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PM Modi supports farmers, aims for dairy supremacy

  • PM Modi announces Rs. 30,000 crore fund for cattle rearers
  • Initiatives include creation of over 60,000 "Amrut Lakes" for irrigation
  • Reduction in livestock insurance premiums aimed at improving animal health

22 Feb 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a visit to his home state, addressed the Golden Jubilee celebration of the iconic Amul Federation—Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF)—at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat on Thursday. In his speech, he reaffirmed his government's commitment to empowering farmers and cattle rearers, outlining several initiatives and highlighting ambitious goals for the dairy sector.

PM Modi lauded Amul, currently the world's 8th largest dairy, expressing his ambition to elevate it to the top position. He appreciated the cooperative model and its success in empowering farmers.In his address, PM Modi announced several initiatives aimed at boosting farmer income and improving animal welfare. These initiatives include the establishment of a dedicated fund of Rs. 30,000 crore for cattle rearers, emphasizing their vital role in the dairy industry. Additionally, he highlighted plans to create over 60,000 "Amrut Lakes" for irrigation, connect farmers to modern technology through "Kisan Samriddhi Kendras," and provide solar pumps for enhanced sustainability.

Furthermore, the Prime Minister announced a reduction in livestock insurance premiums, aimed at improving animal health and providing financial security to farmers. PM Modi reiterated the government's focus on improving milch cattle through the National Gokul Mission, aimed at preserving and enhancing native breeds. The event saw a large turnout, with the Prime Minister arriving at the stadium in an open jeep, accompanied by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Gujarat BJP Chief CR Paatil, waving to farmers and acknowledging their presence.

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