The Prime Minister,
Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated the SUMUL cattle feed plant at
Bajipura in southern Gujarat. He also laid the Foundation Stone for
three Lift Irrigation Schemes, and inaugurated the Drinking Water Supply
Scheme for Vyara Town and Jesinhpur-Dolvan Groups of Tapi district.
Addressing a large gathering, the Prime Minister recalled having worked
in this area for a long time. He said SUMUL – the Surat District
Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited - has empowered several people
in the nearby areas. He said the stretch from Umbergaon to Ambaji has
been transformed and this has benefited the tribal communities of
Gujarat. Here, in SUMUL we see the positive results that can be achieved
when Sahkar (Cooperatives) and Sarkar (Government) work together, the
Prime Minister said. He said SUMUL also illustrates the good that
happens when farmers and dairies work closely.
The Prime Minister said that Tapi district is one of the newer districts
of Gujarat, and he is happy to see it achieve remarkable progress.
The Prime Minister called for value addition in the agriculture sector,
and focus on increasing per capita milk production.