Ahmedabad, Feb 17 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday yet again took a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for alleged inaction on the issue of eradicating malnutrition from the country.
“The Prime Minister had admitted in his speech about malnutrition problem in the nation and had expressed concern over the issue. But what next?,” Modi said at the NuTech technological carnival held at Nirma University here.
“Nothing much has happened on this count,” he added.The Prime Minister in a recent speech had admitted that malnutrition was a ‘national shame'.“Expressing his pain will not resolve the problem,” the Chief Minister had earlier stated.Modi said the state's forensic science university is helping the farm sector improve yield by providing technological inputs.
“Gujarat's Forensic Science University, is helping the farmers in testing purity and quality of seeds, fertilisers and insecticides with the application of science and technology,” he said.
“There is need of application of technology to bring about qualitative improvement in social, economic, and educational fields,” he said.
Modi said that India enjoys a demographic advantage, given that the nation has largest number of youth population.
“It is not enough to make them degree-holders but they should be helped to learn the right skills and should be engaged to solve various problems of the society,” he said.
The carnival is first of its kind initiative of 13 students' groups aimed at the use of advanced technology and management for the development of villages.