Source: News Bharati English01 Nov 2016 16:09:28
Raipur, November 1: PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated a jungle safari, statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and Naya Raipur BRTS project in Chhattisgarh. Addressing a public meeting after the inauguration, PM Modi said that Chhattisgarh demonstrates how a relatively smaller state can scale new heights of development.
PM recalled former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s efforts towards formation of Chhattisgarh. He added that despite several challenges the state has faced, Chhattisgarh has shown the way that it can lead when it comes to development. “On a day like this, we remember the work of our beloved Atal Ji. He was the one who made Chhattisgarh. When the 3 states were being created, it was done in a very peaceful and harmonious manner by Atal Ji”, said PM Modi.
PM Modi also emphasized the extensive scope tourism has in Chhattisgarh. He added that giving impetus to tourism would add to economic development of the region as well as aid those who are not so well off. “Why must we give importance to tourism? Because it gives economic opportunities to the poorest of the poor,” he said.
Mentioning that he arrived in Chhattisgarh at a time when there is a festive season across the nation, he said that the impact of the development initiatives will benefit generations to come in Chhattisgarh. “I was taken to the jungle safari by the Chief Minister. It is his pet project. I see great scope for tourism in Chhattisgarh” PM further said.
PM Modi spoke at length on several initiatives of the Centre aimed at improving lives of the people. Talking about the PM shed light on farmer friendly initiatives like Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and e-NAM. “When I say the Government has taken up work on skill development in a big way, who does this help? It helps poor, enhances their dignity: When a farmer produces something, the entire nation has to be the market: Value addition always helps the farmer. Glad to see Chhattisgarh has taken up initiatives that enable value addition for farmers,” said Modi.