Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Opposition is synonymous with corruption and scams: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the launch of the Mukhyamantri Ghasiyari Kalyan Yojana and the computerization of cooperative societies in Dehradun on October 30, 2021. Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami is also seen. (PIB)

Dehradun: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said that the Opposition is synonymous with corruption and scams and cannot work for welfare in any state.

He was speaking after launching the Mukhyamantri Ghasiyari Kalyan Yojana and the computerization of cooperative societies here.

“Where was the opposition in the state at the time of floods and during the COVID-19 pandemic? But as soon as the elections come, Opposition parties start holding demonstrations and press conferences on different issues, he said.

The former BJP President said that the opposition wants to gain power and use it and never works for the welfare of the people.

“Those who believe in appeasement can never work for the welfare of Uttarakhand. The previous government did not do any good work for Uttarakhand and the winds of development came to the state only when the people of Uttarakhand elected BJP with full majority,” Shah said, adding that Prime Minister Modi has laid a new path of complete development by taking three Chief Ministers of the state along and due to this Uttarakhand is moving forward.”

He added that Atal Bihari Vajpayee created Uttarakhand and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will develop it and there will be all-round development of the state

The Union Home Minister said that today three programmes have been started.

“First, work of computerization of all the PACS (Primary Agricultural Credit Society) of Uttarakhand has been completed today. With computerization, PACS members do not have to deal with any scams. Computerization helps in direct linkage of PACS with district banks, district banks with state cooperative banks and state cooperative banks with NABARD and all schemes of farmers reach farmers directly through PACS.”

He said that the second major work that has been done today is the launch of Mukhyamantri Ghasiyari Kalyan Yojana.

“Women face great difficulty in providing fodder for animals in the hills in adverse weather conditions. Here about 2,000 farmers will cultivate maize on about 1,000 acres of land and a plan has been made to make nutritious animal feed in a scientific way, which will benefit about one lakh farmers. Under the scheme, the animal feed will be given at the rate of two rupees per kg on 30 percent subsidy and as a result, women will be saved from many calamities.”

Talking about the third work of the inauguration of the Cooperative Training Centers, Shah said no one bothered for years what would happen to small and medium farmers, fishermen, women, and men engaged in animal husbandry if the cooperative movement did not take shape.

“The cooperation movement was weakened by previous governments, but Prime Minister Modi is from a poor family and the pain of the poor is close to his heart. Hence, the PM has done a great job for the welfare of crores of farmers, women, workers, and fishermen who are associated with cooperatives by creating a new Ministry of Cooperation,” Shah said.  

Highlighting the importance of training, Shah said that cooperation cannot be promoted without training.

He also said that work has begun for the distribution of Gangajal through cooperatives, which will enable devotees of Maa Ganga across the country to receive Gangajal at home and will also open the way for their salvation.

“Kedarnath was severely damaged, and the Prime Minister shall inaugurate a huge idol of Lord Adi Shankaracharya there on November 5, and shivalayas across the country have been connected with it.”

He also outlined the development works being done for Uttarakhand.

“Construction of all-weather four-lane road of 890 kms for Chardham at an expenditure of Rs.11, 680 crore is nearing completion. In this small state in 5 years, PM Modi has brought investment of Rs. 85,000 crore.”

Talking about One Rank-One Pension, the Union Home Minister said that there is not a house in Uttarakhand that does not have a Jawan in the Army or the Central Armed Police Forces, and soldiers from the state have always made supreme sacrifice to protect the country.

“Previous Central government, that was in power for 70 years, never spoke about One Rank One Pension for Jawans, when you elected Shri Modi as Prime Minister, he immediately ended the issue of One Rank One Pension in 2016 to give lakhs of Jawan’s their rights.”

Many dignitaries including Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Union Minister Ajay Bhatt were present on the occasion. (PW News)

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