Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi announced schemes for children, youths, women and farmers in his 15th August, Independence Day speech today at Rajpipla.
Narendra Modi announced to introduce soybean in mid-day meal at a cost of Rs 300 crore to fight malnutrition in children.
He announced Mangalya Mission that would involve formation of new 1 lac units of women in rural areas through Sakhi Mandals to bring about the change in the quality of life. He said this mission would connect Sanskar, Sampati and Prakruti and bring quality of change in lives of women.
He announced a Chief Minister Fellowship scheme under which youth would get experience of working in government office for 6or 12 months. He said this scheme wouldbe started with asmall group of 15 youngsters initially.
Heinformed aboutgovernment's decision to come out with a new Agro-Business Policy for better market opportunities and pricing of crops. Narendra Modi said “if we can build 1 lac check dams in the months of August and September, even a single rain spell can conserve sufficient water.”