Chief Minister in Pune
Narendra Modi shares his insight on rural development at Mohan Dhariya’s ‘Vanrai’ institute
Chief Minister Narendra Modi visited Mohan Dhariya’s ‘Vanrai’ institute to day in Pune. Chief Minister praised the village self-reliance activities undertaken by the institute.
Mr. Modi said that villages in Gujarat are no more facing the problems of water and electricity. This has brought about a revolutionary change in the economy which is based on agriculture and villages.
Institution undertaken a 10-year project on ‘Back toVillage and Reverse Migration’ based on Gandhiji’s gram swaraj ideology in about 30 villages. A demonstration of this project was made before the Chief Minister.
Chief Minister said that Gujarat has undertaken massive water conservation campaign with people’s participation. The success of this campaign has led to a continual 11%growth in agriculture sector.
Gujarat has chalked out a solarpolicy with a view to make maximum use of solar energy. The state is producing 650 MW of solar energy, a highest in entire nation.Gujarat will also setup world’s largest 3000 MW solar plant and will become solar capitalof the world, he said.
Villages of Gujarat have been equipped with round-the-clock electricityand broadband connectivity, which has increased the qualityof education and health services in villages.Due to the various moves of rural development, the number of people migrating to cities has decreased by 30% and reverse migration has been started, Mr. Modi said.