Narendra Modi Gujarat visit: Prime Minister Modi will today inaugurate first-of-its-kind Textiles India 2017 Summit in Gandhinagar. PM Modi had said that he was delighted to welcome all those taking part in the mega event. The Prime Minister said that the central government was undertaking several initiatives to support the textiles sector, which PM Modi said was a source of employment for several Indians. Apart from this, PM Modi will dedicate water supply schemes based on Vatrak, Mazum and Meswo Dams at Modasa. PM Modi yesterday held a glittering roadshow in Rajkot. This is PM Modi’s fourth visit to his native state this year. The trip assumes significance as Assembly polls will be held in Gujarat later this year. While addressing a gathering during centenary celebrations of Sabarmati Ashram, PM Modi sent a stern message to cow vigilantes saying killing in the name of cow protection won’t be tolerated and exhorted people not to take law into their hands.
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6:34 PM: PM Narendra Modi hails Srikanth says he has made India proud. He is a national asset.
6:16 PM: This stadium shows how the government and private sector can work together in creating good sporting infrastructure, says PM Modi
6:15 PM: Our youth must meet Deepa Athlete if they get the opportunity to. She is a good sportsperson and am equally good motivator- PM
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6:14 PM: Khel Mahakumbh has brought a strong shift and further encouraged a sporting culture in Gujarat- PM Narendra Modi at launch of The Arena
6:13 PM: We must adopt a culture where sports is appreciated and supported, starting from the family- PM Modi
6:12 PM: The determination of our sportspersons is admirable. They have pursued their passion with great diligence- PM Narendra Modi
6:11 PM: Those familiar with the area in which this stadium is will tell you how different it looked a decade ago & how it changed for the better: PM
6:10 PM: A state of the art stadium, The Arena by SETransStadia is being inaugurated by the Prime Minister in Ahmedabad.
5:30 PM: PM Modi visits The Arena Complex in Ahmedabad, meets P Gopichand, K Srikanth, I Pathan, B Bhutia D Malik & other sports persons.
4:20 PM: Prime Minister Modi says, our government is emphasising the growth of textile sector.
4:19 PM: Domestic market for apparel & lifestyle products currently estimated at US $85 billion is expected to reach US $160 billion by 2025, says PM Narendra Modi in Gujarat
4:18 PM: I hope this event will help familiarise global & Indian leaders with India’s enabling policy environment, strengths & vast opportunities- PM
4:15 PM: We should catalogue & map our clothing diversity & clearly earmark strengths & specialities of each state or region, says PM Modi in Gandhinagar
4:08 PM: The textile sector offers significant employment opportunities. It is today our second largest employer after agriculture: PM
4:07 PM: We have one the most liberal policies in textiles and apparels sector- PM
4:06 PM: India is described as a bright spot in the global economy. It has emerged as one of the most attractive global investment destinations, says PM Modi
4:05 PM: Based on Make In India, the textile industry is being infused with the mantras of ‘skill, scale, speed’ & ‘zero-defect,zero-effect’- PM Narendra Modi
4:02 PM: PM Narendra Modi says, our clothes are the symbol of our cultural vividness. The textile industry of many cities and area is the face of that place.
4:00 PM: India is described as a bright spot in the global economy. It has emerged as one of the most attractive global investment destinations, says PM
3:56 PM: Over 100 countries from around the world have come to participate in Textiles India 2017, says PM Modi in Gandhinagar, Gujarat
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3:45 PM: PM Narendra Modi starts his address at the Textiles India 2017 mega event in Gandhinagar
3:44 PM: Textile & Apparel sector is 2nd largest source of employment in India after agriculture, employees 51 mn people directly, 68 mn indirectly- AP CM
3:43 PM: Mahatma Gandhi believed that Indian cotton industries are essential for promoting self-sufficient economy- AP CM N. Chandrababu Naidu
3:15 PM: PM Narendra Modi will be inaugurating first of its kind Textiles India 2017 mega event in Gandhinagar today.
2:33 PM: PM Modi has been presented a shawl and memento by Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu.
2:30 pm: Rajkot raodshow was the second one of Modi in poll-bound Gujarat, where elections are due by the year-end. He had held a similar programme in Surat in April, virtually launching the poll campaign of the BJP, which is in power in the state for more than two decades now.
2:27 pm: PM Narendra Modi at International Textile Summit in Gandhinagar. Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu also present.
2:25 pm: This is Modi’s fourth visit to his home state, where the saffron party is again eyeing a big poll victory, since March.
2:15 pm: The prime minister started his roadshow from the Aji dam area and travelled through some of the important landmarks of the city, covering a distance of 8 kms.
2:05 pm: He was seen waving at the huge crowd, which had gathered on both sides of the streets, while the people showered rose petals and threw garlands at him.
1:55 pm: Rajkot has a special place in Modi’s political career. He was elected to the Assembly from the Rajkot-II seat after being appointed the chief minister of Gujarat in 2001. He continued to occupy the post till May 2014, when he became the prime minister and moved to New Delhi.
1:45 pm: This is Modi’s fourth visit to his home state, where the saffron party is again eyeing a big poll victory, since March.
1:35 pm: He will leave for New Delhi this evening to attend the Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll out mega event in Parliament.
