The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today dedicated to the nation, Phase-1 (Link 2) of the SAUNI (Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation) Yojana, at Botad. He also laid the Foundation Stone of Phase 2 (Link 2) of the SAUNI Yojana.
Earlier, he welcomed Narmada water into the Krishna Sagar Lake by pressing a button and offering flower petals.
Addressing a public meeting, he described water as a holy offering from nature. He said water is reaching Saurashtra with the blessings of the River Narmada. He said this is the result of a lot of effort, and would benefit the farmers.
He complimented the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the work done by him on river water conservation, and the Narmada.
He called for the extensive use of drip irrigation, and said the Union Government is working on ways to help double incomes in the agriculture sector.
As the Chief Minister of Gujarat, one thing I attached immense priority to was water. Once given water, our farmers can do wonders: PM pic.twitter.com/QJGdgfaFf4— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 17, 2017
Water is a 'prasad' from nature. This is being done so that our farmers are happy. Work happened with great effort, not via short cuts: PM pic.twitter.com/t4Nxferz17— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 17, 2017
We will need to make drip irrigation a key part of our lives: PM @narendramodi to farmers— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 17, 2017
We did not have the privilege to die for the nation's freedom. But we have the opportunity to live for the nation & serve our people: PM pic.twitter.com/8SWUjUpA7g— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 17, 2017
We are working on the agriculture sector, invigorating it with new technology so that the income of farmers can be doubled by 2022: PM pic.twitter.com/MU8FlZtCoE— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 17, 2017
Clean drinking water augurs well for the movement to create a healthier India: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 17, 2017