Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

PM’s address at the inauguration of three key projects in Gujarat via video conferencing

  • Namaskar! Three important projects related to the development of Gujarat are being inaugurated today with the blessing of Ma Ambe.
  • Today Gujarat is getting Kisan Suryoday Yojana, Girnar Ropeway and the country’s biggest and modern cardiac hospital.
  • All the three projects are symbols of power, devotion and health of Gujarat in a way. Many many congratulations to the people of Gujarat for all these projects.
  • Brothers and sisters, Gujarat has always been the land of people with extraordinary potential. Many sons of Gujarat from revered Bapu and Sardar Patel have provided social and economic leadership to the country.
  • I am happy that Gujarat has again come up with a new initiative through Kisan Suryoday Yojana. Kisan Suryodaya Yojana will prove to be a milestone for the farmers of Gujarat after the Sujalam-Suflam and Sauni schemes.
  • Top priority has been given to the needs of farmers of Gujarat under the Kisan Suryoday Yojana. The work done in Gujarat for years in the field of electricity has become the basis of this scheme.
  • There was a time when Gujarat used to face severe scarcity of electricity. It was a big challenge to provide 24-hour electricity.
  • Everything from students’ studies, irrigation for farmers to revenues of industries used to be affected. All the works from power generation to transmission were carried out in mission mode to create the capacity.
  • Gujarat was the first state in the country to have a comprehensive policy for solar energy a decade ago. When the solar power plant was inaugurated in Patan in 2010, nobody could have imagined that India would show the world the path for One Sun, One World, One Grid.
  • Today, India is among the world’s leading countries in terms of both production and use of solar power. In the last six years, the country has reached fifth position in the world in solar power and is making giant strides.
  • Brothers and sisters, Those who are not well versed with villages and farming are not aware that farmers mostly get electricity for irrigation during nights.
  • Therefore, the farmers have to stay awake throughout the night during irrigation of their fields.
  • There is also the danger of wild animals in Junagarh and Gir Somnath areas, from where the Kisan Suryoday Yojana is being launched.
  • Therefore, the Kisan Suryoday Yojana will not only provide security to the farmers of the state but will also bring a new dawn in their lives.
  • This is the new dawn that farmers will get three-phase power supply from dawn to 9 PM instead of nights.