PM Modi lauds contribution of Kutchi Leva Patel Community in various welfare activities and the development of East Africa
Kutch which was once considered a deserted place, has been converted into a prime tourist destination: PM Modi
The double engine strength of the Centre and the State Government is carrying out development activities in Kutch region: PM

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Shree Kutchi Leva Patel Samaj in Nairobi, Kenya via video conferencing, today.

In his address, the Prime Minister lauded the contribution of Kutchi Leva Patel Community in various welfare activities and the development of East Africa. He also recalled the role of members of Indian community in the Kenya’s freedom movement.

The Prime Minister appreciated the contribution of Kutchi samaj towards all round   development especially their role in the reconstruction and rehabilitation after the earthquake in Kutch in 2001. He said, “Kutch which was once considered a deserted place, has been converted into a prime tourist destination”. The Prime Minister underlined his Government’s sustained efforts, when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, in bringing Narmada water to the far flung areas of the Kutch region.

The Prime Minister highlighted the double engine strength of the Centre and the State Government in carrying out the development activities in the region. “The region has received thousands of crore rupees of investment in last few years”, he said. He also informed the gathering about the proposed Ro-Ro service in Gujarat between Kutch and Jamnagar.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the engagement of India and African Countries has been on the rise. “ India Africa Summit and a meeting of African Development Bank were held in India, recently”, he said. He also mentioned that the President, Vice President, and himself as the Prime Minister of India have visited various African countries on more than 20 occasions, during the tenure of present Government.

During his address, the Prime Minister also invited persons in the gathering, especially who have not visited India, on the occasion of Kumbha Mela in January 2019 to experience the cultural and spiritual tradition of India.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulated the gathering on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Nairobi-West Complex of Shree Kutchi Leva Patel Samaj.

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Cabinet approves Proposal for Implementation of Umbrella Scheme on “Safety of Women”
February 21, 2024

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the proposal of Ministry of Home Affairs of continuation of implementation of Umbrella Scheme on ‘Safety of Women’ at a total cost of Rs.1179.72 crore during the period from 2021-22 to 2025-26.

Out of the total project outlay of Rs.1179.72 crore, a total of Rs.885.49 crore will be provided by MHA from its own budget and Rs.294.23 crore will be funded from Nirbhaya Fund.

Safety of Women in a country is an outcome of several factors like stringent deterrence through strict laws, effective delivery of justice, redressal of complaints in a timely manner and easily accessible institutional support structures to the victims. Stringent deterrence in matters related to offences against women was provided through amendments in the Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Evidence Act.

In its efforts towards Women Safety, Government of India in collaboration with States and Union Territories has launched several projects. The objectives of these projects include strengthening mechanisms in States/Union Territories for ensuring timely intervention and investigation in case of crime against women and higher efficiency in investigation and crime prevention in such matters.

The Government of India has proposed to continue the following projects under the Umbrella Scheme for “Safety of Women”:

  1. 112 Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) 2.0;
  2. Upgradation of Central Forensic Sciences laboratories, including setting up of National Forensic Data Centre;
  3. Strengthening of DNA Analysis, Cyber Forensic capacities in State Forensic Science Laboratories (FSLs);
  4. Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children;
  5. Capacity building and training of investigators and prosecutors in handling sexual assault cases against women and children; and
  6. Women Help Desk & Anti-human Trafficking Units.