Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a gathering in Kevadia, Gujarat on the occasion of his 69th birthday spoke about the various schemes which has benefited the farmers and traders in the state of Gujarat.
PM Modi said, “I want to congratulate the Government of Gujarat, first led by Anandiben and now under the leadership of Rupani Ji, for carrying forward the mission of connecting every house, every field with water.” He said that the farmers of Gujarat have been benefitted with the facility of irrigation being provided. “Earlier, the farmers used to grow only traditional crops but after the irrigation facilities were made available to them, the production of cash crops started, the inclination towards horticulture increased, and the business transactions were being done in cash.”
Prime Minister Modi said, “According to a study, it is being known that because of this change, the income of many farmer families has increased. Continuous efforts are on to double the income of every farming family of the country including Gujarat by 2022. After the formation of the new government, several steps have been taken in this direction in the last 100 days. PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme is benefitting every farmer family of Gujarat.”
“A few days ago, a pension scheme for small farmers and traders was started. This will also be beneficial for the farmers of the state and the county. A comprehensive system of transport through water is also being prepared for farmers, traders and other citizens of Gujarat. I myself started the Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro Ferry service. I am told that till now more than 1.25 lakh passengers have used this ferry facility.”
The Prime Minister participated in ‘Namami Narmade Mahotsava’, an event organised by the state government to mark the occasion of the Sardar Sarovar Dam crossing its Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of 138.68 metres. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also offered prayers at the Gurudeshwar Dutt temple located in Gujarat's Narmada district as he celebrated his 69th birthday in his home state Gujarat.