Suggests giving highest priority to investing in the things concerned with environment protection

Asks to use made-in-India inks in printing Indian currency notes

Chief Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Central government and the chemical and petrochemical industries to give highest priority to investing in the things concerned with environment protection.

 While inaugurating ‘INDIA CHEM Gujarat-2011’, three-day international exhibition and conference on specialty chemicals, at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar today Chief Minister said that industries can now no longer afford to be indifferent towards the issues of environment and that they should discard the mentality of treating the investment for environment protection as a dead investment. The mega event will be participated by about 300 business-owners of the country and the world over.

He said that Indian government should come up with the directives for the banking and finance institutions that they give first priority to the aspect of environment protection while passing the loans to the industries.

Chief Minister outlined the state government’s planning to set up about 25 Centre of Excellence under Public Private Partnership to cater to the need of skilled manpower in the chemical and petrochemical industry.

Mr Modi suggested that Central government should use made-in-India industrial ink in the printing of currency notes instead of relying on imported ink. “If the ink produced in India is being used by other countries for their currency notes, why can’t India use its own ink for Indian currency notes and why should Central government spend crores of rupees for buying the foreign ink”, he questioned.

He also suggested that even as Gujarat contributes over 80 percent of country’s Castor production and as the castor can be used in the production of over 300 industrial chemicals, Gujarat’s industrialists should focus on researching on using castor in their products.

Chief Minister said that state government’s approach of setting up a common treatment affluent plant has helped many industrial units to become environment-friendly. He also called upon the industrialists to capture the global markets by upgrading the technology and production methods.

Speaking on the occasion Minister of State for Industries Saurabh Patel said that Gujarat has achieved higher industrial growth due to the positive and business-friendly policies of the state government. In Gujarat the land related issues never happen as the land acquisition for setting up industries is done with the consensus of land-owners, he said.

State government has setup world-class infrastructural facilities to help the industries. Dahej PCPIR and the 13 SEZ which are being developed by the state government will prove important moves in giving boost to the chemical industry in Gujarat, Mr Patel said.

Describing Gujarat as the petrochemical hub Mr R V Kanoriya, Senior Vice President of FICCI, said that Gujarat produces 62 percent of petrochemicals and 51 percent of chemicals of the country. Chemical industry needs big investments, infrastructure and knowledge for its growth. The industry can be given a boost by setting up of special chemical zones, he said.

President of Dyestuff Manufacturer Association Shankar Patel, about 50 buyers of chemical products from different countries, leading chemical manufactures-traders of Gujarat and the other states and high officials were present on the occasion. Principal Secretary to Industries and Mines department Maheshwar Sahu delivered welcome address.

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Ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, PM Modi marked his special presence in Basti, UP, and vowed to continue his fight against the opposition. He emphasized his unwavering vision for a ‘Viksit Uttar Pradesh’. The PM urged citizens to actively participate in the democratic process for the betterment of the nation.

Initiating his speech, PM Modi dwelt on the significance of the ongoing elections and remarked, “Five phases of elections have solidified the path for the Modi government’s third term. Now, every vote cast for SP or Congress will be wasted, as they won't form the government. Your vote should go to the party that will lead the country. Modi's government is the one to support for a Viksit and Atmanirbhar Bharat.”

Highlighting India's growing influence, PM Modi made the crowd aware with pride, “Today, India's stature and respect on the global stage have significantly increased. When India speaks, the world listens; when India decides, the world follows. The nation that once harboured terrorists and threatened us now finds itself in a dire situation, struggling even for food grains.”

With conviction in his voice, PM Modi established India’s strong stance under his leadership and mentioned that “Pakistan is devastated, yet its sympathizers in the SP and Congress try to scare India, saying we should fear Pakistan's atom bomb. Why should India be afraid? Today, there is no weak Congress government but a strong Modi government.” He further challenged that, ‘Bharat Aaj Ghar Mein Ghus Kar Maarta Hai’!”

PM Modi explicitly took a dig at the opposition, making their unrealistic expectations and past failures prominent, “I am surprised by the repeated release of flop films starring the ‘Shehzadas’ of SP and Congress. Now, these two are spreading rumours together, claiming they will win 79 seats in UP. This is nothing but daydreaming. On June 4, the people of UP will wake them up from their slumber, and then they'll surely blame the EVMs.”

PM Modi also exposed the true colours of the INDI Alliance, criticizing their blatant appeasement tactics and disregard for the nation's heritage. “Our country waited 500 years for the Ram temple, but these INDI leaders have a problem with the Ram Mandir and Lord Ram himself. Senior SP leaders dismiss the Ram temple as useless and label its devotees as hypocrites. Another INDI leader even called the Ram temple unholy. They openly speak of destroying Sanatan Dharma, led by Congress. The “Shehzada” of Congress aim to overturn the Supreme Court's decision on the Ram temple,” he added.

The PM called out the Congress and SP for their sudden pretence of upholding the Constitution, reminding the audience of their historical hypocrisy and ongoing attempts to undermine its principles, “This is the same Congress that tried to abolish it by imposing an emergency and the same SP that always opposed reservations for Dalits. Now, they go against the Constitution's spirit, advocating for reservations based on religion. They are taking away reservations from Dalits and backward classes to give them to Muslims.”

PM Modi emphasized the importance of remembering past mistakes in order to prevent empowering those who have tarnished Uttar Pradesh's progress and safety, he further said, “Our sisters and daughters were afraid to leave their homes. People feared buying land due to mafia takeovers. Remember how goons and mafias were welcomed by SP? Rioters received special treatment, and orders were issued to release terrorists from jail. We cannot afford to make the same mistake in this election that would boost their morale again.”

In his ending statement, the PM urged each and every voter of UP to ensure a decisive victory with their votes for BJP. PM Modi also asked each and everyone from the audience to convey his gratitude and best regards, door-to-door.