Prime Minister dedicates to the nation multiple development projects at Banas Dairy Sankul at Diyodar in Banaskantha
PM visits Banas Dairy Sankul at Diyodar in Banaskantha
“ I will be with you like a partner in your fields”- PM
This project is important in bringing new light in the life of cattle breeders and milk producers Of North Gujarat
Banas Dairy will be a pioneer in realizing Prime Minister’s vision & commitment to make India a 5 trillion economy and make India Atmanirbhar- Chief Minister
Gandhinagar, Tuesday: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicates and lays foundation stones of multiple development projects today and addressed farmers and cattle breeders at Banas Dairy Sankul at Diyoday in Banaskantha. He said that “I will be with you like a partner in your fields”.
PM said that, the co-operative movement in the country is giving impetus to the campaign of Atmanirbhar Bharat. The country produces milk worth Rs 8.5 lakh crore annually. This value is even higher than the production cost of wheat and rice.
Biggest beneficiaries of the dairy sector are small farmers. State Government is always concerned about small farmers who are engaged with Animal Husbandry. Government of India gives Rs.2000 to such farmers 3 times a year directly in their bank account.
Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel joined Prime Minister while dedicating and stone laying of multiple development projects at Banas Dairy Sankul. Prime Minister visited the Banas Dairy Sankul.
The Prime Minister said that Banas dairy movement is helping farmers and cattle rearing communities from Somnath in Gujarat to Jagannath in Odisha. Banas Dairy, a co-operative sector in North Gujarat, has provided a successful model of changing the destiny of people in the low rainfall district of Banaskantha by producing potatoes and rising Kankreji cows and Mehsani buffaloes.
Banas Dairy has proved that other resources can be used to increase the income of local farmers by making local products global. Farmers of Banaskantha have taken up honey farming business and participated in Sweet Revolution. Referring to this, the Prime Minister said that the edible oil making plant from groundnut and mustard has made the farmers here self-reliant in the field of edible oil.
Referring to Banas Dairy’s bio CNG and Gobar gas plant, Shri Modi said, this plant will make best out of waste. It will fulfill the promise of well-being and cleanliness, cattle breeders will get money from Gobardhan, farmers will get organic compost and people will get electricity. It is necessary that this model must reach across the country.
PM said that people of Banaskantha never give up with what they understand and accept. The farmers here have proved this by adopting drip irrigation system and doing excellent farming amidst water scarcity. Prime Minister called upon to build 75 lakes per district to collect and harvest rain water.
Prime Minister said that there are many ways for development and welfare. Projects like Seemadarshan, Ranotsav, have developed the border districts of the state in the field of tourism, making the villages economically viable.
Shri Modi highlighted on the modern facilities of the Vidya Samiksha Kendra of the state government and the changes that have taken place in the education sector of the state. He dedicated to the nation a new dairy complex and potato processing plant at Diyodar, Banaskantha district, built at a cost of over Rs. 600 crores. The new dairy complex is a greenfield project. It will enable the processing of about 30 lakh litres of milk, produce about 80 tonnes of butter, one lakh litres of ice cream, 20 tonnes of condensed milk (Khoya) and 6 tonnes of chocolate daily.
The potato processing plant will produce different types of processed potato products like french fries, potato chips, aloo tikki, patties etc, many of which will be exported in other countries. These plants will empower the local farmers and give a boost to the rural economy in the region.
The Prime Minister also dedicated the Banas Community Radio Station to the nation. This Community Radio Station has been established to provide farmers key scientific information related to agriculture and animal husbandry. It is expected that the radio station will connect with over 5 lakh farmers of about 1700 villages.
The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation the expanded facilities for the production of cheese products and whey powder at the Banas dairy plant in Palanpur. Also, the Prime Minister dedicated to the nation, Organic Manure and Biogas plant established at Dama in Gujarat.
The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of gobar gas plants of 100 tonnes capacity to be established at Khimana, Ratanpura – Bhildi, Radhanpur and Thawar.
Large number of female cattle breeders present at the occasion blessed Prime Minister on the occasion. PM said that this blessing will give him new strength.
Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel:-
Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel said that this project will be important in bringing a new light in the life of cattle breeders and milk producers of North Gujarat under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Referring to the influence of Gujarat co-operative sector, the Chief Minister said that the mark of Sardar Patel’s visionary planning can be seen in today’s milk co-operative movement. Banas Dairy will also turn out to be spearhead in realizing the commitment made by our Prime Minister to make India a five trillion dollar economy and make India Atmanirbhar.
Mentioning Banaskantha district as superior in potato production, the Chief Minister said that today’s potato processing plant will make the potato products available in the global market with value addition. It will also provide a platform for partners in women’s milk cooperatives involved in the animal husbandry business, he added. The Chief Minister further said that the projects being implemented today at Banas Dairy during this year on the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav would give a new direction to the lives of milk producers and farmers. Gujarat is fulfilling the call made by our Prime Minister that 75 farmers from each village should adopt to natural farming. Banaskantha district is also moving in that direction. At the same time, he requested to take proper care of the soil as well as the cattle.
State BJP President Shri C.R. Patil in his occasional speech said that in the dry areas of Banaskantha, womens involved in producing milk have established new dimensions of milk production. Banas Dairy has also added value to the tireless efforts of milk producers. He also termed the potato processing plant started by Dairy as a very encouraging move.
Banas dairy Chairman Shri Shankar Chaudhary in his welcome address, said that the women members of Dairy have invited people visiting villages to attend the program. Each time our Prime Minister has comes for a visit, he has come up with something new and innovative idea. Considering the water problem, he gave the idea of Sprinkler-Drip Irrigation and today Banaskantha district is leading in this regard. In the same way, Dairy has also fulfilled the suggestions of the Prime Minister on issues like honey cultivation, and Bio- Gas plant. We are also going to produce ‘Atta’ in the near future, at the same time, we have activated a plant by separating the protein from the whey. Sale of Protein Butter Milk-Protein Lassi is being carried out in huge numbers. At the same time, we are committed to move towards organic farming,”he added.
On this occasion Minister of State for Co-operation Shri Jagdish Vishwakarma, Minister of State for Education Shri Kirtisinh Vaghela, MP Shri Parbat Patel, Shri Dinesh Anavadiya, MLA Shri Shashikant Pandya, Chief Secretary Shri Pankaj Kumar, Collector Shri Anand Patel, IFFCO Chairman Shri Dileep Sanghani, G.M.F.C Chairman, State Co-operative bank Chairman Shri Ajay Patel also Members of Banas dairy as well as large number of women were present.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat