PM Modi bats for sweet revolution in Gujarat

ANI | Updated: Sep 17, 2017 19:26 IST

Amreli (Gujarat), September 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Blue Revolution and Sweet Revolution have the potential to transform lives of the people in Gujarat.

"Ours is a Government at the Centre that is sensitive to the needs and concerns of the farmers," said the Prime Minister, who turned 67 today, while addressing Sahakar Sammelan in Amreli.

Earlier in the day, he inaugurated market yard of APMC and Amar Dairy plant here and also laid the foundation stone of a honey production centre.

Addressing the crowd, the Prime Minister emphasised on the potential of Blue revolution and Sweet revolution in the state.

He said that along with White Revolution and Gujarat's dairy network, farmers must be encouraged to produce honey, calling for a "madhu kranti" (Sweet Revolution).

"Gujarat's 16,000 km coastal area can lead the Blue revolution. The fishing community here and our coastal assets can bring a new revolution.

The government is working to strengthen maritime power of the county and so the livelihood of the people living on the sea coast in Gujarat is going to take a turn and increase," he added.

The Prime Minister also urged the farming community to explore opportunities relating to timber.

He further said that the government is formulating new policies to urge people to join Indian Navy.

The Prime Minister today inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Narmada district in Gujarat. (ANI)