Dedicates an Irrigation Tunnel: Historic Breakthrough by Irrigation Engineers of Gujarat

The Green-Project to address the issue of global- warming: Proves to be a hard blow for the elements tarnishing the image of Sujalam Sufalam Scheme

Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi dedicated the 3.5 k.m long underground irrigation canal today, he declared that the irrigation project is bound to address the issue of global warming; it is a hard slap on the faces of the elements who were engaged in the tarnishing the image of the Sujalam-Sufalam scheme.

The Sujalam Sufalam scheme is designated make best use of the water, which was flowing in to the sea, in a rare feat, the Rs. 64 crores tunnel is first of its kind in the country, which is a really great breakthrough for the Panam High-level irrigation canal.

The tunnel is going to provide irrigation facilities to 18000 hectares land under cultivation of Shahera, Lunavada, and Santrampur villages proving to be a boon for the tribal farmers, Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi observed the three and half K.M. long tunnel and sought technical details of the tunnel.

The Vanbandhu Farmers Convention was a historic convention, as the 60th Republic Day is being celebrated in Pnachmahal. The national festivals nurtures and sharpens our patriotic obligation to act for our nation. The state level celebrations of national festival at district places have been emulated as the festivals of development and progress, the three week long festival has stood witnessed to the 4400 development works worth Rs.1400 crores.

The 3.5 K.M tunnel reflects the vision of our engineering excellence, which is going to further the strides of green revolution, it is also a tough blow for the elements, who were trying to tarnish the image of Sujalam Sufalam canal.

The corrupt deals to the tunes of crores of rupees by the previous governments, they never paid any attention to the water crisis, against that the present government has materialized the dream of the farmers; it would also recharge the ground water. Entire country seeks insights from the tremendous success of the PPP model of water conservation. All the previous governments were responsible for the sinful negligence by not providing electricity and irrigation facilities to the farmers. The farmers need irrigation facilities and water for the crops, which are being provided to them by the present government. It is the grand success of the Krushi Mahotsavs and water conservation movements that the agriculture production has taken a quantum leap, which rose from Rs 9000 crores to Rs. 48000 crores, ushering in to the economic revolution for the farmers.

Chief Minister appealed the farmers to adopt drip-irrigation techniques to the farmers.

Chief Minister lauded the spirit of the Vanvasi farmers, “The tribal farmers have adopted a positive change, and they are now producing flowers and fruits. I recognize it with glory that the flowers of Pnachmahal have potential to capture the Dubai markets. I am confident that through skillful synthesis of appropriate agriculture techniques, we would achieve the laudable aims set under the Vanbandhu welfare package.

Irrigation Minister Shri Nitinbhai Patel said, “The High-Level Canal is going to be a lifeline for the Pnachmahal farmers. It is going to benefit 25000 farmers of 75 odd villages of Shahera, Lunavada and Godhara talukas, providing irrigation facilities in 18000 hectares. The canal water would also feed water to 59 village ponds, and the canal water would also flow in to the 3 rivers also. The Sujalam Sufalam project provides irrigation facilities to the villages, which were not covered under the Narmada waters.

Agriculture Minister Shri Dilipbhai Sanghani highlighted the successes of Krushi Mahotsavs.

Minister of State for Home Shri Amitbhai Shah, MLAs Shri Jethabhai Bharvad, Shri Pankaj Desai, Former Minister Shri Prabhatsinh Chauhan, Former MLA Dr Mansinh Bhamat, Rajesh Pathak, District Panchayat President Shri Ramesh Rathva, Former M.P. Shri Gopalsinh Solanki, principal secretaries, eminent leaders were among the others who attended the ceremony.

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May 22, 2022

I will be visiting Tokyo, Japan from 23-24 May 2022 at the invitation of His Excellency Mr. Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan.

In March 2022, I had the pleasure of hosting Prime Minister Kishida for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit. During my visit to Tokyo, I look forward to continuing our conversation further, with an aim to strengthen the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership.

In Japan, I will also participate in the second in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit, which will provide an opportunity for the leaders of the four Quad countries to review the progress of Quad initiatives. We will also exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific region and global issues of mutual interest.

I will hold a bilateral meeting with President Joseph Biden, where we will discuss further consolidation of our multi-faceted bilateral relations with U.S.A. We will also continue our dialogue on regional developments and contemporary global issues.

The newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be joining the Quad Leaders’ Summit for the first time. I look forward to a bilateral meeting with him during which the multifaceted cooperation between India and Australia under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and regional and global issues of mutual interest will be discussed.

Economic cooperation between India and Japan is an important aspect of our Special Strategic and Global Partnership. During the March Summit, PM Kishida and I had announced our intention to realize JPY 5 trillion in public and private investment and financing over the next five years from Japan to India. During the forthcoming visit, I will meet with Japanese business leaders with the goal of further strengthening economic linkages between our countries, in pursuit of this objective.

Japan is home to nearly 40,000 members of the Indian diaspora, who are an important anchor in our relations with Japan. I look forward to interacting with them.