Prime Minister’s Office via PIB India:
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi flagged off the 100th Kisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal today via video conferencing.
Union Ministers, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Shri Piyush Goyal were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister termed the Kisan Rail Service as a major step towards increasing the income of the farmers of the country.
He expressed happiness that even during the Corona pandemic, 100 Kisan Rails were launched in the last 4 months.
He said this service will bring a major change in the economy related to farming and will also increase the strength of the country’s cold supply chain.
He added no minimum quantity has been fixed to transport through Kisan Rail so that, even the smallest produce will be able to reach the big market properly at a low price.
The Prime Minister said the Kisan Rail project not only shows the commitment of the Government to serve the farmers but also serves as a proof of how fast our farmers are ready for new possibilities.
He said farmers can now sell their crops in other states as well, in which farmers’ rail (Kisan Rail) and agriculture flights (Krishi Udaan) have a big role.
He said that Kisan Rail is a mobile cold storage to move perishable things like fruits, vegetables, milk, fish, etc., with complete security.
“India always had a large railway network, even before independence. Cold storage technology was also available. Only now this strength is being harnessed properly through Kisan Rail” the Prime Minister added.
The Prime Minister said a facility like Kisan Rail has given millions of small farmers of West Bengal a huge facility.
This facility is available to the farmer as well as the local small businessman. He said experts in the field of agriculture and experiences from other countries and new technology are being incorporated into Indian agriculture.
Perishable rail cargo centres are being constructed in the vicinity of railway stations where farmers can store their produce.
The effort is to supply as much fruits and vegetables as possible to the household.
Extra produce should reach the entrepreneurs engaged in production of juice, pickle, sauce, chips etc., the Prime Minister said.
Dr S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister:
Visited Ahmed bin Ali Stadium at Al Rayyan.
Congratulate Larsen & Toubro and their Qatari partners on an impressive project.
Has enhanced India’s reputation for quality and delivery.
Best wishes to Qatar for FIFA 2022
Dr S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister:
Called on H.H. Tamim Bin Hamad, Amir of Qatar.
Handed over a personal communication from PM Narendra Modi.
Deeply value H.H.’s warm sentiments for Indian community.
Impressed by his vision of taking our partnership to a new level.
Thank @MBA_AlThani_ Deputy PM and Foreign Minister of Qatar for a very productive visit.
Reviewed the entire gamut of our growing partnership. Discussed regional and multilateral developments.
Looking forward to welcoming him to India for the Joint Commission meeting.
Sonali Jaitley Bakhshi:
It was an honour to be present as Finance Minister Smt. N Sitharaman ji inaugurated a beautiful bust of my father Arun Jaitley at Arun Jaitley Park, New Delhi.
It was so heartwarming to see the immense love & admiration people have for Dad!
Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt. :
I had the honour to unveiling a sculpture that honours the achievements of Leander ji and more so, that will inspire many more attain the heights he has in the world of sportsperson.
I thank Asif Zakaria ji and RPG Foundation for this wonderful initiative
The artist Krishna Kedar deserves a special mention for this beautiful creation and so does Sharad Ughade ji, who was the Assistant Commissioner of HW when he initiated it.
Along with footpaths, roads, our focus is on adding public art to the cities across Maharashtra
Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveils the statue of Shri Arun Jaitley on his birth anniversary at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.BJP India
On Congress Foundation Day, we extended solidarity to our MPs & colleagues from Punjab who are sitting on an indefinite strike against the anti-farmer laws at Jantar Mantar.KC Venugopal – General secretary, congress
Jagdeep Dhankhar – Governor, West Bengal:
Had interaction with ‘Dada’ Sourav Ganguly President BCCI at Raj Bhawan today at 4.30 PM on varied issues.
Accepted his offer for a visit to Eden Gardens, oldest cricket ground in the country established in 1864.
KTR – Minister, Telangana Govt. :
Reiterating the commitment of the TRS Govt, Telangana CM KCR Garu has today authorised release of ₹7515 Cr for Telangana’s flagship farm input assistance program Rythu Bandhu
61.49 lakhs of farmers would receive assistance covering over 1.55 Cr acres of agri lands
Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Former Union Minister :
PM must take note–farmers’ fears coming true in Punjab with CCI putting daily ceilings on procurement of cotton & effecting a four times reduction in purchase.
