'Second Green Revolution' should begin from Assam, says Modi

The Prime Minister is on a two-day visit to the northeast region.

Guwahati: Kicking off the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) campaign in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asserted that if the second Green Revolution happens in India, it will begin from this state only.

Addressing a youth rally in Guwahati, Prime Minister Modi said that Centre's 'Act East policy is for the development of the entire northeast region.

"We have to double the income of farmers from what it is now. The Second Green Revolution should start from the east and if that happens, it will begin from Assam," he said.

The Prime Minister added that the state needs to scale new heights of development, adding that speedy development was the need of the hour.

"Foreign investment that is coming into country will be used for infrastructure development and jobs here. Today the World Bank, Indian Monetary Fund or any other or any rating agency in one voice they say that India is among the top leading economies of the world," he said.

He also said that if the northeast had developed the way the other parts of the nation have, then the youth from this region would not have to leave their families.

Modi also stressed that his government at the Centre emphasized on the agenda of development.

"Youth of our nation want employment and that is why my government emphasizes on development," he added.

The Prime Minister is presently in Assam on a two-day visit to the northeast region.

The elections in Assam, presently ruled by the Congress, will take place in May.

( Source : ANI )
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