that India is adapting fast to newer forms of clean energy technology, and can play a significant role in shaping global energy supply chains. They talked about ensuring sustainable and equitable energy transition, and also gave their inputs and suggestions about further promotion of clean growth and sustainability.