Gujarat has been a role model of development in the nation and the world under the guidance-visionary leadership of Prime Minister- CM
The key to development is water – our previous generation inherited water – we need to preserve that water for our future generations-CM
Gandhinagar, Thursday: Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel today virtually laid foundation stone and dedicated 70 different developmental works of worth Rs. 131 crore in tribal area Chhota Udaipur district.
CM dedicates 3 group water supply schemes newly constructed at a cost of Rs. 84.56 crore and 2 veterinary clinics, 2 rural roads and 45 new Anganwadis in the tribal district. He also handed over ‘Maa’ cards to various beneficiaries, pension assistance allotment letters to Gangaswarupa women’s and kits to kids.
We have made Gujarat the growth engine of development by providing benefits of government schemes to every society, caste, deprived, oppressed, exploited and in inland areas. By completing all the missing links of development, we have also brought tribal areas into the mainstream of development. The state government is still committed to complete the developmental works.
CM said that the key to development is water. Gujarat has faced water scarcity two and a half decades ago. Now with the visionary planning of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, water is reaching every house and people get enough water. Our previous generation inherited water – we need to preserve that water for our future generations.
CM said that Mahavir Swami had guided us hundred years ago to use water like ghee. It is our responsibility that water should not be wasted and everyone should have enough water.
CM added that we have achieved success in providing water, education, health, electricity, roads and other facilities to the remote villages under the guidance of Shri Narendra Modi. Tribal children are now studying in English medium at doorsteps. Not only that, but are also engaged in higher career fields like doctor, engineer, pilot.
CM expressed his confidence that the state government is always ready for the overall development of the tribal forest areas. He said that there is a provision to provide electricity connection where there are at least 20 households in the nation, but now state government keeping in mind the housing system of tribal families decided to give electricity connection even where there are only 10 houses.
500 new mobile towers for mobile connectivity are to be erected to provide more facilities of connectivity to the children and students of tribal areas for online education. For this, Rs. 100 crores has been allocated in this year’s budget.
CM expressed that this developmental works of tribal areas in the year of Amrut Mahotsav will prove to be Amrut Parv. Freedom fighters had fought for independence and after independence the soldiers at the border serve for the nation, at that time we must save water, save electricity and serve the nation by using less plastic.
Appealing to all to move forward in the development works together, the Chief Minister expressed confidence that the development gift of veterinary hospital, anganwadi, school room etc. received in this area would further accelerate the pace of development. He also congratulated the Chhotaudepur District Panchayat on receiving the Deendayal Empowerment Award from the Government of India in the year 2021.
Mentioning that the goal of the state government is to provide pure drinking water to every household, Health and Water Supply Minister Shri Hrishikeshbhai Patel said that water supply is being arranged in Chhota udaipur district at an estimated cost of Rs. 250 crore. Extensive arrangements have been made to provide Narmada water in this area. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s dream was to place tribal families living in 14 districts of the state in the ranks of advanced society. After 2001 development has been seen in Gujarat and India, the model of development of Gujarat has become a source of inspiration for development today. It is planned to supply tap water to all the villages and all the houses in Chhota udaipur district, along with the benefit of irrigation facility.
Expressing the feeling that tribal upliftment is the first priority of this government, Mrs. Nimishaben Suthar, Minister of State in charge of the district said health facilities are being provided to all, including the dialysis center at their doorsteps. To expand the reach of digital education, the state government has planned to erect 500 mobile towers in the tribal eastern belt from Ambaji to Umargam. She gave detailed information about developmental plans by various departments of the state government.
Sankheda MLA Shri Abhesinh Tadvi, Chhota udaipur District Panchayat Chairman Malkaben Patel, Vice President Ramanbhai Baria, Former MLAs Jayantibhai Rathwa, Shankarbhai Rathwa, Rameshbhai Mistry, Shri Rashmikant Vasava, Jashubhai Rathwa, Rajesh Patel, Dr. Jigisha Seth, Including office bearers and dignitaries and people at large joined on the occasion.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat