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Modi in Gujarat: PM inaugurates world's first Nano Urea Liquid plant in Gandhinagar | Top points

The ultramodern Nano Fertilizer Plant has been set up keeping in mind the increase in crop yield through the use of Nano Urea. The plant will produce about 1.5 lakh 500-ml bottles daily.

Paras Bisht Edited by: Paras Bisht @ParasBisht15 Ahmedabad Updated on: May 28, 2022 18:17 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public meeting at
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public meeting at Atkot, in Gujarat. 

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Nano Urea (Liquid) Plant constructed at IFFCO, Kalol. The ultramodern Nano Fertilizer Plant has been set up keeping in mind the increase in crop yield through the use of Nano Urea. The plant will produce about 1.5 lakh 500-ml bottles daily. A seminar on 'Sahakar Se Samriddhi' was attended by leaders of various cooperative institutions also took place at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Over 7,000 representatives from various cooperative institutions of the state participated in the seminar. 

Highlights from PM's speech 

During the inauguration ceremony, the PM said: 

  1. Today, we are moving forward in the direction of a model cooperative village. Six villages of Gujarat have been marked where cooperative arrangements will be completely made available. I was glad to inaugurate the  Nano Urea (Liquid) Plant today.
  2. Power in a sack of urea has now been compressed into a bottle... Imagine how much will transportation costs be reduced & benefit small farmers. This plant has a capacity of manufacturing 1.5 lakh bottles, but in coming times, 8 more such plants will be established in India
  3. India is the 2nd biggest consumer of fertilizers & 3rd biggest producer of fertilizer. 7-8 years ago, the majority of urea could not reach our farms and was destroyed due to black marketing. Urea factories were shut because of a lack of new technologies

  4. After the formation of our govt in 2014, we did 100% neem coating of urea. This ensured that the farmers of the country got enough urea. We did the work of restarting 5 closed fertilizer factories in UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Telangana. Factories in UP and Telangana have even started the production. The remaining 3 will very soon start the production

  5. The example of cooperative model of dairy sector is in front of us. Today, India is the largest milk producer in the world, in which Gujarat has a major share. Dairy sector is growing rapidly in the last years & is also contributing more to the rural economy

  6. Today, India produces milk worth around Rs 8 lakh crores in a day... even if we combine the wheat & rice market, it is lesser than milk production... if we have seen more prosperity in Gujarat's villages, a major reason is the dairy sector-linked cooperatives

  7. India imports urea from abroad, in which a 50 kg bag of urea costs Rs 3,500. But in the country, the same urea bag is given to farmers for only Rs 300. Our govt bears a load of Rs 3,200 on a bag of urea. We've tried to face all the difficulties but not let our farmers suffer

Prime Minister had, in the day, inaugurated the 200-bed K.D. Parvadia hospital at Atkot in Rajkot district of Saurashtra region. The superspeciality hospital is developed with an investment of Rs 40 crore. The facility was established by the Leuva Patidar leader, BJP's Bharat Boghra and his family. Boghra is vice president of BJP's Gujarat unit.

Modi in Rajkot reminded people how the Sardar Sarovar project was completed against all odds. Modi said that before 2001, Gujarat had not seen development and growth, but it was due to his initiative, the state has now developed in education, industries, and infrastructure. Playing the regional card, Modi said his government abides by Mahatma Gandhi's Swadeshi ideology and so is implementing Swadeshi Arth-niti. Gandhi and Patel were always concerned about the upliftment of the poor, and this is the cause upheld by the Modi government. Reaching out to locals, he addressed in Gujarati. Notably, the BJP-ruled state will be facing Assembly elections by the end of this year.

Shah in Gujarat on Sunday 

On Sunday, Shah, who is also the union cooperative minister, will attend an event organised by Panchamrut Dairy and address a gathering at Godhra in Panchmahal district. Later, he will visit Nadiad town in Kheda district to dedicate 57 residential and non-residential buildings built across the state for the police department by the Gujarat State Police Housing Corporation.

In the evening, Shah will take part in the ground-breaking ceremony for a sports complex in Naranpura area of Ahmedabad. He will also watch the IPL's final match at Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera in the evening.

The cooperative sector of Gujarat has been a role model for the entire nation. There are over 84,000 societies in the cooperative sector in the state with about 231 lakh members.

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