Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi today (
During the meeting which lasted for about 45 minutes, Shri Modi urged the Prime Minister to intervene to resolve a large number of critical issues pertaining to
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated the Gujarat Chief Minister for his new term and progressive development in
The Gujarat Chief Minister submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister and discussed the issue of raising height of Sardar Sarovar dam to
As is well known, desert development programme (DDP) areas are having more severe water problem than areas covered under the drought prone areas programme (DPAP).
Shri Modi expressed serious concern on the issue of pricing of gas in
Shri Modi further raised the issues like Government of India’s anti–farmer policy and regulating BT cotton seeds prices adversely affecting the farmers in Gujarat State, flip – flop in allowing cotton export, non-payment of Royalty on crude oil as per Statutory Provisions, Coal allocation to Gujarat from nearer coal mines of Western Coal Fields for power generation, complete waiver on custom duty in ship breaking industry, etc.
Shri Modi said that most of these issues not only adversely affect the economic growth and development of the State but also put common people especially farmers and marginalized sections of society in very difficult and distressful conditions. Gujarat Government has been continuously pursuing these matters with respective Ministries/ Departments but in vain.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured the Gujarat Chief Minister to look into the issues raised during the meeting to find early solution.
Shri Bharat Lal, Resident Commissioner accompanied the Gujarat Chief Minister.
Sources: Gujarat Information Bureau