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PM Modi Holds a Meeting to Review ICAR’s Progress in Agricultural Research

PM Modi Holds a Meeting to Review ICAR’s Progress in Agricultural Research

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a meeting to review the progress of agriculture research, extension & education in India. Through video conferencing, PM Modi extensively reviewed the various aspects related to agriculture to ensure farmers’ welfare.

The PM applauded the efforts to develop varieties that focus on specific requirements of agro-climatic zones. He also requested for the need of developing forward and backward linkages in assuring better returns to farmers. He emphasized the avenues for enhancing bioethanol from sugarcane and other crops need to be explored.

Moreover, PM Modi stressed the need for adopting organic and natural farming practices on a cluster-based approach. He said that start-ups and agri-entrepreneurs need to be encouraged to ensure innovation & technology use in agriculture and related sectors. He emphasized the need for leveraging IT to offer information on-demand to the farmers.

The PM also instructed that hackathons should be organized biannually to solve challenges & cater to design needs for tools & equipment. He urged the need to create awareness regarding including millets like Jowar, Bajra, and Ragi for a healthy diet. He added that for better water use efficiency, he said we should conduct awareness and outreach programs.

Further, he reviewed the ICAR’s contributions towards developing new breeds of cattle, sheep & goats. He stressed the need for research on domestic breeds of dogs & horses and directed that a focused mission mode approach should be adopted for vaccination drives for Foot & Mouth disease.

Also, the PM asked to undertake the study of grasses & local fodder crops to understand their nutritive value. He stressed the need for studying the seaweeds’ use for their impact on soil health & exploring commercial applications in nutraceuticals.

Furthermore, he stated that ease of access to farm equipment & transport facility should be ensured from the field to markets. PM Modi also stressed the need to adapt Agricultural Education & research systems based on agro-climatic requirements, meeting the farmers’ demands.

He further directed that traditional knowledge of Indian communities should be accompanied by technology and skillsets of youth & agriculture graduates to realize the full potential of Indian agriculture in transforming rural areas.

The Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, and both the Ministers for State for Agriculture attended the meeting. Besides the senior officials from PMO, Secretaries from Departments of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy, and Fisheries took part.

The PM tweeted on his official handle-

“Reviewed extensively the progress of research in agriculture. Also reviewed aspects relating to education of agriculture during today’s meet. Ensuring farmer welfare is one of our key priorities.”

Also, he addressed the “Seva Hi Sangathan” interaction & praised the party-workers’ relief work, asking them to document in digital booklets.

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Additionally, PM Modi launched Aatmanirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge to recognize the best Indian apps citizens are already using and their potential to scale and become world-class apps in their respective categories. He wrote in his tweet-

“Today there is immense enthusiasm among the tech & start-up community to create world class Made in India Apps. To facilitate their ideas and products @GoI_MeitY and @AIMtoInnovate are launching the Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge.”

Sharing his LinkedIn post, he further tweeted-

“This challenge is for you if you have such a working product or if you feel you have the vision and expertise to create such products. I urge all my friends in the tech community to participate.

Sharing my thoughts in my @LinkedIn post.”

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PM Modi Visits Nimu in Ladakh, Interacts with Indian Troops

PM Modi Visits Nimu in Ladakh, Interacts with Indian Troops

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to Nimu in Ladakh. He paid tributes to the 20 soldiers martyred in the line-of-duty at the Galwan Valley during the Indo-China border clash. He also interacted with the personnel of the Army, Air Force & ITBP & met the top leadership of the Indian Army.

Paying tributes to the Armed Forces, PM Modi said that their bravery and devotion to Mother India is exceptional. The PM added that they hailed from different parts of the country. He said that Indians could be at peace because they know that our Armed Forces are guarding the nation.

He said that because of the commendable bravery of the Armed Forces in recent weeks, the world noticed India’s strength. PM Modi further paid homage to Mother India and mothers of all Indian brave soldiers and security forces.

Moreover, the PM mentioned how the virtues of peace, friendship, and bravery are a part of India’s ethos. He added that India always gave a befitting response to anyone who tried to disrupt India’s peaceful and progressive atmosphere.

