CM at South Gujarat Chamber’s 71st AGM at Surat

Published By : Admin | May 27, 2012 | 18:02 IST
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Gujarat’s New Textiles Policy on the anvil to apply the 5F’s formula of farm-fiber-fabric-fashion-foreign: Narendra Modi

Ahmedabad, Sunday: Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said that Gujarat is on the verge of another White Revolution, this time in cotton, after the success of White Revolution in milk.

Addressing the 71st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & industries (SGCCI) in Surat, he said the Gujarat Government is finalizing a new progressive Textiles Policy in an attractive form to implement the 5F’s formula of farm-to-fiber-to-fabric-to-fashion-to-foreign markets.

He said that Gujarat is getting accolades even abroad because it decided to chart out a different path of development. A look at the NDA Government’s three years’ Report Card exposes the Centre’s all round failure in sharp contrast to Gujarat’s all round development.

Mr. Modi pointed out that Gujarat does not have iron ore or coal but leaders in steel production. Gujarat does not have diamond mines, but processes 80 per cent of the world’s rough diamond. Gujarat has earned a distinct place as ‘Made in Gujarat’ products with zero manufacturing defect and zero man-days lost.

However, he said, development alone was not enough. One must focus on education and strengthening the service sector too, particularly in the global context. Gujarat Government has started a number of skill development courses. Gujarat’s share in providing employment to youth in the country is 72 per cent, the rest of India share being 28 per cent.

Talking about Surat’s contribution to the state’s economy, he said, Surat has been traditionally focusing on foreign trade, accentuated during Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit (VGGIS).

He said that nobody seems to have read the Central Government’s White Paper on Black Money, but there is no harm. One could safely ignore as it is as good as blank papers or contains nothing but While Lies.

Referring to spate of reactions on describing the present government at the Centre as ‘Nirbal Baba’, meaning a weakling, Mr.Modi said it is a reality.

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PM to visit Himachal Pradesh on 5th October
October 03, 2022
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PM to inaugurate and lay foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 3650 crore
PM to inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur, whose foundation stone had also been laid by PM
PM to lay foundation stone of project for four laning of National Highway worth over Rs 1690 crore
Project will boost industrial development and tourism in the region
PM to lay foundation stone of Medical Device Park at Nalagarh and inaugurate Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla
PM to participate in Kullu Dussehra celebrations

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Himachal Pradesh on 5th October, 2022 where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 3650 crore. At around 11:30 AM, Prime Minister will inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur. After that, he will reach Luhnu Ground of Bilaspur at around 12:45 PM, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects and also address a public function. Prime Minister will reach the Dhalpur Ground of Kullu at around 3:15 PM, where he will participate in Kullu Dussehra celebrations.

AIIMS Bilaspur

Prime Minister's vision and commitment to strengthen health services across the country is being showcased again through the inauguration of AIIMS Bilaspur. The Hospital, whose foundational stone was also laid by the Prime Minister in October 2017, is being established under the Central sector scheme Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.

AIIMS Bilaspur, constructed at a cost of more than Rs 1470 crore, is a state-of-the-art hospital with 18 specialty & 17 super specialty departments, 18 modular operation theaters, 750 beds with 64 ICU beds. Spread over 247 acres, the hospital is equipped with 24 hours emergency and dialysis facilities, modern diagnostic machines like ultrasonography, CT scan, MRI etc, Amrit Pharmacy & Jan Aushadhi Kendra and also a 30 bedded AYUSH block. The Hospital has also set up the Centre for Digital Health to provide health services in the tribal and inaccessible tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh. Also, specialist health services will be provided by the hospital through health camps in the inaccessible tribal and high Himalayan regions like Kaza, Saluni, and Keylong. The hospital will admit 100 students for MBBS Course and 60 students for nursing courses every year.

Development projects

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of around 31 km long project for four laning of the National Highway from Pinjore to Nalagarh on NH-105, worth over Rs. 1690 crore. The project road is a major connecting link for the traffic from Ambala, Chandigarh, Panchkula and Solan /Shimla going towards Bilaspur, Mandi and Manali. About 18 km stretch of this four-lane national highway falls under Himachal Pradesh and the remaining portion falls in Haryana. This highway will ensure better transport facilities in Nalagarh-Baddi, the industrial hub of Himachal Pradesh, and will also give a fillip to further industrial development in the region. It will also boost tourism in the state.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Medical Device Park at Nalagarh, which will be built at a cost of about Rs 350 crore. MoUs of more than Rs. 800 crore have already been signed for setting up industries in this Medical Device Park. The project will significantly enhance employment opportunities in the region.

Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla. Costing about Rs 140 crore, the college will help make available trained manpower for hydro power projects, in which Himachal Pradesh is one of the leading states. It will help in upskilling the youth and providing ample job opportunities in the hydro power sector.

Kullu Dussehra

The International Kullu Dussehra Festival will be celebrated from 5th to 11th October 2022 at Dhalpur Ground of Kullu. The Festival is unique in the sense that it is the congregation of more than 300 Deities of the Valley. On the first day of the Festival, the Deities in their well decorated palanquins pay their obeisance at the temple of the Chief Deity Bhagwan Raghunath Ji and then proceed to the Dhalpur Ground. Prime Minister will witness this divine Rath Yatra and the grand assembly of the Deities in the historic Kullu Dussehra celebrations. It will be the first time ever that the Prime Minister of the country is participating in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations.