Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is in Mathura today to inaugurate multiple development projects issued a challenge to the youths of the country. PM Modi has appealed to the youths of the country who are working in the startups in Bangalore and Hyderabad, and also asked the students from IIT to come and join the 'Startup Grand Challenge'.
PM Modi, while launching the 'Startup Grand Challenge' in UP, stated, “We have to find solutions on how to ensure proper arrangement of green fodder and that the animals get nutritious food. What can be a cheaper and accessible alternative to plastic bags? We need more startups that can solve many such topics. To expand India's dairy sector, we need innovation and new technology. These innovations can also come from our rural society, so today the 'Startup Grand Challenge' has also been started."
Talking more about the freshly launched Startup Grand Challenge', PM Modi further reiterated, “We should work on such startups and the Indian Government is issuing this challenge. Find the solutions and bring forward the ideas you have; it will be taken seriously, pushed forward, and the mandatory investment arrangements will be made.”
This initiative by PM Modi is expected to not only lead to a healthier and better environment but also to the creation of new jobs.
The 'Startup Grand Challenge' is one of the programmes that PM Modi launched in Mathura; the National Artificial Insemination Programme (NAIP) was another vital project which has been launched by the Prime Minister. Additionally, it is also expected that the PM will also simultaneously launch nationwide workshops in KrishiVigyanKendras in all the 687 Districts of the country on the topic of vaccination, disease management, artificial insemination, and productivity.
To fulfill the electoral promise of doubling the farmer’s income by 2022, PM Modi on the same day has also launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the foot and mouth disease and brucellosis in livestock. The project, which will cost Rs 12,652 crores for a period of five years till 2024, will be funded entirely by the Central Government. The programme, launched in Mathura, aims to control the livestock diseases by 2025 and eradicate the same by 2030.