He also said that India is emerging as a stronger nation, be it in naval might, airpower, space power, and the strength of our army. The PM added that weapons’ modernization and infrastructure upgradation improved our defense capabilities by many times.

Furthermore, the PM said that this is the era of development, not expansionism. He added that expansionism has and can do great harm. He added that in the past few years, various steps are taken for the wellbeing of India’s forces and promoting India’s security preparedness like ensuring the availability of modern weaponry, enhanced border infrastructure, border area development, and extending the roads’ network.

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Besides, on Dharma Chakra Diwas, PM Modi addressed via video-conference and said,

“Buddhism teaches respect — Respect for people. Respect for the poor. Respect for women. Respect for peace and non-violence. Therefore, the teachings of Buddhism are the means to a sustainable planet.”

PM Narendra Modi Speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin

PM Narendra Modi Speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked with President of the Russian Federation H.E. Vladimir Putin over the telephone. PM Modi congratulated President Putin on the success of celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II victory. He also congratulated him on the successful completion of the Russian vote on constitutional reforms.

Moreover, the PM remembered the Indian contingent’s participation in the military parade held in Moscow last week. He added that it signifies the bilateral friendship between the citizens of India and Russia.

Further, both the leaders noted the effective measures in India and Russia to tackle the COVID-19 consequences. They mutually agreed on the significance of closer bilateral ties to collectively deal with the challenges in the post-Coronavirus world.

They also agreed to keep the momentum of bilateral contacts and consultations going in the coming months, leading to the annual bilateral summit to be held in India later this year. PM Modi expressed his desire to welcome President Putin in India for the summit.

Besides, President Putin thanked the PM for the call and reemphasized his commitment to further boost the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between both countries in all spheres.

PM Modi tweeted on his official handle-

“Had a telephone conversation with my friend, President Putin. Congratulated him for the recent Victory Day celebrations in Moscow and also for the successful completion of the Russian vote on Constitutional Reforms. @KremlinRussia_E”

He further tweeted-

“President Putin and I agreed to maintain regular consultations in the coming months, as we prepare for a successful visit by him to India later this year. The India-Russia partnership can and will play an important role in the post-COVID world.”

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PM Modi Addresses the Nation, Extends Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

PM Modi Addresses the Nation, Extends Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the people of the country on Thursday. He also declared the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana for another five months until the November end. In this scheme extension, the government would spend Rs 90,000 crore to feed the poor.

The PM further stressed that providing food to the needy during COVID-19 lockdown is the nation’s top priority. And soon after the lockdown got announced, the Centre launched PM Garib Kalyan Yojana with an estimated package of Rs 1.75 lakh crore for the poor.

Also, he stated that in the past three months, Rs 31,000 crores got transferred to the Jan Dhan accounts of about 20 crore poor families and Rs 18,000 crores to the bank accounts of over nine crore farmers. A total of Rs 50,000 crores are dedicated to giving employment opportunities to the poor.

Moreover, he noted that the whole world noticed the government’s decision to offering three months’ free ration to over 80crore people. He added that the number of people given free ration is many times the population of several big countries.

PM Modi also said that as the rainy season is here, most work is going on in the agriculture sector. He added that due to back to back festivals, he said that the scheme is extended considering the expenditure increase during this time.

Additionally, he credited & thanked the hardworking farmers and honest taxpayers for helping the government in obtaining and distributing free foodgrains. He emphasized that India is heading towards ‘one nation, one ration card,’ which would benefit those traveling to other states.

Furthermore, the PM asked people to take care of their health as this changing weather leads to various illnesses. Though India is among countries with the lowest death rates due to COVID-19, people’s negligent behavior is causing the rise in cases. He added that everyone should abide by the regulations and preventive measures, especially in the Containment Zones.

Urging the people to spread awareness among those not following such rules and regulations, he said that local administration needs to act readily as nobody, including the PM, is above the law.

He further added that in time to come, the government would continue to take steps to empower the poor and the needy. He also reiterated the commitment towards Atmanirbhar Bharat and be vocal for local.

