Amit Shah's Gujarat visit: Union Home Minister Amit Shah embarks on a two-day visit to Gujarat on Saturday (March 18) to attend various public events. According to officials, he is expected to attend a host of programmes, the convocation of two universities, and also offer prayers at the Somnath temple.
Meanwhile, Shah attended the 49th dairy industry convention in Gandhinagar and said after independence India's milk production has increased 10 times. "From 1970 to 2022 India's population has increased 4-fold and our milk production has increased 10 times due to our dairy sector," he added.
The minister further stated, "Our milk processing capacity is around 126 million litres per day, which is the highest in the world." The dairy sector has also worked for the development of the country. The contribution of the corporative dairy is huge which has worked for farmers, Shah said.
Shah's itinerary for his Gujarat visit
- Shah will attend the 49th dairy industry convention organised in Gandhinagar
- He will attend a meeting of the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA)
- Union Home Minister will launch a 'free food campaign' at the Gandhinagar civil hospital
- He will inaugurate Nardipur pond in Gandhinagar
- Shah will also lay the foundation stone and e-inaugurate various development works of Vasan pond and Kalol
- He will be attending the convocation of Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara
- Union Home Minister will inaugurate the APMC Kishan Bhawan at Junagarh
- He will lay the foundation stone of the headquarters of the Junagadh district bank
- Shah will also offer prayers at the Somnath temple and launch Somnath Trust's mobile app
- The minister will attend the convocation ceremony of Gujarat central university.
Modi govt's zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism will continue: Shah
Earlier on March 12, Shah had stressed that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's policy of zero-tolerance towards terrorism would continue. Speaking at the 54th Raising Day celebrations of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Hyderabad, he said separatism, terrorism and anti-national activities in any part of the country will be dealt with firmly.
ALSO READ: Tripura: Lapse in Amit Shah's security after white car enters convoy in Agartala
Observing that India has become a fast-growing economy today, Shah said it is our responsibility to keep the country's institutions, mines, ports, and airports safe. The Union Home Minister further said there are several challenges facing the country today, such as counterfeit currency trade, infiltration and narcotics, and with a bright history, CISF has secured the country.
(With inputs from agencies)