Economy on track, India wants to surpass the UK, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi



Written by Gopal B Kateshiya
| Satapar (kutch) |

Published: October 1, 2018 2:36:32 hours


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CONCLUSION that the Indian economy "progressed rapidly", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that it would soon exceed that of the United Kingdom.

After organizing a public meeting in the village of Kutch in Satapar after the inauguration of three gas infrastructure projects worth Rs 6.216 crore, the Prime Minister spoke about the country that got his "100th airport", with the opening of one in Sikkim, and said : "Last year, more people were traveling by air than in buses with air conditioning on the railways, so tell me if the country is changing or not? & # 39;

He also claimed that while the airlines of the country had 400 aircraft after 60 years of Independence, orders for 900 aircraft have been placed in the last four years. "India improves its ranking in economic progress and leaves behind a number of countries, the day is not far if the Indian economy overtakes Britain."

With crude oil prices always a factor for the Indian economy, Modi said that efforts were being made to make the Indian gas-based economy. The projects inaugurated by Modi on Sunday – a greenfield terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the port of Mundra, the Anjar-Mundra pipeline to evacuate gas from the terminal in Mundra and phase I of the gas pipeline Mehsana-Bhatinda – are part of the Plan of the central government to add 15,000 km of network of gas pipelines to the existing network under the national gas network. The Prime Minister said that with the new projects Gujarat has become "the vibrant energy hub of the country".

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He also spoke about the efforts of his government to provide "10 crore" new LPG connections and to electrify 18,000 villages. "Tell me, which government is committed to working?" It is our determination that nobody in the country should depend on traditional wood stoves. "

PM Modes: Abuse me, but do not fall on personalities like Sardar Patel "data-lazy-src =" https://images.indianexpress.com/2018/09/modi30.jpg PM Narendra Modi (center) at the inauguration of the Amul chocolate factory in Anand on Sunday. (Source: Twitter / Narendra Modi)

Modi added: "Availability of energy is a condition for development Energy poverty can not get a country out of (economic) poverty If a country wants to fight poverty, wants to make progress and wants to become a rich and prosperous country, energy is inevitable. Without energy, even a mobile phone can not be recharged … The gas pipelines originating in Gujarat will transfer gas to places where urea plants are set up and help meet the urea demand of farmers, which will help to change the fate of farmers. To translate dreams of youth in the country into reality, this energy will create jobs, this energy will help out yesterday and dream about tomorrow. "

The previous governments, on the other hand, said the prime minister, were "consumed by despondency". "As we strive to make a modern India, some people are deeply despaired, they feel disappointed about everything around them, they wonder if we could become a cleaner country. or have not toilets been built or not? Are people going to love cleanliness or not? … I am not here to waste time, I am here to bring the country forward. "

Talks about Kutch, the PM said his face had changed as a result of the development after the earthquake in 2001. "Today, Kutch has become the center of attraction of India and the world."

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani also said that Gujarat has become the gas capital of India. "Of the total imports of LNG in India, 75 percent lands off the coast of Gujarat, the state accounts for one third of the total gas consumption in the country, there is a 25,000 km long gas pipeline network in the state and 900 villages receive gas via pipelines Similarly, 27 percent of the country's CNG vehicles are in Gujarat and there are more than 475 CNG filling stations in the state. "

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