The Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation said that it is the mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make the whole nation prosperous and every state progressive.
Bengaluru: Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah on Friday laid the foundation stone of ‘Sahakar Samridhi Soudha’ and inaugurated various development works of the Karnataka government’s Department of Cooperation, worth about Rs 1,400 crore, in Bengaluru.
Many dignitaries, including Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and Cooperation Minister of Karnataka S T Somashekhar were also present on the occasion.
In his address, Shah said that the Sahakar Samridhi Soudha, a 67-acre market yard for agriculture marketing, a market for flower growers at a cost of Rs 11 crore in Binnipet APMC and a multi-level car parking in Yeshwantpura APMC at a cost of Rs 8 crore are being constructed.
He said that under the Karnataka Milk Federation, different buildings have also been inaugurated. A 100 MW Group Captive Solar Power Plant at a cost of Rs 430 crore, Cattle Feed Plant at Chikballapur and Priyapatna at a cost of Rs 140 crore and about Rs 50 crore, respectively, packaging plant at a cost of Rs 95 crore and hostel for students at Belgaum are being made.
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Along with this, a new oxygen plant, underground drainage facility of Bangalore Development Authority at a cost of Rs 238 crore, construction of roads at Bangalore’s Banashankari Block at a cost of Rs 31 crore and many other development works worth Rs 128 crore are being done in Yeshwantpura. Shah said that under the Jal Jeevan Mission, arrangements for drinking water are being made in panchayats like Kumbalgodu, Ramohalli, Jalahalli, Chikanahalli, Chunchankuppe and Kagalahalli at a cost of Rs 182 crore.
The Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation said that it is the mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make the whole nation prosperous and every state progressive. “To fulfil the mantra of ‘Sahkar se Samriddhi’, for the first time after 75 years of independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi formed the Ministry of Cooperation, through which the way for the welfare of farmers, animal rearers and women across the country was opened,” he said.
He said that under the Ministry of Cooperation, all Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) have been computerised and made multipurpose. PACS are being made Common Service Centers (CSC) and now PACS will be able to provide services like gas distribution agency, water distribution and running petrol pumps. Shri Shah said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, GeM portal has also been opened for all cooperative institutions. Along with this, huge taxation benefits have also been provided to the cooperatives.
Amit Shah said that under the leadership of Modi, multi-State Cooperative Societies have been formed for seeds, organic products and exports. “Along with this, Modi has taken many initiatives in the field of cooperation and the government of Karnataka is taking it forward,” he said.
Shah said the government led by Modi has secured the whole of India by banning the PFI. He said that the work to build the Ram temple in Ayodhya was stuck for the last 77 years, but Modi laid the foundation stone of Ram temple and very soon, a grand temple will be ready in Ayodhya. He added that by abolishing Article 370 from Kashmir, Modi has cracked down on terrorism in the entire country.