Hec­tic sched­ule for PM Modi in Gu­jarat to­day

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - INDI - DNA Cor­re­spon­dent

Gand­hi­na­gar: Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi will em­bark on a whirl­wind one-day visit to his home state Gu­jarat on Sun­day, where a packed sched­ule awaits him.

The prime min­is­ter will launch the coun­try’s first ever co­op­er­a­tive so­ci­ety of farm­ers, un­der the Gu­jarat gov­ern­ment’s SKY scheme, in Anand. The scheme will help farm­ers in­stall so­lar pan­els in their farms and gen­er­ate en­ergy they can use to op­er­ate wa­ter pumps, while the sur­plus power can be sold to a power dis­tri­bu­tion com­pany.

Modi will then in­au­gu­rate a choco­late plant of the Gu­jarat Co­op­er­a­tive Milk

Mar­ket­ing Fed­er­a­tion (GCMMF), which owns Amul, at Mogar vil­lage in Anand. Other projects un­der the GCMMF, with a to­tal in­vest­ment of Rs 1,120 crore, will also be launched. These in­clude pro­duc­tion of milk pow­der, ghee and but­ter at Bhat vil­lage near Gand­hi­na­gar, an ice cream plant at Vidya Na­gar, a cheese plant at Kha­traj and a pack­ag­ing plant at Anand. Modi will also elec­tron­i­cally lay the foun­da­tion stone of a dairy project in Kolkata by Amul, and an in­cu­ba­tion cen­tre­cum-cen­tre of ex­cel­lence in food pro­cess­ing pre­pared by the Anand Agri­cul­tural Univer­sity. He is also ex­pected to ad­dress a rally here.

He will then head to Ra­jkot where he will in­au­gu­rate the newly-built Ma­hatma Gandhi Mu­seum at Al­fred High School, from where Gandhi passed his ma­tric­u­la­tion in 1887.

The prime min­is­ter will also ded­i­cate a nat­u­ral gas pipe­line laid by the Gu­jarat State Petronet Lim­ited (GSPL) be­tween Mun­dra Port and An­jar, and per­form a ground-break­ing cer­e­mony for work on mak­ing the high­way con­nect­ing Varsana, Bhi­masar, An­jar and Bhuj towns of Kutch into a four-lane road. He will also ad­dress a rally in An­jar.

PM Modi vis­its his home state to­day

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