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PM says blue economy to help India further progress

The definition of development has changed

Modi addressing at the dedication ceremony of the newly constructed building of IIT,  Gandhinagar to the nation, in Gujarat on 7 October 2017.

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, said the blue economy, with the development of ports, should help further the progress of India.

“We want development of ports and port-led development; the blue economy should help further the progress of India,” said Modi during a visit to his home state of Gujarat on 7 October 2017.

Building of infrastructure should enhance economic activities and add to the atmosphere of development, the Prime Minister stressed.

The definition of development has changed. From the days when handpumps were seen to be a sign of development, today the waters of the Narmada River have been brought for the benefit of citizens.

“We have made aviation affordable and within reach of the lesser privileged,” he said, adding that aviation cannot be about rich people.

Modi laid the Foundation Stones for a greenfield airport for Rajkot; six-laning of Ahmedabad-Rajkot National Highway; and four-laning of Rajkot-Morbi State Highway.

He also unveiled plaques to mark the laying of foundation stones for a bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka

He also dedicated to the nation, a fully automatic milk processing and packaging plant; and a drinking water distribution pipeline for Joravarnagar and Ratanpur area of Surendranagar.

He said such development works empower citizens.

He said aviation cannot be about rich people.

Speaking on the decisions taken by consensus in the GST Council meeting on 6 October 2017, the Prime Minister said that “when there is trust in a government and when policies are made with best intentions, it is natural for people to support us for the best interests of the nation”.

He asserted that the Government wants to help fulfil the aspirations of the people, and fight poverty.

The world’s attention is being drawn to India, and people are coming to invest here.

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