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Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is misleading the nation on the issue of Mrs. Sonia Gandhi’s travels abroad: Shri Modi

Shri Modi quotes RTI replies from various embassies to illustrate his point

For the last 8 years of UPA rule, no good news has been coming from Delhi: Shri Modi

 

On the evening of Friday 5th October 2012 Shri Narendra Modi said that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is misleading the nation on the issue of UPA Chairperson Mrs. Sonia Gandhi’s travels and quotes RTI replies from various Indian embassies to illustrate the point further. Shri Modi was speaking at a huge rally in Jamnagar during the Vivekananda Yuva Vikas Yatra.

“The Prime Minister is misguiding the country. I ask the Prime Minister as a common man to come clean. The RTI reply received from various Indian embassies abroad says lakhs of rupees were spent on Mrs. Gandhi’s foreign trips,” said Shri Modi.

These important issues yet again raised by Shri Modi come on the day the PMO issues a statement that said that only Rs. 3 lakh were spent on her travels abroad. The RTI replies reveal a completely different answer.

“Mrs. Sonia Gandhi’s visit to London twice in 2007 and 2011 — the money spent was Rs 2.82 lakh and Rs 35 lakh respectively. Her two trips to China — money spent was Rs 14 lakh and Rs 12 lakh respectively,” Shri Modi stated, quoting from the RTI replies.

The Chief Minister further went on to give names of other countries she had visited and the expenditures incurred.

He categorically reaffirmed that the issue is not about the health of Mrs. Sonia Gandhi but her travels overseas.

Shri Modi affirmed that Swami Vivekananda dreamt of making India the Jagad Guru (World leader) but for the past 8 years under the rule of Dr. Manmohan Singh and Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, no good news has been coming from New Delhi.

Shri Modi said that the Disha of the Congress is corruption, dynasty politics, nepotism and worship of a family. He expressed confidence that the voters will not accept the Congress, which has been cheating the people.

The Chief Minister stated that in the last 11 years he has merely filled the ditches of preceding 40 years of Congress rule and the journey for a Bhavya (Excellent) and Divya (Divine) Gujarat will commence after December this year.

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PM to dedicate to the Nation 35 crop varieties with special traits on 28th September
September 27, 2021
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PM to dedicate the newly constructed campus of National Institute of Biotic Stress Management Raipur to the Nation
PM to also distribute the Green Campus Award to the Agricultural Universities

In an endeavour to create mass awareness for adoption of climate resilient technologies, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate 35 crop varieties with special traits to the Nation on 28th September at 11 AM via video conferencing, in a pan India programme organised at all ICAR Institutes, State and Central Agricultural Universities and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs). During the programme, the Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation the newly constructed campus of National Institute of Biotic Stress Management Raipur.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister will distribute Green Campus Award to Agricultural Universities, as well as interact with farmers who use innovative methods and address the gathering.

Union Minister of Agriculture and Chief Minister Chhattisgarh will be present on the occasion.

About crop varieties with special traits

The crop varieties with special traits have been developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to address the twin challenges of climate change and malnutrition. Thirty-five such crop varieties with special traits like climate resilience and higher nutrient content have been developed in the year 2021. These include a drought tolerant variety of chickpea, wilt and sterility mosaic resistant pigeonpea, early maturing variety of soybean, disease resistant varieties of rice and biofortified varieties of wheat, pearl millet, maize and chickpea, quinoa, buckwheat, winged bean and faba bean.

These special traits crop varieties also include those that address the anti-nutritional factors found in some crops that adversely affect human and animal health. Examples of such varieties include Pusa Double Zero Mustard 33, first Canola quality hybrid RCH 1 with <2% erucic acid and <30 ppm glucosinolates and a soybean variety free from two anti-nutritional factors namely Kunitz trypsin inhibitor and lipoxygenase. Other varieties with special traits have been developed in soybean, sorghum, and baby corn, among others.

About National Institute of Biotic Stress Management

The National Institute of Biotic Stress Management at Raipur has been established to take up the basic and strategic research in biotic stresses, develop human resources and provide policy support. The institute has started PG courses from the academic session 2020-21.

About Green Campus Awards

The Green Campus Awards has been initiated to motivate the State and Central Agricultural Universities to develop or adopt such practices that will render their campuses more green and clean, and motivate students to get involved in ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’, ‘Waste to Wealth Mission’ and community connect as per the National Education Policy-2020.