Chief Minister seeks diesel, power subsidy for state farmers

Published By : Admin | August 18, 2009 | 07:46 IST

Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the Prime Minister to provide diesel and power subsidy to farmers in Gujarat to help them save their withering kharif crops. The state faces a long dry spell this monsoon.

He was speaking at a meeting of all chief ministers convened by Manmohan Singh in New Delhi to review the drought situation across the country.

Narendra Modi said Gujarat was facing a dry spell for more than three weeks, which will compel farmers to use diesel sets for watering their standing crops. This will also increase the demand for electricity in the farm sector.

The CM suggested that the Centre should encourage grass production in the areas having deficit rainfall every monsoon. This would help maintain the supply of fodder to the cattle breeders. Modi also recommended linking of rivers to prevent recurrence of such drought-like situation, and demanded that the Centre provide funds for the proposed river linking projects like Tapti-Damanganga in Gujarat

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PM condoles loss of lives due to railway accident in West Bengal
June 17, 2024
Announces ex-gratia from PMNRF

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the loss of lives due to railway accident in West Bengal. The Prime Minister assured that rescue operations are underway to assist the affected while the Union Minister for Railways, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw is on the way to the site of the mishap. The Prime Minister’s Office announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF to the next of kin of each deceased and Rs. 50,000 for those injured.

The Prime Minister posted on X;

“The railway accident in West Bengal is saddening. Condolences to those who lost their loved ones. I pray that the injured recover at the earliest. Spoke to officials and took stock of the situation. Rescue operations are underway to assist the affected. The Railways Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw Ji is on the way to the site of the mishap as well.”

The Prime Minister’s Office posted on X;

“PM Narendra Modi has announced that an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased in the railway mishap in West Bengal. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000.”