Suggests giving highest priority to investing in the things concerned with environment protection

Asks to use made-in-India inks in printing Indian currency notes

Chief Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Central government and the chemical and petrochemical industries to give highest priority to investing in the things concerned with environment protection.

 While inaugurating ‘INDIA CHEM Gujarat-2011’, three-day international exhibition and conference on specialty chemicals, at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar today Chief Minister said that industries can now no longer afford to be indifferent towards the issues of environment and that they should discard the mentality of treating the investment for environment protection as a dead investment. The mega event will be participated by about 300 business-owners of the country and the world over.

He said that Indian government should come up with the directives for the banking and finance institutions that they give first priority to the aspect of environment protection while passing the loans to the industries.

Chief Minister outlined the state government’s planning to set up about 25 Centre of Excellence under Public Private Partnership to cater to the need of skilled manpower in the chemical and petrochemical industry.

Mr Modi suggested that Central government should use made-in-India industrial ink in the printing of currency notes instead of relying on imported ink. “If the ink produced in India is being used by other countries for their currency notes, why can’t India use its own ink for Indian currency notes and why should Central government spend crores of rupees for buying the foreign ink”, he questioned.

He also suggested that even as Gujarat contributes over 80 percent of country’s Castor production and as the castor can be used in the production of over 300 industrial chemicals, Gujarat’s industrialists should focus on researching on using castor in their products.

Chief Minister said that state government’s approach of setting up a common treatment affluent plant has helped many industrial units to become environment-friendly. He also called upon the industrialists to capture the global markets by upgrading the technology and production methods.

Speaking on the occasion Minister of State for Industries Saurabh Patel said that Gujarat has achieved higher industrial growth due to the positive and business-friendly policies of the state government. In Gujarat the land related issues never happen as the land acquisition for setting up industries is done with the consensus of land-owners, he said.

State government has setup world-class infrastructural facilities to help the industries. Dahej PCPIR and the 13 SEZ which are being developed by the state government will prove important moves in giving boost to the chemical industry in Gujarat, Mr Patel said.

Describing Gujarat as the petrochemical hub Mr R V Kanoriya, Senior Vice President of FICCI, said that Gujarat produces 62 percent of petrochemicals and 51 percent of chemicals of the country. Chemical industry needs big investments, infrastructure and knowledge for its growth. The industry can be given a boost by setting up of special chemical zones, he said.

President of Dyestuff Manufacturer Association Shankar Patel, about 50 buyers of chemical products from different countries, leading chemical manufactures-traders of Gujarat and the other states and high officials were present on the occasion. Principal Secretary to Industries and Mines department Maheshwar Sahu delivered welcome address.

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Lok Sabha election 2024 campaigning gathers pace as PM Modi, the NDA's star campaigner, intensifies efforts ahead of the 5th phase. Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a euphoric crowd in Jhargram, West Bengal, delivering a message that resonated all the way to Tamluk. He promised to improve the state's declining situation through his tireless efforts.

In his address to the people, PM Modi highlighted the desperation within the TMC as they faced inevitable defeat. The PM remarked “Despite their attempts to rally support, the people of Bengal are not swayed. Seeing their downfall, TMC resorts to abusing the BJP and threatening the public. Yesterday they attacked Congress, but today they claim to be part of the INDI Alliance. The people of Bengal are wise; they see Congress as a sinking ship and know TMC’s vessel is also leaking. Even if they cling to each other, they will still drown.”

PM Modi emphasized the country's rejection of those who held India back for decades. He reminded the nation of the Congress government's record of scams while the world advanced. “For 60 years, they chanted slogans of eradicating poverty, yet failed to deliver. The country knows it is Modi who made India the world's fifth-largest economy, lifted 25 crore people out of poverty, and resolved long-standing issues. Article 370 was removed, terrorism buried in Kashmir, Pakistan given a fitting response, Naxalism broken, and corruption curbed. This son of the poor is dedicated to the welfare of every citizen,” he added.

Calling out loudly against the damaging anti-development policies of TMC, PM Modi remarked, “Government jobs are under the grip of TMC's syndicate. There's a rate card for jobs. Have you seen how they looted in the Teacher Recruitment Scam? I assure you... The end of this looting will come with the press of the lotus button.”

“In our schools, temples of education, they did not spare even those. TMC ministers openly sold jobs, jeopardizing the future of our new generation. Do you know who is protecting these scams? Who is shielding the accused of corruption? Who is preventing CBI from doing its job,” he added.

In a sharp critique of TMC, PM Modi said, " TMC poses a threat not only to the people of Bengal but also to Bengal's identity. Today, the entire country is concerned about Bengal. Every day there is violence in Bengal... BJP karyakartas are attacked. Even in Jhargram, BJP karyakartas were murdered. Communal riots are becoming common in Bengal. There are attempts to erase the identity of tribal brothers and sisters.”

PM Modi criticized the current government for welcoming infiltrators, stating, "TMC is concerned only about its vote bank. They are allowing infiltrators to settle in Bengal, leading to a decline in the population of Bengal's border areas. These infiltrators come into our country and occupy the lands of our Dalits, backward classes, and tribals."

Furthermore, he said, “TMC and Congress together want to legalize the occupation of infiltrators. The Congress party is saying they will investigate everyone's property. Then they will give your money, your land to their vote bank. Do you accept this? Will you let this happen?”

Slamming the opposition, PM Modi stated, “Baba Saheb Ambedkar opposed religion-based reservations, a misconception of our Constitution. Despite this, the Congress-led alliance seeks to provide reservations to SC, ST, OBC across the country for electoral gains. They have revoked OBC reservations in Karnataka, reallocating them to Muslims. On April 23rd, I challenged Congress and the INDI alliance, demanding a commitment that they won't revoke SC, ST, OBC reservations or grant reservations to Muslims. Since then, they have fallen silent out of fear.”

Unveiling the bitter truths, PM Modi exposed the grim realities of the Congress party, the PM said, “I have just seen a video of Congress Shehzada on social media today. In this video, the Congress Shehzada openly says that Congress will give reservations to Muslims. On one hand, then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh kept saying repeatedly that Muslims have the first right to the country's resources... and on the other hand, controlling the government remotely, the Shehzada is banging the rhythm to say that Congress will give reservations to Muslims. This is the truth of Congress, they will give reservations to Muslims and that too, by taking away reservations of SC, ST, OBC. In this 2024 election, Modi has removed the veil of Congress's Muslim league thought and exposed it. That's why these people are restless.”

PM Modi lashed out at the TMC, stating, "In Bengal, TMC is responsible for attacking your faith. TMC leaders deem the Ram Mandir unholy and the government halts Ram Navami celebrations. TMC goons orchestrate attacks on Ram Navami processions. The Chief Minister herself threatens Hindu saints. Ramakrishna Mission, ISKCON, Bharat Sevashram, pillars of Bengal's spirituality, face threats from the CM's platform. This intimidation emboldens TMC goons further. Recently, vandalism at Ramakrishna Mission ashram in Jalpaiguri highlights the escalating situation. Threats to Ramakrishna Mission in Bengal, vandalism in ashrams - no one ever imagined this. But to appease their vote bank, the TMC government is crossing all limits."

In his concluding remarks, PM Modi made a heartfelt request to the people of Jhargram. He urged every voter to support the BJP for a developed Bengal and to vote for progress and prosperity. The PM emphasized that their support would elevate Bengal to new heights. He promised to work tirelessly to fulfil their dreams. He encouraged the crowd to visit every village, spreading his greetings and gratitude.