On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed a range of issues on his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat.’
With National science day coming on February 28, Mr. Modi praised the scientific community, spoke on India’s contribution in the field of science and mentioned about Sir C.V. Raman’s Nobel prize and the ‘Raman effect’.
He said, “National Disaster Management Authority, is leading the effort towards disaster management. Urban local bodies and fire brigade must conduct mock drills in schools to create awareness among children about safety. Like joint military exercise, there should also be joint exercise for disaster management; India has taken a lead in this direction.”
“This year’s budget focused on ‘Waste to Wealth’ and ‘Waste to Energy’.’Gobar Dhan – Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources’ aims to make villages clean and generate income and energy through compost. Under ‘Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin’, dung, farm waste, kitchen waste will be used for biogas energy. Online trading platform would be set up to run ‘Gobar Dhan Yojana’ smoothly; it will connect farmers to buyers.
India has world’s largest livestock of 30 crores. About 30 lakh tonnes of dung is generated every day. But we are not able to make full use of it.”
Mr. Modi elucidated on Nari Shakti Awards being given every year. “International Womens Day is observed every year on March 8. It’s our responsibility to ensure equal participation of women in every field, moving from Women Development to Women Led Development. 15 lakh women have carried out Swacchta Abhiyan. In 20 days, these women constructed 1,70,000 toilets.”
The Prime Minister spoke about three villages getting electricity in Elephanta Island, near Mumbai. This is the beginning of development, he said.
He also wished everyone on Mahashivratri and Holi.