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PM Modi calls upon farmers to usher in sweet revolution in the country

He also asked farmers to adopt drip irrigation and solar power for drawing underground water

Press Trust of India  |  Amreli 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to people during his arrival  in Amreli, Gujarat on Sunday. Photo: PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to people during his arrival in Amreli, Gujarat on Sunday. Photo: PTI

Prime Minister Modi on Sunday called upon to launch 'sweet revolution' and 'blue revolution' by taking up honey bee farming and optimising the use of for transportation.

The prime minister, while addressing a conference of cooperatives at Amreli in Saurashtra, listed various initiatives which the can take up to increase their


"After green and white revolution, now it is time for 'blue revolution' and 'sweet revolution'," Modi said.

"These two revolutions have the potential to transform the lives of people of Saurashtra," he told the conference after inaugurating the new Amreli Produce Market Committee (APMC) building.

Sweet revolution can be an additional source of for farmers, he said.

The PM also urged various milk cooperative unions of the state to collect honey from and sell it so the agriculturists get good returns.

On 'blue revolution', Modi said has the largest coastline in the country and the Saurashtra region can benefit heavily from water-based transport.

He said sending goods through can bring down transportation cost. Modi said goods from Saurashtra could be sent to ports in Visakhapatnam or Kolkata.

Modi also urged to take up growing timber on the boundaries of their fields.

"We have to currently import timber but if our take up timber farming, it will benefit them in the long run," he said.

He also asked to adopt drip irrigation and solar power for drawing underground water, saying it will reduce cost and yield more benefits.

The PM also stressed on rearing and increasing milk productivity in every animal.

First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 19:35 IST
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