Friday, June 9, 2023

India will become developed country by 2047, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pledged to make India a developed country by 2047.
The Prime Minister, who is on a day-long visit to Kutch, said: “After the devastating 2001 earthquake, I had assured to develop the district and in 2022, see how well it has developed. Today I am promising to make India a developed country by 2047 and will surely do it.”
Earlier in the day, he dedicated ‘Smriti Van’ in Bhuj and ‘Veer Balak Smarak’ in Anjar, in memory of those who died in the massive earthquake. The two memorials, he said, will put Kutch on the world map like Japan’s Hiroshima museum.
Modi said he was in Delhi when the earthquake struck but rushed to Gujarat the very next day. Gujarat was the first state to introduce Disaster Management Act, which later inspired the rest of the nation, he stated.
On Sunday, he laid the foundation for new projects and dedicated them to the nation projects worth Rs 5,000 crore. PM said that Sarhad Dairy was inaugurated when he was the chief minister of the state. Back then, its daily milk collection was 1,400 litres which has increased to 5 lakh litre a day. Milk producers are making Rs 800 crore by contributing milk in the dairy.
Self-reliant in energy sector in next 25 years: In an ambitious declaration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India aims to be self-reliant in the energy sector in the next 25 years and electric vehicle, which is leading a “silent revolution”, has a key role to play in achieving it.
With a major part of energy consumption being in the transport sector, Modi said innovation in this sector should be a priority.
“It is our goal that India becomes Aatmnirbhar for its energy needs in the next 25 years of Amrit Kaal,” Modi said while speaking addressing a programme held to mark 40 years of Suzuki Motor Corporation in India at the Mahatma Mandir convention centre here.
He further said, “As a major part of energy consumption is in the transport sector, innovation and (research) efforts in this sector should be our priority.
I am confident we will be able to achieve this.” PM Modi, who also laid the foundation stone of Suzuki Motor Gujarat’s new Electric Vehicles (EV) battery plant and Maruti Suzuki’s new plant at Sonipat, in Haryana, stressed on the importance of promoting EVs in the country.


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