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Besides, he reviewed preparations regarding a vaccine to cure COVID-19. He tweeted on his official handle-

“Reviewed preparations relating to a vaccine to cure COVID-19. An important subject that was discussed was the creation of a tech platform that would complement vaccination at scale across the nation.”

Yesterday, on the special occasion of Chartered Accountants Day and Doctors Day, he also wished the hardworking CA community and exceptional doctors. He wrote in his tweet-

“Our industrious CA community has a major role to play in ensuring a healthy and transparent economy. Their services to the nation are deeply valued. Greetings on Chartered Accountants Day.”

“India salutes our doctors- exceptional care givers who are at the forefront of a spirited fight against COVID-19. #doctorsday2020”

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PM Modi Holds Mann Ki Baat for June 2020, Key Highlights Here

PM Modi Holds Mann Ki Baat for June 2020, Key Highlights Here

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in the 66th episode of his monthly radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat.’ On Sunday, he spoke on various issues that the nation is currently facing, from Indo-China border clash to COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are major highlights of his June month’s radio address:

  • The PM said that we bow to courageous Indian soldiers who martyred in Indo-China border clash in Eastern Ladakh. He added that their sacrifices would never be forgotten.
  • Moreover, he said that India values true friendship and knows how to give a befitting reply when the situation demands. He added that the Indian Army would never allow anyone to harm our motherland.
  • Besides, PM Modi said that several stories of migrant laborers are inspiring people.
  • He said that people need to be more careful during the unlock as compared to lockdown. The PM further added that being careless, not wearing masks & taking other precautions, and flouting social distancing would risk your and others’ life.
  • The PM said that Indians are showing support to the movement of making the country self-reliant.
  • Also, the PM said that the locust attacks across different Indian states damaged crops, and small earthquakes tremors are taking place in various states.
  • He also said that a new and strong opportunity for our generation and startups is there. He added that we should bring in traditional games of the country in an innovative and interesting form.
  • PM Modi further said that this year 2020 is not auspicious, saying when would it come to an end. He added that people are saying that it is filled with many challenges like Coronavirus pandemic, Cyclone Amphan, and Cyclone Nisarg, and others. He also said that we have always emerged stronger out of these challenges, turning crisis into opportunity.
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PM Modi Inaugurates Aatma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan

PM Modi Inaugurates Aatma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘AatmaNirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan’ via a video conference. This campaign aims to promote local entrepreneurship and offer employment opportunities to the migrant workers.

During the virtual conference, the PM said that we all need to overcome the hardships faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He emphasized that keeping Do Gaj ki Doori & covering the face with the mask are the best precautions until a cure or vaccine is found.

He further showed satisfaction that the Uttar Pradesh state turned the crisis into an opportunity for the way people got involved in this pandemic. The PM added that this campaign would inspire other states also.

PM Modi praised the bravery of the UP govt for how it successfully tackled the situation due to COVID-19. He also applauded the Coronavirus warriors working in the UP. He even commended the UP govt for its efforts toward bringing back the migrant labor by facilitating hundreds of Shramik Express Trains.

Moreover, he acknowledged the unprecedented work of the UP govt to ensure no poor person is hungry. Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, he said that it actively provided free rations to the poor & migrant laborers. He added that nearly 5 thousand crore rupees were also directly transferred to the Jan Dhan account of 75 Lakh poor women of the state.

Furthermore, the PM said that the UP is taking the lead in the campaign of making India self-reliant. He added that under the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan, efforts are going on in villages to increase the workers’ income. He also said nearly 60 lakh people employed in MSMEs under the rural development-related schemes. Besides, about Rs. 10,000 crore is allotted under the Mudra Yojana to offer self-employment to thousands in the state.

He further stated that under AatmaNirbhar Rojgar Abhiyan, the industries in the UP would benefit, promoting the local products. He mentioned the recently declared reform in agriculture to enable farmers to sell their agri-produce all across India.

Additionally, PM Modi said that in only three years, over 30 lakh pucca houses are constructed for the poor & the state was declared open defecation-free & government jobs were given to 3 lakh youth.

