Govt working on blue revolution to help small fishermen: PM Modi

08 October,Bharuch


Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that the government is working on a blue revolution to help small fishermen.

Addressing a public rally at Bharuch,  Modi said that the fishermen will be given loans on nominal interest for purchasing mechanised boats which they can use to go into the deep sea for a better catch.

He said the scheme includes the provision of cold storage facilities also.

The Prime Minister said that his decision to have a 100 percent neem coating of heavily subsidized urea has ensured that it reaches the farmers and is not cornered by chemical industries. He said this has also excluded middlemen.

Prime Minister flagged off Antyodaya Express from Udjana near Surat to Jaynagar in Bihar.

This is the second Antyodaya train on Western Railways. It will reduce journey time to 38 hours for 1871 km journey.

Modi laid the foundation stone of Bhadbhut barrage on a Narmada river to improve potable water sources and irrigation facilities.

It will be constructed at a cost of 4337 crore rupees. The barrage is a part of ambitious Kalpsar project in the state.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister inaugurated a new 500-crore rupees civil hospital and a medical college in Vadnagar, Gujarat. Modi, in his hometown, also launched the intensified mission Indradhanush to accelerate progress towards the goal of full immunization coverage.

Modi on this occasion said his government has made immunization a people’s movement. He urged all the people across the country to put in their time and efforts to ensure that no child leaves without vaccination. He said his government is constantly working towards making healthcare affordable and accessible to all.

Modi, on two-day visit of his home state, is visiting his native place for the first time after becoming the Prime Minister in 2014. Modi at his birthplace also led a roadshow today.

Overwhelmed by the warm welcome by the villagers, Modi assured them that he would work even harder for the nation after getting new positive energy from his native.

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