CM inaugurates 9th Agriculture mega festival of Central Gujarat in Limkheda:
(Information Bureau): May, 27th:
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi while criticizing Congress led UPA Government has said, “For the past 50 years, worshiping of “Power Chair” has been in the tradition of Congress, while in Gujarat we have set a new trend of worshiping agriculture and by that we have led our famers towards the destination of prosperity and happiness”. Attributing the prosperity and all round development of Gujarat to small and medium peasants and four lakh odd small-medium industrialists, he said, these small farmers and medium industrialists have brought about the tremendous agriculture and industrial revolution in Gujarat. This is the economic development model of Gujarat.
Chief Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, inaugurated a mega Krushi Mahotsav (Agriculture Festival) of Central Gujarat at Limkheda town of tribal dominated Dahod district. He warned Central Government that if Centre would not chalk out any solid scheme for the development of small peasants, agriculture sector would not prosper and farmers will be ruined. He lambasted Union for not providing sufficient fertilizer to Gujarat’s farmers.
Mr. Modi said, Gujarat Government has come out with Rs. 3400 crore ambitious irrigation project to provide irrigation water to the tribal peasants, residing on tribal belt of Umargam to Ambaji. He advised tribal farmers to adopt modern and scientific agriculture methods for the bright future of their children. Gujarat Government, by organizing Krushi Mahotsav for the past nine years, has brought new revolutions in agriculture sector, he added. Young jeans clad youth have engaged in farming due to krushi mahotsav. “We have been organizing thousands of cattle health camps, during Krushi Mahotsav, to ensure good health of our cattle, where modern laser method is applied to operate upon cattle. These camps have brought about milk revolution in our tribal area”, he said.
Earlier, he inaugurated a cattle health camp and watched live operation on a bird there. International students from agriculture university of Anand, innovative farmers from central Gujarat and various organizations greeted Chief Minister with agriculture products. He also dedicated skill development centre in Limkheda Arts College. Mr. Modi felicitated innovative farmers and gave away awards to them for their research in their respective fields. He released CD of E Technology package and released books on agriculture products. Cheques worth Rs. 21.42 lakh were given away to beneficiaries.
Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Agriculture Minister Babubhai Bokhiria, Forest Minister Ganpat vasava, Minister Liladhar Vaghela, MPs, MLAs, Guardian Secretary of Dahod Bhagyesh Jha was present.