PM at Baramati

February 14, 2015
"Addresses Farmers Rally: says agriculture sector is key to poverty eradication"
"PM: Government working to enhance water storage capacities through PM Krishi Sinchai Yojana, and NREGA"
"PM visits Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Vidya Pratishthan
"बारामती में किसान रैली को संबोधित करते हुए प्रधानमंत्री ने कहा : गरीबी उन्मूलन में कृषि क्षेत्र की महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका है "
"सरकार प्रधानमंत्री कृषि सिंचाई योजना और नरेगा के जरिए जल भंडारण क्षमताएं बढ़ाने के लिए काम कर रही है"
"प्रधानमंत्री ने कृषि विज्ञान केंद्र, विद्या प्रतिष्ठान का दौरा किया और अप्पा साहेब पवार आडिटोरियम का उद्घाटन किया "

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today said that the agriculture sector is key to eradication of poverty in India. Addressing a farmers` rally at Baramati in Maharashtra, the Prime Minister said that water storage capacities across the country will be enhanced through the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana. He added that NREGA will also be used to build water storage capacity. He said this will help improve productivity in the agriculture sector.


The Prime Minister also stressed on the need to modernize agriculture through the latest available technology, and promote value-addition. Referring to sugar production in Maharashtra, the Prime Minister said sugar content had been enhanced substantially through technological interventions.

The Prime Minister noted that the period February to July was a lean period for school laboratories. He suggested that senior school students of Class 10 onwards could be trained for soil testing, and these labs could function as soil testing laboratories during this period.


The Prime Minister praised former Union Agriculture Minister Shri Sharad Pawar, who was present on the dais, for his contribution to agriculture development in India. He said democracy moves forward on the twin tracks of debate (vivaad) and dialogue (samvaad), and as those in power have a greater responsibility to initiate dialogue.


innr_baramati_6_14022015 The Governor of Maharashtra Shri Vidyasagar Rao, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis, and Union Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh were present on the occasion.

The Prime Minister also visited the Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Vidya Pratishthan, and inaugurated the Appasaheb Pawar Auditorium at Baramati.




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MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh’s Statement after meeting with the political parties of Jammu-Kashmir under the leadership of the Hon'ble Prime Minister
June 24, 2021

A discussion with the political parties of Jammu-Kashmir under the leadership of the Hon'ble Prime Minister has just ended. This has been a very positive effort towards the development and strengthening of democracy in Jammu-Kashmir. The meeting took place in a very cordial atmosphere. All the participants expressed their full allegiance to the democracy of India and the Constitution of India.

The Home Minister apprised all the leaders of the improvement in the situation in Jammu-Kashmir.

The Prime Minister listened to every party’s arguments and suggestions with all seriousness and he appreciated the fact that all the people's representatives shared their point of view with an open mind. The Prime Minister laid special emphasis on two important issues in the meeting. He said that we all have to work together to take democracy to the grassroots in Jammu-Kashmir. Secondly, there should be all-round development in Jammu-Kashmir and development should reach every region and every community. It is necessary that there should be an atmosphere of cooperation and public participation.

Hon'ble Prime Minister also pointed out that elections to Panchayati Raj and other local bodies have been successfully held in Jammu-Kashmir. There is improvement in the security situation. About 12,000 crore rupees have directly reached the panchayats after the conclusion of elections. This has accelerated the pace of development in the villages.

The Prime Minister said that we have to approach the next important step related to the democratic process in Jammu-Kashmir i.e. assembly elections. The process of delimitation has to be completed expeditiously so that every region and every section gets adequate political representation in the assembly. It is necessary to give a proper representation to the Dalits, backwards and people living in tribal areas.

There was a detailed discussion in the meeting regarding the participation of everybody in the process of delimitation. All the parties present in the meeting have agreed to participate in this process.

The Prime Minister also emphasized the cooperation of all the stakeholders to take Jammu-Kashmir on the path of peace and prosperity. He said that Jammu-Kashmir is moving out of the vicious circle of violence and moving towards stability. New hope and new confidence have emerged among the people of Jammu-Kashmir.

The PM also said that we will have to work day and night to strengthen this trust and work together to improve this confidence. Today's meeting is an important step for strengthening the democracy and the development and prosperity of Jammu-Kashmir. I thank all the political parties for attending today's meeting.