Also, he mentioned the steps government took to reduce the infant mortality rate in the state & 90% reduction of Encephalitis cases in the Purvanchal region in the past three years. He added that the state also witnessed unprecedented improvement in basic infrastructure.

The PM also interacted with various beneficiaries and stakeholders across the UP state.

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Besides, PM Modi participated in the 90th birth anniversary celebration of Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan today morning. He said-

“Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma has devoted his life for the betterment of our society and nation.”

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PM Modi Chairs Cabinet Meeting, Reforms Declared to Boost Infra of Sectors

PM Modi Chairs Cabinet Meeting, Reforms Declared to Boost Infra of Sectors

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday and took many landmark decisions. It would go a long way in boosting the infrastructure across multiple sectors that are crucial during the ongoing pandemic. Here are the three major announcements made yesterday:

1. Setting up of Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund
2. Declaration of Kushinagar Airport in UP as International Airport
3. Approval of additional investment by OVL for further development of Shwe oil & gas project in Myanmar

The PM tweeted on his official handle-

“During today’s Cabinet Meeting, landmark decisions have been taken aimed at accelerating economic growth, our strides in space as well as assisting our farmers, villages and small businesses. Crores of Indians will gain from the decisions.”

Also, regarding the approval of an interest subvention scheme for Shishu loan accounts under PMMY for MSME sector, he tweeted-

“Committed to a vibrant MSME Sector!

The Cabinet approved an interest subvention scheme for Shishu loan accounts under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana. This scheme would provide valuable support and stability to small businesses.”

Also, on the establishment of Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund, he wrote in his tweet-

“Setting up of the Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund augurs well for the sector. It will boost the income of our hardworking farmers. Investment and sectoral infrastructure, especially in dairies will get an impetus.”

Moreover, the Union Cabinet approved reforms in the Space sector that aim to boost private sector participation in space-related activities. These decisions are aligned with the PM’s long-term vision of transforming India and making India self-reliant and technologically advanced.

Furthermore, the PM said that our country is among a few of those with advanced capabilities in the space sector. These reforms would offer new energy and dynamism to help the country achieve the next stages of space activities.

The reform would result in the accelerated growth of this sector & allow the Indian industry to become a pivotal player in the global space economy. It ould introduce opportunities for large-scale employment in the technology sector & help India become a global technology powerhouse.

PM Modi tweeted-

“The reform trajectory continues.

The Union Cabinet’s approval to reforms in the space sector is yet another step towards making our nation self-reliant and technologically advanced. The reforms will boost private sector participation as well.”

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PM Modi Speaks with Mizoram CM Zoramthanga in the Wake of Earthquake

PM Modi Speaks with Mizoram CM Zoramthanga in the Wake of Earthquake

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a conversation with Chief Minister of Mizoram Zoramthanga. They spoke regarding the situation due to another second earthquake in 12 hours that hit the state. The PM also promised to offer all possible assistance from the Central government. He tweeted on his official handle-

“Spoke to the Chief Minister of Mizoram, Shri @ZoramthangaCM Ji on the situation in the wake of the earthquake there. Assured all possible support from the Centre.”

Besides, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the situation post the earthquake tremors were felt in the Mizoram state. He spoke with CM Zoramthanga, assuring all possible support from the Centre. While praying for everyone’s safety and well-being, Shah wrote in his tweet-

“I have spoken to Shri @ZoramthangaCM ji, Chief Minister of Mizoram, to review the situation after the earthquake tremors in the state. I assured him all possible support from the central government. Praying for everyone’s safety and well-being.”

Further, Chief Minister Zoramthanga tweeted that concerned MLA and district administration is conducting the damage assessment due to the earthquake. He added that fortunately, no casualty is reported until now.

Thanking the PM and Home Minister for assuring support, he wrote in his tweet-

“Two earthquakes rocked #Mizoram within a span of 12 hours.
Damage assessment undertaken by concerned MLA and district administration.
Fortunately, no casualties reported so far.
Thanking the Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Home Minister for their assurance of support.”

