PM Narendra Modi in his speech on Thursday (10th September 2020) promotes the vocal for local for the people of India. He said that the more the Atmanirbhar Bharat we support, the more the local products will get a boost in Bihar and the more self-reliant India, as well as Bihar, will become.
Inaugurating the Rs 20,050 crore Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) from the video conference, the Prime Minister also said that the Central Government will accelerate its efforts to make the village of Bihar the center of self-reliant India.
During this time he also launched an overall breed improvement, market, and information related ‘e-Gopala App‘ for the direct use of farmers and launched more than half a dozen schemes.
Beginning his speech with greetings from everyone in Bhojpuri, Prime Minister said that now India is moving towards the situation when such clusters will be built near the village, where industries related to food processing will also be established and research centers will be connected to it.
He said, “That is, in a way we can say – Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan and Jai Research (Anusadhan). When the power of these three works together, then there will be huge changes in the rural life of the country. Also, there will be a lot of potential for this in Bihar.” He said that the fruits of Bihar, be it Litchi, Zardalu Mango, Amla, Makhana or Madhubani paintings, many such products are there in the district of Bihar.
Prime Minister further said that “We have to be more vocal for these local products. The more vocal we are for the local, the more Bihar will become self-reliant. Our efforts are going to grow further to make the villages of Bihar the center of self-reliant India.” He said that the hard-working people of Bihar have a big role in these efforts and this will give more strength to the country.
PM Modi said that “The people of Bihar get their iron in the country or abroad through their hard work, their talent. I believe that the people of Bihar will continue to work in the same way in fulfilling the dreams of self-reliant Bihar.”
The Prime Minister also interacted with the beneficiaries of the PMMSY scheme and listened to their experiences.
PM Modi also lauded Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the work he has done so far to provide tap water from door to door in Bihar, saying that four-five years ago only two percent of the households in Bihar had a clean water supply. Today this figure has increased to more than 70 percent.
He said, “The PM Kisan Samman Nidhi has also directly transferred money to the bank accounts of more than 10 crore farmers of the country. There are also about 75 lakh farmers in Bihar. Ever since the scheme was started, till now about 6 thousand crores rupees have been deposited in the bank accounts of farmers of Bihar.”
The Prime Minister said that it is being emphasized that the benefits of the free Ration Scheme and Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan reach every laborer family of Bihar and to every needy returning village from outside.