The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed a public meeting at Chotila, in Surendranagar district. He laid the Foundation Stones for a greenfield airport for Rajkot; six-laning of Ahmedabad-Rajkot National Highway; and four-laning of Rajkot-Morbi State Highway. He also dedicated to the nation, a fully automatic milk processing and packaging plant; and a drinking water distribution pipeline for Joravarnagar and Ratanpur area of Surendranagar.
The Prime Minister said that it was hard to imagine an airport in Surendranagar district. He said such development works empower citizens.
He said aviation cannot be about rich people. We have made aviation affordable and within reach of the lesser privileged, he added.
The Prime Minister said that the definition of development has changed. From the days when handpumps were seen to be a sign of development, today the waters of the Narmada River have been brought for the benefit of citizens. He said Surendranagar district tends to benefit a lot from the waters of the Narmada. He urged people to use water responsibly, and conserve every drop. The Prime Minister said that the Sursagar Dairy would bring enormous benefit to the people. He also recalled how former Prime Minister Keshubhai Patel had worked towards making better and safer roads.
Who imagined in this district that an airport will come? Is this not development? Is this kind of development not needed...such development works will empower citizens: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 7, 2017
The definition of development is changing. Earlier, a hand pump would be put and a leader would use that for multiple elections. Things have changed now. We are bringing waters of the Narmada here, for the benefit of citizens: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 7, 2017
If there is one district that stands to gain maximum from waters of the Narmada it is Surendranagar: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 7, 2017
Aviation cannot be about rich people. We have made aviation affordable and within reach of the lesser privileged: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 7, 2017
Water has always been important for Gujarat. Now that water is widely being made available, let us use it responsibly and conserve every drop of water: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 7, 2017