Day not far when India betters Britain's economy, says Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that energy is essential for financial development and its paucity does not let any nation come out of poverty. Claiming the day was not far when India would overtake Britain's economy, he said while 130 million families received gas connections in the country in 60 years, his government gave connections to 100 million families in the last four years.

Modi was addressing a gathering after inaugurating the Mundra LNG Terminal, Anjar-Mundra and the Palanpur-Pali-Barmer gas transmission projects, cumulatively worth Rs 62.16 billion, at Anjar in Gujarat's Kutch district.

"Energy is essential for development Paucity of energy does not let any nation come out of poverty If you need to get out of poverty, financial development and a self-sufficient country, energy is necessary. charged, "he said.

Modi said several prime ministers and chief ministers came and went, but he was fortunate to get the opportunity to inaugurate the third LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal. "Gujarat is the gateway and hub for LNG and the epicenter of energy. As the third LNG terminal is dedicated to the country, all of them will fulfill their responsibility for sending energy to the east coast, "he said.

He said that he was responsible for the construction of gas grids to fulfill the dream of the future of modern technology.

The Prime Minister added the newly inaugurated gas grids will give a fillip to Rajasthan's economy and offer opportunity to go to gas-based economy. "The pipes from Gujarat are reaching areas where (fertilizer factories) will change a farmer's fortune." "The same energy will help change their fortune," he said. "In 60 years, 130 million families have received gas connections in the country In four years (since coming to power), we have been able to connect 100 million families," Modi said.

India believes in peace, but not at the cost of self-respect, Modi says in 'Mann ki Baat'

India staunchly believes in peace and is committed to taking it forward, but it is not the cost of compromising its self-respect and sovereignty, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday. He asserted that the armed forces will give a voice of peace in the country.

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