The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today performed Shramdaan for the construction of a twin pit toilet at Shahanshahpur village in Varanasi. He interacted with the people, who have resolved to make the village open-defecation-free. He appreciated their initiative of naming the toilet "Izzat Ghar."
The Prime Minister visited a Pashudhan Arogya Mela organised at the village. He was briefed on various health and medical activities being performed at the premises. These included surgeries on cattle, ultrasonography etc.
Addressing a large gathering on the occasion, the Prime Minister congratulated the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, and the State Government, for the successful setting up of the Pashudhan Arogya Mela. He said this is a new effort which would benefit the animal husbandry sector in the State. He said that increase in milk productivity will lead to economic benefit for the people. He said cooperatives can help consolidate the gains in the dairy sector, as has been the case in other parts of the country.
Describing the well-being of people as the priority for governance, the Prime Minister reiterated the pledge to double farm incomes by 2022. He noted that soil health cards are benefiting farmers significantly. He said each one of us should resolve to make a positive contribution by 2022, to achieve the India that our freedom fighters dreamt of.
The Prime Minister said that the feeling of "cleanliness being our responsibility", needs to be inculcated among all. He said this would go a long way towards ensuring wellness, and protecting the health of the poor. He said Swachhta is like a prayer for him, and cleanliness is a way to serve the poor.
Focus on animal health is commendable. This focus will benefit the farmers across the state: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2017
For us, governance is not about politics or winning elections. The priority is the wellbeing of the nation: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2017
Let us build on the strides we have made in the dairy sector. Cooperatives can help in this regard, as they have in parts of the nation: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2017
Let us make these five years about creating the India our freedom fighters dreamt about: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2017
Doubling of farmers income is an area in which significant work is being done. Schemes like soil health card are benefitting farmers: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2017
'Swachhata' has to become 'Swabhav' - it is our collective responsibility to keep our nation clean" PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2017
A clean India also means a healthier India: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2017
I had the opportunity to help in toilet construction at a village nearby. The people of the village have decided to make the village ODF: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2017
Swachhata is a Puja for me. Cleanliness is a way to serve the poor of India: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2017