Efforts to increase price for onion: Modi
Nashik: There will be no condition of five acres of land under Shetkari Krishi Sanman Yojana for farmers in Maharashtra. Onion processing industries, a chain of cold storage for grapes and agriculture processing industries will be started.
The capacity of HAL will be increased three-fold in ten years. A chain of the farmer (producer) to the consumer will be prepared. Not a single drop of water will be diverted anywhere without your wish and do not believe rumors, assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi to voters while targeting the opposition.
Campaigning for BJP-Shiv Sena alliance candidates from Nashik, Dindori and Dhule Lok Sabha constituencies in a public rally at Pimpalgaon Baswant on Monday Modi touched many local issues ranging from onion to tribals, attacked the opposition and also national issues relating to security.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister of State Ramdas Athavale, District Guardian Minister Girish Mahajan, MP Hemant Godse, MP Harishchandra Chavan, Dindori Lok Sabha candidate Dr. Bharati Pawar, MLA Anil Kadam, MLA Rahul Aher, MLA Devyani Pharande and MLA Balasaheb Sanap were present on the dais.
He said, “Farmers in Maharashtra are providing food for us. Our government is trying to form a strong system for them. Farmers will get aid from the Prime Minister Sanman fund. In addition, money is being deposited into bank accounts of the farmers.
The results of the elections will be announced after a period of one month on May 23. Our government will certainly come to power again and the government will remove a condition of five acres of land for Shetkari Krishi Sanman Yojana.
The government will take efforts to provide a price for agriculture produce and onion subsidy will be increased, he said. “Approval has been given for onion processing industry and it will be started soon. A chain of cold storages will be started for the grapes.
Agriculture based processing industries will also be started. The capacity of HAL will be increased three-fold in the next ten years and locals will get employment opportunity on a large scale through this.
Momentum will be provided for the export of agriculture products. Our government working to end the rule of middlemen. As the government has reduced minimum export price of onion, it is getting a good price at present,” he added.
“I am aware of onion issue very well. A delegation led by MP Harishchandra Chavan came to meet me at Delhi some days ago. At that time I had decided to reduce the minimum export price of onion and had boosted the export,” the Prime Minister recollected.
Dry port at Nashik is certain
Making it clear that Nashik will get a dry port certainly, Prime Minister Modi said, “Agriculture projects will be set up at Nashik, Wardha, Sangali and Jalana. Grape export will get a boost through this and there will also be an employment opportunity.
Facilities like Eklavya Vidyalaya and sports facilities are being provided for tribals. Our government is trying to strengthen them.” “I am here to seek your votes and blessings to the candidates of the saffron alliance in Dindori, Nashik and Dhule constituencies in the form of voting.
The opposition was restless given the response the BJP got in the first two phases of the Lok Sabha polls across the country. We are discussing country’s safety, cow, corruption and development; however, “some” experience electric current the moment I talk about dynasty and national security,” Modi said without naming any leader from the opposition.
The Prime Minister said that due to the bold approach adopted by his government, terrorism has been curbed in India and is confined only to some parts of Jammu and Kashmir. His government took bold steps to counter terrorism, compared to the timid approach adopted by the Congress-led regime.
He also said the Lanka blasts took place on Easter when people were sharing the message of peace.
“What was the condition in India before 2014? Bomb explosions would take place in corners of the country every now and then in Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kashi (Varanasi), Ayodhya, Jammu,” Modi said.
“What did the then Congress-NCP government do? Held condolence meeting, expressed grief. They went about crying in the world, saying Pakistan did this and that in our country,” he said.
“But after coming to power in 2014, your ‘Chowkidar’ changed that strategy and rammed the terrorists inside their dens and the result is before all to see,” he said, referring to the February 26 Indian Air Force strikes in Balakot, Pakistan, after the February 14 Pulwama attack which killed 40 CRPF troopers.
“Terror is now practically erased from the country, barring some pockets in Jammu and Kashmir but even there, our security forces regularly keep killing the terrorists… The terrorists are scared that under ‘Modi’ will find them and eliminate in their houses.”
Seven colours of culture
At the start, Prime Minister communicated with Nashikites in Marathi. He said, “I feel great after coming to this holy land. Nashik is the land of seven colours of culture. They are Saptashrungi Garh, Kumbh Mela, Trimbakeshwar, habitat of Lord Ram and Sita, Lord Hanuman’s birthplace Anjaneri, holy land of Veer Savarkar and agitation by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.”