JNS I Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched several developmental projects and laid the foundation stone of projects worth Rs 2095 crore in his Varanasi Parliamentary constituency on Thursday.
PM also laid the foundation stone for Banas Dairy. Spread across 30 acres of land, the dairy will be built at a cost of about Rs 475 crore and will have a facility for processing five lakh litres of milk per day, the PMO said.
Speaking on the occasion PM said, this project will empower farmers and milk producers of eastern Uttar Pradesh region, besides providing customers good quality products at affordable rates.
Talking about cow and cow dung has been termed as crime by some people but for us it’s our mother and they forget that lives of around eight crore people are dependent on it, he said adding, “from the ancient times cows have been the symbol of prosperity in our country but this sector was neglected for some time and now his government is taking steps to develop this sector with many schemes and programmes.”
The results are being seen in the 45 percent growth in the milk production in last 6-7 years. UP is now number one in production of milk and leading in the expansion of dairy sector, said Modi. “Our dairy products have a big international market,” he added.
Modi said that the dairy sector and even the common man was struggling to ascertain the quality of milk and that is why a logo with the pic of Kamdhenu cow is being released today.
Talking about Swamitwa scheme PM said that today more than 23 lakh Gharauni are ready in UP and it will relieve poor, dalits and downtrodden from the tension of illegal encroachment on their house.
Taking a dig at the opposition PM said that some people are not happy with the development of Kashi Vishwanath Dham. Now Kashi is becoming a model of development and it is showcasing how the city can be developed along with keeping the ancient structure intact, he said.