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Present rulers at the Centre have shown criminal negligence towards India’s agro-based economy: CM

Krishi Mahotsav in north Gujarat

CM launches cattle health fair

Farmers and cattle-breeders including rural women from the five districts of north Gujarat thronged the Diyodar village 

Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said the present rulers at the Centre have shown criminal negligence towards India’s agro-based economy.

Kicking off the Krishi Mahotsav and cattle health fair at Diyodar village of Banaskantha district today the Chief Minister said that Centre’s criminal negligence towards agriculture sector, which is the mainstay of Indian economy, has ruined the villages, farmers and farming. “The present rulers at Centre have crushed the dreams nurtured by Lalbahadur Shastri, Sardar Patel and Mahatma Gandhi for the prosperity and uplifting of villages and agriculture”, he said.

 

A large number of farmers and cattle-breeders including rural women from the five districts of north Gujarat thronged the Diyodar village to partake in the eighth edition of the month-long Krishi Mahotsav that began from May 6 this year. The Chief Minister lauded the farmers for putting faith in the knowledge imparted through the Krishi Mahotsav and for using scientific methods of farming along with the hard work. He felicitated the progressive farmers and their families.

Referring to the hard days of the past the Chief Minister said the farmers used to struggle hard in the scorching heat only to get little produce from the saline earth of this region. “But owing to the success of Krishi Mahotsav and the availability of Narmada water the farmers are now successfully getting high yield”, he said.

The Krishi Mahotsav has helped the farmers of north Gujarat to the crops like cultivate pomegranate and sugar-free potatoes along with the traditional crops. Even the farmers who have small portion of land have started earning lakhs of rupees by constructing greenhouse net, he said.

Chief Minister said the state government desires to boost the income levels of farmers by doing value-additions in the crops and by ensuring that the farmers get high price for their produce. “We want to put before the world an exemplary model for agricultural development”, he said.

 

Speaking on the occasion Agriculture Minister Dilip Sanghai said the state government organizes Krishi Mahotsav with a view to acquaint farmers with the latest research and modern methods of farming, marketing structure, value-addition etc. The programme has helped to raise the income of farmers and brought about a revolutionary change in agriculture scenario in Gujarat, he said.

Ministers Parbat Patel and Liladhar Vaghela also spoke on the occasion. State cabinet ministers Anandiben Patel, Nitin Patel, Fakirbhai Vaghela, MLAs, government officials, farmers and villagers were present on the occasion.

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Prime Minister participates in the first Outreach Session of G7 Summit
June 12, 2021
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit today.  

The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger - Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics. 

During the session, Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries during the recent wave of COVID infections in India. 

He highlighted India's ‘whole of society’ approach to fight the pandemic, synergising the efforts of all levels of the government, industry and civil society.   

He also explained India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India's willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries.

Prime Minister committed India's support for collective endeavours to improve global health governance. He sought the G7's support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa, for a TRIPS waiver on COVID related technologies. 

Prime Minister Modi said that today's meeting should send out a message of "One Earth One Health" for the whole world. Calling for global unity, leadership, and solidarity to prevent future pandemics, Prime Minister emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies in this regard. 

PM will participate in the final day of the G7 Summit tomorrow and will speak in two Sessions.