1:30 pm: Prime Minister Modi will also address a textile summit, take part in a roadshow and unveil other state-centric projects.
1:25 pm: Later in the day, Prime Minister Modi will have lunch at Gandhinagar Raj Bhawan, which will be followed by the inauguration of the Mahatma Mandir exhibition and conference. He will also address a youth symposium.
1:20 pm: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was also present for the occasion.
1:15 pm: Speaking at the dedication ceremony, Prime Minister Modi said, “We have ensured that farmers across Gujarat get water through our various irrigation schemes. National Agricultural Market (e-NAM) is helping farmers sell their produce online at the right price across the entire country. We have introduced PM Fasal Bima Yojana to ensure maximum protection with minimum premium. We are also ensuring that bus stations in Gujarat are comparable to airports in convenience and cleanliness”.
1:05 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated two water projects in Gujarat’s Modasa district, asserting that farmers across the state will soon get water through various irrigation schemes.
12:55 pm: At the function, Modi distributed aids to some beneficiaries by calling them on the stage and interacting with them. PM Modi said a ‘divyang’ child is the responsibility of the society as well as of the country and not just of the family in which he or she is born.
12:45 pm: “The department of social justice and empowerment started the distribution of such devices to ‘divyangjans’ in 1992. You will be surprised to know that only 55 such programmes were organised from 1992 till 2013,” said the prime minister, who is on a two-day tour of Gujarat.
12:40 pm: Setting a world record on distribution of various devices to differently-abled people in the camp at the Race Course ground here and addressing the beneficiaries at Samajik Adhikarita Camp, PM Modi said only 55 such camps were organised during the 1992-2013.
12:35 pm: Maintaining that his government held a total of 5,500 such camps to help ‘divyangs’ in last three years, the prime minister rued that merely 55 such camps were organised from 1992 to 2013.
12:30 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday away various types of helping devices to over 18,500 differently-abled people here, setting a world record on distribution of helpful gadgets to ‘divyangs.’
12:25 pm: Reminiscing his initial days after taking over as the Gujarat chief minister in 2001, PM Modi said soon after his becoming the CM he came to Rajkot to worship at Aji dam after it received water to the brim — a rare event that has taken place only eleven times in the last 40 years.
12:20 pm: PM Modi also highlighted the need for waste water management. “Waste water recycling needs to be taken seriously in the direction of saving and utilising water,” he added.
12:15 pm: PM Modi urged for public participation in improving the civic governance to make their city smart as he launched HACATHON, a project of Rajkot Municipal Corporation seeking public input to solve civic problems through online competition.
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12:10 pm: The conference aims to explore opportunities and strengths of texiles and apparel manufacturing in India for global investors, and agreements to forge collaboration with global players in the textiles segment will also be signed.
12:05 pm: The Prime Minister will inaugurate the trade fair and exhibition at Textiles India 2017, which will be followed by a CEO round table. At least 15,000 visitors are expected to throng the event.
12:00 pm: The round table conferences will be be based on themes like exploring new markets and technology for handmade carpets, tribal weaves of India, advanced technology in textile manufacturing, skilling requirements in high value chain in the textiles sector and carving a niche market world over for Indian handcrafted goods, among others.
11:55 am: We have introduced PM Fasal Bima Yojana to ensure maximum protection with minimum premium, says PM Modi.
11:50 am: We are ensuring that bus stations in Gujarat are comparable to airports in convenience and cleanliness, says PM Narendra Modi. E-NAM is helping farmers sell their produce online at the right price across the entire country, says PM Modi.
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11:40 am: Union ministers including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Textile Minister Smriti Irani will deliberate upon the key challenges faced by the sector with industry representatives from the entire textile value chain.
11:35 am: We have ensured that farmers across Gujarat get water through our various irrigation schemes, says PM Modi.
11:30 am: The three-day conference ‘Textiles India 2017’ will see participation from 2,500 international buyers, over a thousand international and domestic exhibitors and several top fashion designers.
11:25 am: First-ever mega trade event Textiles India 2017 will showcase the nation as a global sourcing hub and investment destination for manufacturers world-wide.
11:21 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday welcomed the arrival of Narmada river waters in the city’s main water reservoir Aji dam, solving its perennial water woes. The Narmada water reaching the dam will resolve the water woes of the people of this city in Saurashtra region which has been facing perennial water shortage due to deficient rains.
11:17 am: : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated two water projects in Gujarat’s Modasa
11:15 am: PM Modi will inaugurate the Textiles India 2017 Summit. We are delighted to welcome all those taking part in the Summit, the Prime Minister said. He said that government of India is undertaking several initiatives to support the textiles sector, which is a source of employment for several Indians.
11:10 am: In the evening, PM Modi will inaugurate the integrated sports and entertainment Arena Project.
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On 30th evening, I shall inaugurate the integrated sports & entertainment ‘Arena Project.’ pic.twitter.com/DzznRnHcWz
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11:05 am: On 30th morning, there would be the dedication of water supply schemes based on Vatrak, Mazum & Meswo Dams at Modasa, PM Modi had said.
11:00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at inauguration ceremony of two water projects in Gujarat’s Modasa; Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was also present.