If voted to power, Congress will take Gujarat back to the 18th century!

Published By : Admin | August 16, 2012 | 17:31 IST
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Shri Modi lambasts the Congress for its double standards and anti-development approach for the state and the nation! 

If voted to power, Congress will take Gujarat to the 18th century! Says Shri Modi 

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On the evening of 15th August 2012, Shri Narendra Modi took on the Congress and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh head on for their anti-development approach both in the state and the nation and said that if the Congress had its way, it would take Gujarat back to the 18th century. Shri Modi was speaking at the dedication of walkway and water rides at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad.

The Chief Minister reminded the people that even before the inauguration, the Sabarmati Riverfront has won several awards and accolades but that has not prevented those defaming Gujarat to go on and on with their sole agenda of defaming the state and its people.

Shri Modi shared that earlier the Sabarmati was full of slums and a den for all sorts of illegal activities.  Thus, the Government acted swiftly, did the relevant surveys along with plans for rehabilitation but that did not impress the Congress, which assumed the mantle of throwing bones during auspicious ‘Havans’ (religious ceremonies), Shri Modi said as the audience clapped loudly.

The Chief Minister affirmed that the Congress not only used the media but also went to the Courts and left no stone unturned to stall the project. Just so that Riverfront does not become a reality the Congress went to Courts over a dozen times. Even in the allocation of houses the Congress created all obstacles possible even arguing that the new houses being built were not fit to reside in, Shri Modi stated in an attempt to bring out the tactics of the Congress. He further punctured the double standards of the Congress by saying that the Gujarat Congress may have opposed the project but HUDCO, which comes under the Centre, has awarded the initiatives of the project. 

Shri Modi attributed such actions to the mentality of the Congress that always believed in throwing crumbs at the people for self-gains rather than concrete development. He referred a Congress advertisement that says that we do not want roads, schools, industry merely half a ‘chapatti’ would suffice. He questioned this anti-development mindset of the Congress and exclaimed that the Congress has all the ingredients to take Gujarat back to the 18th century, as the audience applauded in endorsement.

Furthermore, Shri Modi pointed out that what the Congress is saying in Gujarat is diametrically opposite to what the Prime Minister said on Independence Day questioning whether they are anti their own party leader and Prime Minister? He also asked the Prime Minister what happened to the Congress promises of bringing down prices in 100 days and generating more jobs for the nation. 

There were large numbers of people present on the occasion, who had come to enjoy the breathtaking landscape changes on the banks of the Sabarmati.

 

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Karnataka on 6th February, 2023. At around 11:30 AM, Prime Minister will inaugurate India Energy Week 2023 at Bengaluru. Thereafter, at around 3:30 PM, he will dedicate to the nation the HAL helicopter factory at Tumakuru and also lay the foundation stone of various development initiatives.

India Energy Week 2023

Prime Minister will inaugurate the India Energy Week (IEW) 2023 in Bengaluru. Being held from 6th to 8th February, IEW is aimed to showcase India's rising prowess as an energy transition powerhouse. The event will bring together leaders from the traditional and non-traditional energy industry, governments, and academia to discuss the challenges and opportunities that a responsible energy transition presents. It will see the presence of more than 30 Ministers from across the world. Over 30,000 delegates, 1,000 exhibitors and 500 speakers will gather to discuss the challenges and opportunities of India's energy future. During the programme, Prime Minister will participate in a roundtable interaction with global oil & gas CEOs. He will also launch multiple initiatives in the field of green energy.

The ethanol blending programme has been a key focus areas of the government to achieve Aatmanirbharta in the field of energy. Due to the sustained efforts of the government, ethanol production capacity has seen a six times increase since 2013-14. The achievements in the course of last eight years under under Ethanol Blending Programe & Biofuels Programe have not only augmented India’s energy security but have also resulted in a host of other benefits including reduction of 318 Lakh Metric Tonnes of CO2 emissions and foreign exchange savings of around Rs 54,000 crore. As a result, there has been payment of around Rs 81,800 crore towards ethanol supplies during 2014 to 2022 and transfer of more than Rs 49,000 crore to farmers.

In line with the ethanol blending roadmap, Prime Minister will launch E20 fuel at 84 retail outlets of Oil Marketing Companies in 11 States/UTs. E20 is a blend of 20% ethanol with petrol. The government aims to achieve a complete 20% blending of ethanol by 2025, and oil marketing companies are setting up 2G-3G ethanol plants that will facilitate the progress.

Prime Minister will also flag off the Green Mobility Rally. The rally will witness participation of vehicles running on green energy sources and will help create public awareness for the green fuels.

Prime Minister will launch the uniforms under ‘Unbottled’ initiative of Indian Oil. Guided by the vision of the Prime Minister to phase out single-use plastic, IndianOil has adopted uniforms for retail customer attendants and LPG delivery personnel made from recycled polyester (rPET) & cotton. Each set of uniform of IndianOil’s customer attendant shall support recycling of around 28 used PET bottles. IndianOil is taking this initiative further through ‘Unbottled’ - a brand for sustainable garments, launched for merchandise made from recycled polyester. Under this brand, IndianOil targets to meet the requirement of uniforms for the customer attendants of other Oil Marketing Companies, non-combat uniforms for Army, uniforms/ dresses for Institutions & sales to retail customers.

Prime Minister will also dedicate the twin-cooktop model of the IndianOil’s Indoor Solar Cooking System and flag-off its commercial roll-out. IndianOil had earlier developed an innovative and patented Indoor Solar Cooking System with single cooktop. On the basis of feedback received, twin-cooktop Indoor Solar Cooking system has been designed offering more flexibility and ease to the users. It is a revolutionary indoor solar cooking solution that works on both solar and auxiliary energy sources simultaneously, making it a reliable cooking solution for India.

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This helicopter factory is Asia’s largest helicopter manufacturing facility and will initially produce the Light Utility Helicopters (LUH). LUH is an indigenously designed and developed 3-ton class, single engine multipurpose utility helicopter with unique feature of high manoeuvrability.

The factory will be expanded to manufacture other helicopters such as Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and Indian Multirole Helicopter (IMRH) as well as for repair and overhaul of LCH, LUH, Civil ALH and IMRH in the future. The factory also has the potential for exporting the Civil LUHs in future.

This facility will enable India to meet its entire requirement of helicopters indigenously and will attain the distinction of enabling self-reliance in helicopter design, development and manufacture in India.

The factory will have a manufacturing set up of Industry 4.0 standards. Over the next 20 years, HAL is planning to produce more than 1000 helicopters in the class of 3-15 tonnes from Tumakuru. This will result in providing employment for around 6000 people in the region.

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