Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his radio programme “Mann ki Baat” on Sunday appreciated the people who find themselves taking initiatives like offering books freed from value to needy college students and developing with modern ideas like cell libraries.
Prime Minister lauded the efforts made by Manzoor Ahmed Elahi, who’s offering pencil slate to massive corporations of the nation.
“In the present day, Pulwama in Kashmir is taking part in an vital function in educating all the nation. Virtually 90 per cent of the demand for the pencil slate within the nation is met by Kashmir Valley and Pulwama has a giant share in that. At one time we used to import the wooden for pencils, however now, our Pulwama is making the nation self-reliant on this area. The Chinar wooden from the valley has excessive moisture content material and softness which makes it best suited for the manufacturing of pencils. Ukhoo in Pulwama is called the pencil village. There are various models engaged within the manufacturing of pencils slates that are producing employment and in these models, ladies are working in massive numbers,” Prime Minister stated.
Prime Minister stated that Manzoor Ahmed Elahi was a standard woodcutter and now offering jobs to 200 folks.
“Elahi needed to do one thing new in order that his future era doesn’t dwell in poverty. He bought his ancestral property and began a unit to make apple picket packing containers. Whereas engaged in his small enterprise, he received to know that Chinar wooden is being utilized in Pencil manufacturing. After studying this, Manzoor exhibited his entrepreneurial instincts and began supplying common picket packing containers to well-known pencil manufacturing models. He discovered it worthwhile and his earnings additionally began rising. He then bought pencil slate manufacturing equipment and began supplying pencil slate to massive corporations of the nation. He’s offering employment to about 200 folks and has a turnover in crore. On behalf of countrymen, I admire his efforts,” he added.
Prime Minister additionally highlighted the works of the folks engaged in e-platform and delivering agricultural merchandise.
“A self-help group of ladies in Jharkhand received an app ”Ajivika Farm Recent” designed to ship greens and fruits to households instantly from the fields of the farmers,” he stated.
“Atul Patidar of Barwani in Madhya Pradesh has linked 400 farmers in his areas via a digital medium. By way of the E-platform farm card of Patidar, farmers are actually in a position to get the necessities of agriculture, similar to fertilizers, pesticides dwelling delivered. Trendy agriculture gear can be accessible for rent on this digital platform. Even in the course of the lockdown, hundreds of packet containing seeds of cotton and vegetable have been delivered to farmers via this platform,” he stated.
Prime Minister stated that one farmer producer firm procured corn from the corn-producing harvesters and this time, the corporate paid not simply the price of the corn but additionally an added bonus with it.
Prime Minister Modi additionally talked about Sandeep Kumar of Chandigarh who runs an NGO that has arrange a cell library in a minivan, via which, poor kids are given books freed from value… Equally, ”Pustak Parab”, an modern venture, offers literary and different books freed from value.
Prime Minister Modi additionally talked about Pon Mariyappan from Thoothukudi, TamilNadu who runs a salon. “He has transformed a portion of his salon right into a library. He has studied as much as class 8 solely,” PM Modi stated.