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Modi in Gujarat Highlights: Day not far when India will overtake British economy says PM

PM Modi in Gujarat Highlights: On his day-long visit, PM Modi will also address a public gathering at Anjar and later travel to Rajkot where he will inaugurate a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 30, 2018 7:04:19 pm
PM Modi in Gujarat Highlights: The prime minister is on a day-long visit to his home state, where he will inaugurate a host of development projects. (Source: Twitter/@narendramodi)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Gujarat on Sunday, where he is scheduled to inaugurate a host of development projects in Anand, Khatraj and Anjar, and a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in Rajkot. The Prime Minister inaugurated several projects of Amul in Anand, including a chocolate plant with a capacity of 1,000 tonnes per month.

Praising the dairy major Amul, PM Modi said, “Today, Amul has become an inspiration world over. People from overseas also ask me about Amul. Amul is not only about milk processing. This is an excellent model of empowerment.”

He also remotely inaugurated a Rs 20 crore ice cream plant of Vidya Dairy and Anand Agricultural University’s incubation-cum-centre for excellence in food-processing. Later, he will address a gathering of farmers at Mogar.

He will travel to Anjar in Kutch district and inaugurate a slew of projects, including a natural-gas pipeline laid by Gujarat State Petronet Ltd between Mundra Port and Anjar, a national highway connecting Anjar and Bhimasar in Rajasthan. He will also address a public gathering at Anjar and later travel to Rajkot where he will inaugurate a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.

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19:04 (IST)30 Sep 2018
Modi inaugurates Mahatma Gandhi Museum

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Mahatma Gandhi Museum at Alfred High School in Rajkot where the Father of the Nation had studied.

17:19 (IST)30 Sep 2018
'Energy is essential for development'

"Energy is essential for development. Paucity of energy does not let any nation come out of poverty. If one needs freedom from poverty, wants financial development and a self-sufficient country, energy is necessary. Without it, even a mobile phone cannot be charged,"  PM Narendra Modi said, reported PTI.  

17:05 (IST)30 Sep 2018
Day is not far when India will overtake Britain's economy: PM Modi

"The day is not far, when the country's economy will overtake Britain's economy," Modi said addressing a gathering after inaugurating the Mundra LNG Terminal, Anjar-Mundra and the Palanpur-Pali-Barmer gas transmission projects at Anjar in Kutch district, Gujarat.

16:25 (IST)30 Sep 2018
'The White Rann has become the cynosure of all eyes from across the world'
16:14 (IST)30 Sep 2018
We are poised to make fourth LNG terminal: PM Narendra Modi in Anjar
16:08 (IST)30 Sep 2018
'Today, the world is coming to Kutch'

"Everyone can see how Kutch has changed in the last 20 years. Those born after 2001 cannot imagine the lack of development in Kutch. The water problem was acute. Very few people came here. Today, the world is coming to Kutch," the Prime Minister said.

15:51 (IST)30 Sep 2018
PM Modi inaugurates the projects in Anjar
15:43 (IST)30 Sep 2018
Visuals from the event

Source: Twitter/@BJP4India
Source: Twitter/@BJP4India

15:29 (IST)30 Sep 2018
PM Modi at the inauguration of Mudra LNG Terminal and other projects

PM Narendra Modi at the inauguration event of the Mundra Lng Terminal, Anjar-Mundra Pipeline Project and the Palanpur-Pali Barmer Pipeline Project in Anjar in Kachchh district.

15:21 (IST)30 Sep 2018
Amul's cartoon on the inauguration by PM Modi
14:28 (IST)30 Sep 2018
PM Modi at the inauguration of chocolate plant

(Source: Twitter/@narendramodi)

14:22 (IST)30 Sep 2018
See photos from the event
13:34 (IST)30 Sep 2018
Amul vice-chairman opposes PM Modi’s presence at Anand event

Accusing the BJP of hijacking the Amul Dairy event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to unveil Rs 1,500 crore worth of projects and address a gathering of farmers, the vice-chairman of Amul, Rajendrasinh Parmar, on Saturday said that he would boycott the programme near Anand on Sunday.

“I will be boycotting the event,” said Parmar, who is also a Congress MLA from Borsad Assembly constituency.

When asked the reason for the boycott, he told The Sunday Express, “It does not look like a function organised by Amul Dairy. It now seems like a political function where one political party (BJP) is running the show. In the past, several Congress prime ministers have visited Amul Dairy, but flag of one political party was never used. The management of Amul has no idea of the function and it is the political party that is in charge.”

13:10 (IST)30 Sep 2018
Focussing on Jan Dhan, Van Dhan, Gobar Dhan: PM Modi
13:09 (IST)30 Sep 2018
Work on sweet revolution: PM Modi appeals to dairies

"I told several dairies in Gujarat to also work on the sweet revolution, which is related to honeybees. I am aware that Banas Dairy and the dairy in Amreli have done commendable work in this direction. I urge more dairies to also devote attention to this," PM Modi said.

12:49 (IST)30 Sep 2018
Was mocked at for suggesting that camel milk should be made popular: PM Modi
12:46 (IST)30 Sep 2018
Amul to complete 75 years in 2022
12:43 (IST)30 Sep 2018
Things changed for the better for cooperatives after late 1990s: PM Modi

"For a long time, we had people sitting in Gandhinagar who disliked the cooperatives. They prevented the sector from acquiring a foothold in Saurashtra. Things changed after the late 1990s and today almost all districts in Gujarat are doing well in the sector," PM said.

12:31 (IST)30 Sep 2018
Sardar Patel and Pritamrai Desai's efforts gave wings to people's aspiration

"A century ago, Sardar Patel entered civic politics of Ahmedabad. He won from Dariapur. His margin of victory then was one vote. When he assumed office as the head of the municipality, he laid emphasis on urban development, planning and in that he worked on cooperative housing. Guided by Sardar Patel, Pritamrai Desai Ji worked on cooperative housing in a big way in Ahmedabad. These efforts gave wings to the aspirations of several people," PM Modi said.

12:30 (IST)30 Sep 2018
PM addresses the gathering at Anand

The Prime Minister will also “e-inaugurate” Rs 450 crore worth projects that include a new milk-powder plant of 150 tonnes per day capacity, a butter plant of 50 tonnes per day and a new ghee plant of 80 tonnes per day. All the three projects belong to the Amul Fed Dairy of Gandhinagar. Apart from this, Modi will also inaugurate Rs 100 crore worth projects of Amul at Anand where it has expanded its liquid milk processing capacity, butter manufacturing capacity and doubling of cheese manufacturing capacity (Khatraj, Mehmdabad).

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