Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated a chocolate plant for milk cooperative Amul in Gujarat's Anand. The prime minister was in Gujarat for a one-day visit. He also inaugurated a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and a natural gas pipeline laid by Gujarat State Petronet Limited (GSPL) between Mundra Port and Anjar.
The prime minister's day-long visit began with inauguration of a chocolate plant of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), owner of the Amul brand, at Mogar in Anand district.The plant, built with an investment of Rs. 190 crore, will produce 1,000 tonnes of chocolates every month against the capacity of 600 tonnes of the existing plant.
In Rajkot, PM Modi inaugurated newly-built Mahatma Gandhi Museum at Alfred High School. The school, from where Mahatma Gandhi passed his matriculation in 1887, was renamed Mohandas Gandhi High School after independence. It was closed in 2017 after the authorities decided to convert it into a museum.
PM Modi also dedicated, at Anjar in Kutch district, a natural gas pipeline laid by Gujarat State Petronet Limited (GSPL) between Mundra Port and Anjar.
Here are the highlights from PM Modi's one-day visit to Gujarat:
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19:00 pm: It's been over seventy years since Independence but Bapu's dream of a Swachh Bharat remains unfulfilled. Together, we have to fulfil this dream. In the last four years we have covered significant ground in Swachh Bharat Mission but we must continue to do more: PM
18:55 pm: Bapu always said that think of the last person in the queue, the poorest person, and serve the underprivileged. Inspired by this ideal we are serving the poor. Through our initiatives we want to transform their lives. We want to build homes for the poor: PM
18:52 pm: It must make us all happy that a museum dedicated to Bapu is open in Rajkot: PM
18:49 pm: Bapu was concerned about the environment. Inspired by Gandhi Ji, we have to work for a cleaner and greener tomorrow: PM
18:48 pm: There is so much to learn from Mahatma Gandhi. Gujarat is blessed that this is the land that is so closely associated with Bapu. On 2nd October 1869, not only was a person born but also an era began: PM
16:24 pm: We want to strengthen existing infrastructure and at the same time want to focus on futuristic development projects: PM
16:23 pm: Now, we are working towards electrifying every single household in India. We want to bring qualitative changes in the lives of the common citizen of India: PM
16:22 pm: From the ramparts of the Red Fort I said that we will electrify the 18,000 villages of India. The entire machinery worked round the clock to make this happen: PM
16:22 pm: There was a time when, forget sitting in an aircraft, even spotting one was a big thing. Today, we have made effort to make the aviation sector more affordable and improve connectivity: PM
16:06 pm: Times have changed significantly. People now are not happy with single lane roads. The aspirations of the people are rising and they want i-ways, gras grids, water grids, optical fibre networks in addition to the conventional infrastructure: PM
16:03 pm: We cannot alleviate poverty if we are energy poor. A strong energy sector is needed for the growth of any country: PM
16:02 pm: The LNG terminals in Gujarat are providing energy to the eastern coast of India as well: PM
16:02 pm: Gujarat is emerging as a LNG hub of India. This should make every Gujarati proud: PM
15:55 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Mundra LNG Terminal, Anjar-Mundra Pipeline Project & the Palanpur-Pali Barmer Pipeline Project in Anjar in Kachchh district.
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12:44 pm: There was a time when there would be scarcity. We had to import food grains. Now, things have changed. Today, the time has come to give importance to innovation and value addition: PM
12:41 pm: We are doing well in milk processing but we can do even better. And, I am sure if Amul thinks in this direction, it will surely happen even faster: PM
12:40 pm: In a few years, Amul will complete 75 years. This is a team that is unstoppable. I admire their spirit. Let us think about what targets Amul can set for their own 75th anniversary and for 2022, when India marks 75 years of freedom: PM
12:35 pm: We are focussing on Jan Dhan, Van Dhan and Gobar Dhan. This will help our farmers: PM
12:33 pm: Once world mocked me for promoting camel milk, but today Amul chocolate made out of it is in huge demand. This will help people rearing camels in deserts: PM
12:31 pm: 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
12:30 pm: Not only Amul, people in North Gujarat also worked in the cooperative sector. We have the Banas Dairy, the Dudhsagar Dairy. All these endeavours helped the people of Gujarat, particularly the farmers: PM
12:27 pm: 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
12:27 pm: A century ago, Sardar Patel entered civic politics of Ahmedabad. He won from Dariapur. His margin of victory then was 1 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: PM
12:26 pm: In various parts of the world, at various times we saw what socialism is, we also saw capitalism. But, through Amul Sardar Patel showed another way. Here is a way where neither Government or industrialists call the shots. It is the people who matter. This is a unique model: PM
12:25 pm: 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: PM
12:23 pm: Amul is not just a production company, but a model of economy. It provides the world with an alternative to socialist or capitalist economy - it is a model of cooperative economy: PM Modi
12:18 pm: PM Modi addresses gathering at Gujarat's Anand. Thanks people for the opportunity of inaugurating projects worth Rs 11,000 crore
11:30 am: Anand: PM Narendra Modi at the launch of various plants in AMUL including an ultra modern chocolate plant.
(With inputs from agencies)