Mann ki Baat Highlights: GOBAR-Dhan Yojana rolled out in rural areas to convert waste to biogas

Mann ki Baat Highlights: The 41st edition of his radio show talks about women-led development in the country and introduction of GOBAR-dhan scheme under the Swach Bharat initiative for the farmers in rural India.

PM Modi urges people to share ideas for 2017's last 'Mann ki Baat' Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Sunday through his monthly radio program, Mann ki Baat. The 41st edition of his radio show talks about women-led development in the country and introduction of GOBAR-dhan scheme under the Swach Bharat initiative for the farmers in rural India.

In his last edition, Prime Minister Modi had spoken about women power he said, “Woman power is playing a pioneering role and establishing milestones and there are no upper limits for Nari Shakti.” He also highlighted the works of some Padma winners whose names were announced on the eve of Republic Day. He called upon society to hear the stories of these winners so that they could enrich and inspire others.

The PM also referred to President Ram Nath Kovind’s initiative to meet a group of “extraordinary” women, who were all path-breakers, and said women had broken through orthodoxy to achieve “extraordinary success”.

Mann ki Baat Highlights:

  1. 12:00PM
    25 Feb, 18
    PM Modi Mann Ki Baat address

    PM Modi concludes his speech with Holi greetings to people across the country. Holi gives the message of spreading peace, brotherhood & unity among all. It is because it is a day of burning evil hence the importance of Holika dahan as strong as the importance of colours on this festival.

  2. 11:56AM
    25 Feb, 18
    PM Modi addresses the nation on Mann ki Baat

    After 70 years of spending thier lives in darkness 3 villages of Elephanta Island received electricity recently. This is not just electricity, but a new beginning of development phase.

  3. 11:52AM
    25 Feb, 18

    Ensuring equal participation of women in every sphere of social and economic life is our duty. Traditionally men were identified as 'Yashoda-Nandan' or 'Gandhari-Putra' these were the identities of a son.

  4. 11:50AM
    25 Feb, 18
    PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat address

    India is heading towards women-led development. Swami Vivekananda used to say, "The idea of perfect womanhood is perfect independence."

  5. 11:46AM
    25 Feb, 18

    In a unique move, Chhattisgrah celebrated 'trash mahotsav'. The objective was to spread awareness about the recycling and reusing of waste/garbage.

  6. 11:44AM
    25 Feb, 18
    PM Modi addresses the nation

    An online trading platform will be set up to facilitate the 'GOBAR-dhan yojana' to connect farmers to buyers of agricultural waste. Create self-help groups, creative societies and take full advantage of this opportunity. Become a part of this 'Clean Energy' and 'Green Jobs'.

  7. 11:38AM
    25 Feb, 18

    The 'GOBAR-Dhan' yojana must also be seen as a source of income for the farmers of rural India. It will keep villages clean, improve the health of the animals, and biogas will increase self-reliance in energy for cooking and lighting.

  8. 11:34AM
    25 Feb, 18
    Modi's Mann Ki Baat address

    This time in the budget, emphasis was laid on 'Waste to Energy' and 'Waste to Wealth' through biogas for villages under Swachh Bharat. The initiative is called 'GOBAR-Dhan'. The purpose of this initiative is to convert animal dung and garbage into compost.

  9. 11:30AM
    25 Feb, 18

    India led joint exercise for disaster management along with other countries like Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. This was one the greatest experiments of its kind.

  10. 11:26AM
    25 Feb, 18
    PM Modi addresses the nation

    I appreciate the anonymous heroes who reach out for rescue and relief operations soon after any disater. Be it the Fire and Rescue Services, National Disaster Response Forces, our Armed or Paramilitary Forces or even the NCC scouts who spare no efforts in ensuring the safety of citizens.

  11. 11:15AM
    25 Feb, 18

    To know the facts, one has to be curious. This is also the real inspiration behind scintific research. Until and unless we find answers to the questions like why, what and how, we must keep the curiousity within us alive.

  12. 11:13AM
    25 Feb, 18
    PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat address

    As a revolutionary, maharish Aurobindo challenged the British rule and fought against them. And as a sage, he challenged every aspect of life to find answers and show the right way to humanity.

  13. 11:12AM
    25 Feb, 18

    Science and technology are value neutral. It depends on us what work we want a machine to do. Hence, human objective becomes inmportant. Technology must be used only for welfare of humankind.

  14. 11:10AM
    25 Feb, 18

    Day by day machines are becoming smarter and technology and artificial intelligence can be used widely to enhance the lives of poor. I urge scientists to find ways in which we can enhance the lives of our 'divyang' brothers and sisters through artificial intelligence.

  15. 11:07AM
    25 Feb, 18
    PM Modi begins his address

    India has a legacy of great scientists. On one hand, there are great mathematicians like Baudhayana, Bhaskara, Brahmagupta and Aryabhatta. On the other hand, greats such as Sushryta and Charaka in the field of medicine are our pride.