Despite promises of continuance of MSP, Govt Of India’s refusal to link it with assured govt purchase has resulted in current crisis.
By abdicating it’s responsibility, CCI has thrown cotton farmers of Punjab to the mercy of private players.
PM Narendra Modi must set record straight to prevent distress sale by giving clear cut directives guaranteeing govt procurement of agri products listed under MSP system.
JP Nadda – National President, BJP:
Thank You Arunachal Pradesh.
Clean sweep by BJP in State’s Gram Sabha & Zila Parishad elections is a testament of PM Narendra Modi Ji’s efforts for growth of Arunachal, vision of developed North East & effective implementation of policies till grassroots by the CM Pema Khandu.
From establishing State’s First Airport in Hollongi to starting First dedicated TV channel for Arunachal, Modi ji has touched the lives of all & mainstreamed our North-Eastern States.
Congrats to Pema Khandu ji, Kiren Rijiju ji, Biyuram Wahge ji & BJP Arunachal for this win.
Dr S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister :
Began my Qatar visit with the India-Qatar Business Roundtable.
Appreciate the commitment for strengthening our business partnerships.
Briefed them about new opportunities flowing from Atmanirbhar Bharat.
Thank Sheikh Khalifa and Sheikh Faisal, the Chairpersons of QCCI and QBA.
Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab:
The statement given by senior BJP India leadership in today’s newspapers calling the farmers urban naxals is downright foolish & petty.
Do they think that the farmer law distress is limited to only Delhi?
Any mishandling of this issue takes place in Delhi, either through misdirected action or bad policy then don’t blame Punjab Police or Punjab Govt for aftermath it may lead to.
Our police is doing a commendable job. We have always stood for peace & peaceful protests.
P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:
U.S. Congress passes a Bill to give $600 to the relatively poorer Americans.
President Trump threatens to reject the Bill unless it is increased to $2000 or, for a couple, $4000
Here, in India, despite our pleas, the government is unwilling to make ANY cash transfer to the poorest one-third of the families.
UPA lifted 270 million people out of poverty.
The pandemic, the unplanned lockdowns and the Modi government have pushed many millions below the poverty line
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation today with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Prime Minister expressed his appreciation for WHO’s important role in facilitating a coordinated global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also noted the need to not lose sight of the battle against other diseases, and appreciated the importance of WHO’s support to the health systems of developing countries.
The Director General stressed the close and regular collaboration between the WHO and the Indian health authorities, and specially appreciated India’s domestic initiatives like the Ayushman Bharat scheme and India’s campaign against Tuberculosis.
He said that India had an important role to play in global health issues.
The Prime Minister and the Director General had a productive discussion on the value of Traditional Medicinal Systems, especially for enhancing wellness and immunity of the global population.
They agreed on the need for integrating traditional medicine solutions into modern medical practice through holistic protocols, and for careful scientific validation of time-tested traditional medicine products and practices.
The Director General stressed that the potential of traditional medicine had not been adequately appreciated until now, and said that the WHO was actively working to encourage research, training and sharing of best practices in this area.
Prime Minister appreciated these efforts, and informed the Director General about the planned celebration of Ayurveda Day in India on 13 November, under the theme of ‘Ayurveda for COVID-19’.
The Prime Minister and the Director General also discussed the ongoing global collaboration for countering the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this context, the Director General strongly appreciated Prime Minister Modi’s unequivocal commitment to deploy India’s capacities as a leading manufacturer of vaccines and pharmaceuticals for the benefit of humanity.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray directed that affected slum dwellers in Kranti Nagar and Sandesh Nagar on Mithi river banks should be relocated on priority basis, during a meeting on the issue of relocating slums on the land of Airports Authority today.
He also directed that action should be initiated to ensure that slum dwellers who were disqualified under the 1995 Acts should be made eligible according to 2011 regulations.
Work should be expedited by formulating a time bound programme for the relocation.