Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi expressed his stern resolve to fight penury. ‘We have launched Garib Kalayan Mela Abhiyan for the welfare of poor and deprived classes’, he said on 22nd January commencing Garib Kalyan Mela in Bhavnagar.
He addressed the huge rally in Bhavnagar and affirmed, Government of Gujarat has already replied to the question raised by the people in these 60 years of Independence.
Gujarat Government is determined to work for the welfare of poor people. ‘We have launched battle against poverty. With undaunted conviction in our vision, we are committed to empower the poor and deprived classes’. We have to root out the poverty completely from the state that’s prevailing from last 60 years, he said.
‘We have created a record, the longest spell of governance – 3000 days long governance-, we found it appropriate to dedicate the record to the poor people, by grabbing the opportunity to make path breaking attempts of their development and welfare. We have not preferred traditional methods of celebrations. In the past, government has befooled the poor, for the sake of votes; they had emptied the government funds. The exploitation of poor and deprived classes is never ceasing’.
In the present front of development, electricity is an important aspect, mentioned Energy and Petroleum Minister Shri Saurabh Patel. Through Jyoti Gram Yojna state has provided electricity to 18000 villages. State has provided electricity at the rate of 50 rupees in 3000 slum houses.
Under the scheme of Swarnim Gujarat Celebration, Government has announced to supply electricity at the rate of 50 rupees in 5, 82,000 houses and to permanently resolve the problem of Voltage the Government has decided to start Sub stations in every district. In Bhavnagar 13 Sub stations have been started.