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PM Modi inaugurates the Arunachal Civil Secretariat in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
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PM visits Arunachal Pradesh, inaugurates Convention Centre in Itanagar.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, visited Arunachal Pradesh today. At a function in Itanagar, he inaugurated the Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre. This Convention Centre has an auditorium, conference halls and an exhibition hall.

The Prime Minister also dedicated the State Civil Secretariat Building to the nation, and laid the Foundation Stone of the Academic Block of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science.

Addressing a large and enthusiastic gathering, he said he is delighted to visit Arunachal Pradesh and be among the wonderful people of the State.

He said most of the key departments are based in the new Secretariat. This makes it easier for people coming from distant villages, he added, noting that coordination and convenience are enhanced.

He expressed happiness at the inauguration of the Convention Centre in Itanagar. This is more than a building, it is a vibrant centre that will further the aspirations of Arunachal Pradesh, he said. He said that conferences and cultural activities will draw government officials and private companies. He said he would personally suggest to people that they could go to Arunachal Pradesh, and hold important meetings at this Convention Centre. He recalled that he had visited Shillong for a North-East Council meeting, and an important meeting related to agriculture was held in Sikkim.

The Prime Minister said Union Ministers, and officials from the Union Government are visiting the North-East regularly.

Speaking about the health sector, the Prime Minister said that there is need to focus attention on human resource development, infrastructure, and use of modern technology in this sector. He said the Union Government is working towards building medical colleges in all parts of the nation. He said this is because, when one studies in a particular area, one becomes better acquainted with the local health challenges.

He said healthcare has to be of good quality and it must be affordable. He said the prices of stents had been brought down so that the poor and middle class families benefit. He said the Ayushman Bharat scheme will take the lead in providing quality and affordable healthcare.

The Prime Minister complimented the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Pema Khandu, for his good work in the State. He said the Chief Minister has prepared a top quality roadmap on how Arunachal Pradesh should be in 2027. He added that inputs for this plan were taken not just from officials but also from people from all walks of life.

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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.