Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that 70.5 lakh families of farmers are being helped in setting up solar pumps in Gujarat to facilitate a better irrigation system, which would result in additional income for them.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of three major projects, including the S Kisan Suryodaya Yojana for Farmers in Gujarat through video conferencing, the Prime Minister said, “A total of 70.5 lakh farmer families are being helped in the installation of solar pumps. Farmers in irrigation and will help them with additional income. ”
“Today, India is among the world’s leading countries in both production and use of solar energy. In the last 6 years, the country has risen to the fifth position in the world in terms of solar production and is steadily moving forward,” he said.
The Prime Minister said that Gujarat has also done a great job in the field of irrigation and drinking water along with electricity.
“We know the state of water availability in Gujarat. Due to the efforts of the government in the last two decades, today water has reached even villages that no one could have imagined before. Today about 80 percent of the cities of Gujarat. They Said that tap water can reach. Soon Gujarat will be one of the states that have transported water through pipes in every house,” he said.
Prime Minister said that three projects– Kisan Suryodaya Yojana’, Paediatric Heart Hospital attached with UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre and Mobile App for telecardiology at the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital, the Girnar ropeway are the symbol of strength, devotion and health of Gujarat.