Bhuj:: Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Sunday that there had been plots to vilify Gujarat and cease funding in his house state, however Gujarat ignored them and charted a brand new course for progress. He was addressing a rally after inaugurating and laying the inspiration stone for growth works in Bhuj district forward of Gujarat elections due later this yr.
Modi stated he may clearly visualize that regardless of many shortcomings now, India shall be a developed nation by 2047. The Prime Minister inaugurated and laid the inspiration stone of initiatives price round Rs 4,400 crore at Bhuj together with the Kutch department channel of the Sardar Sarovar. venture, Sarhad Dairy New Automatic Milk Processing and Packing Plant, Bhuj Regional Science Center, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Center in Gandhidham, Veer Bal Smarak in Anjar and Bhuj 2 Substation in Nakhatrana.
“As Gujarat was facing one natural calamity after another, there were conspiracies hatched to defame Gujarat in the country and around the world. Repeated attempts were made to prevent investment from coming to Gujarat” , Modi stated.
He stated that Gujarat ignored all efforts to defame him, defied conspiracies and the state charted a brand new course for industrial progress. “After the Kutch earthquake in 2001, in the midst of the destruction, I talked about the redevelopment of Kutch and we worked hard for it. In this hour of challenge, we proclaimed that we would turn disaster into opportunity and we achieved it. Today you see the results,” he stated.
Many have stated that Kutch won’t be able to get well from the earthquake, however the folks there have modified the state of affairs, he stated. “When I say from the ramparts of Red Fort that India will be a developed country by 2047, although you can see many shortcomings now, I can clearly visualize that. What we solve today, we will achieve surely in 2047,” Modi stated.
He stated Gujarat has turn into the primary state in the nation to enact the Disaster Management Act. “After being inspired by this law, a similar law was made for the whole country. This law has helped all governments in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic,” he stated.
Highlighting the unbelievable work completed because the devastation of Kutch in 2001, Modi stated that Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachch University was established in 2003 and greater than 35 new faculties were additionally established.
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He additionally spoke concerning the earthquake-proof district hospitals and greater than 200 functioning clinics in the area and stated that each family will get clear water from the holy Narmada River, a far cry from these days of shortage.
Talking concerning the growth of the area after the earthquake, Modi stated Kutch now has the most important cement factories in the world. It is the second in the world in the manufacture of welding tubes. “The second largest textile factory in the world is in Kutch. Asia’s first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) was established in Kutch. The ports of Kandla and Mundra handle 30% of India’s cargo and Kutch produces 30% of the salt in the country,” he stated.
Recalling one of many “Panch Pran” (5 resolutions) of “pride in our heritage” which he proclaimed from the ramparts of the Red Fort, the Prime Minister highlighted Kutch’s prosperity and wealthy heritage.
Smriti Van memorial in Bhuj and Veer Bal Smarak in Anjar are symbols of the shared ache of Kutch, Gujarat and the entire nation, stated Modi who inaugurated the 2 memorials devoted to practically 13,000 folks earlier in the day. victims of the 2001 earthquake in Kutch.
“A lot of emotions crossed my heart today at the time of the inauguration of the memorial. With all humility, I can say that in commemorating the deceased souls, the memorial of Smriti Van is on par with the memorial of the 9/11 in the United States and the Hiroshima Memorial in Japan,” he stated.
Modi stated he remembered that when the Kutch earthquake occurred, he arrived right here on the second day itself. “I was not the chief minister of Gujarat at the time, I was just a party (BJP) worker. I didn’t know how and how many people I could help. But I decided that I will be here among all of you in this hour of mourning. And when I became Chief Minister, the experience of service helped me a lot,” he said.