Yesterday, another earthquake of 5.3-magnitude struck the state 12 hours after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake. Its epicenter was 27 km south-southwest of Champhai town of the northeastern state and took place at 4:10 AM. The earthquake on Sunday evening jolted the state at 4:16 PM & its epicenter was 25 km east-northeast of Aizawl.

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PM Narendra Modi Greets on the 6th International Yoga Day

PM Narendra Modi Greets on the 6th International Yoga Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday, greeted the nation on the special occasion of International Day of Yoga through video-conferencing. He added that this day is a day of solidarity and universal brotherhood. Because of the COVID-19 global health crisis, this year’s International Yoga Day is observed through the electronic and digital platforms.

Furthermore, the PM said that people are practicing yoga in their homes with their whole families. He added that it brought us together. He also said that ‘My Life – My Yoga’ video blogging competition witnessed great participation of people from around the world shows the growing popularity of yoga.

Moreover, he emphasized that we should avoid huge gatherings and do yoga at home with our families. This year’s theme is ‘Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family.’ He added that as yoga improves family bonding as children, youngsters, and elders in the family come together to practice yoga, a flow of positive energy takes place in the home. He also said that it promotes emotional stability.

The PM stated-

“Yoga boosts immune system of the body. You must include Pranayama in your daily life. Pranayama Yoga or breathing exercises strengthens our respiratory system. It is more relevant in the current times as it is the respiratory system of the body that is most adversely affected by the Covid19 virus.”

Additionally, PM Modi said that yoga has now become a force for unity. He added that it deepens the human bonds as it does not discriminate & is beyond race, color, gender, faith & nations. He said that anybody could adopt yoga.

The PM further said-

“As conscious citizens, we will move forward as a family and society in unison. We will try to make ‘Yoga at home and Yoga with family’ a part of our lives. We will surely succeed, we will surely win.”

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“Greetings on #YogaDay! Sharing my remarks on this special occasion.”

Besides, on Saturday, the PM launched the PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojana to encourage livelihood opportunities for rural India. Watch his address here:

“Launching the PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojana to help boost livelihood opportunities in rural India.”

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PM Modi Conducts All-Party Meet, Discusses Situation on Indo-China Border Clash

PM Modi Conducts All-Party Meet, Discusses Situation on Indo-China Border Clash

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an All-Party Meet through a video conference for discussing the Indo-China border situation. The Presidents of different political parties took part in this meeting.

The PM emphasized that we need to stand united with the soldiers safeguarding our borders & keep faith in their valor. He also said that this All-Party meeting was conducted to assure the martyrs’ families that India is with them.

Furthermore, he clarified that no one is inside our territory & none of our posts is captured. He added that 20 soldiers, who sacrificed their lives, gave a lesson to those having an eye on our motherland. He said that India would never forget their courage and sacrifice.

Also, the PM said that the whole country is hurt and outraged by China’s steps at LAC. He promised the leaders that our armed forces are doing their best & taking the necessary steps to protect the nation. Also, India has explained its position to China through diplomatic means.

Further, he underlined the government’s commitment to national welfare and added that it has always taken a stand against outside pressure.

The political parties’ leaders praised the bravery of the armed forces in a border clash in eastern Ladakh. They placed faith in the PM’s leadership in this time and expressed commitment to stand united with the government. They also gave their thoughts and ideas to tackle the current situation.

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Besides, PM Modi conducted a comprehensive meeting to review the development works underway in Varanasi. He tweeted on his official handle-

“Earlier today, held an in-depth review meeting to take stock of the development works underway in Varanasi. We also reviewed the ongoing efforts to fight Coronavirus in Kashi.”

He further tweeted-

“Currently development projects worth over Rs. 8000 crore are being worked upon in Kashi. This includes physical and social infra facilities. Our emphasis is on quality and timely completion.

Also discussed was the iconic Kashi Vishwanath Dham Project.”

He also wrote in his tweet-

“We continue to focus on harnessing water resources for national progress.

It is our endeavour to make Kashi a hub for national waterways.

At the same time, we will continue giving importance to Swachhata. This will help locals and boost tourism.”

Also, watch his address at the birth centenary celebrations of Acharya Shri Mahapragya Ji here:

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