Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Karnataka on 20th and 21st June, 2022. At around 12:30 PM on 20th June, Prime Minister will visit Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru, where he will inaugurate Centre for Brain Research (CBR) and will lay the foundation stone of Bagchi-Parthasarathy Multispeciality Hospital. At around 1:45 PM, he will visit Dr. B R Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE), Bengaluru, where he will inaugurate the new campus of BASE University and unveil the statue of Dr B. R. Ambedkar. He will also dedicate to the Nation 150 ‘Technology Hubs’ that have been developed by transforming Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Karnataka. Thereafter, at around 2:45 PM, Prime Minister will reach Kommaghatta in Bengaluru, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple rail and road infrastructure projects worth over Rs 27000 crore Then at around 5:30 PM, Prime Minister will attend a public function at Maharaja’s College Ground, Mysuru where he will lay the foundation stone of Coaching terminal at Naganahalli Railway Station and dedicate to the nation the ‘Centre of Excellence for persons with communication disorders’ at the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH). Thereafter, at around 7 PM, Prime Minister will visit Sri Suttur Math, Mysuru and at around 7:45 PM, he will be visiting Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysuru.
At around 06:30 AM on 21st June, Prime Minister will participate in a Mass Yoga Demonstration at Mysore Palace ground, on the occasion of 8th International Day of Yoga.
PM in Bengaluru
In a step towards enhancing mobility and boosting connectivity in Bengaluru, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of Bengaluru Suburban rail project (BSRP), which will connect Bengaluru city with its suburbs and satellite townships. The project, which is to be built at a cost of over Rs. 15,700 crore, envisages 4 corridors with a total route length of over 148 Kms. Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of redevelopment of Bengaluru Cantt. and Yesvantpur Junction railway station to be developed at a cost of around Rs 500 crore and Rs 375 crore respectively.
During the Programme, Prime Minister will dedicate to the Nation, India’s first Air Conditioned Railway Station – Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Station at Baiyappanahalli, which is developed on the lines of a modern airport at a total cost of around Rs 315 crore. Prime Minister will also dedicate to the Nation the 100 percent electrification of the Konkan railway line (about 740 Kms) from Roha (Maharashtra) to Thokur (Karnataka) by flagging of Electric trains from Udupi, Madagaon and Ratnagiri. The electrification of Konkan railway line has been done at a cost of more than 1280 crore. Prime Minister will also dedicate to the Nation, two railway line doubling projects : Arsikere to Tumkuru (around 96 km) and Yelahanka to Penukonda (around 120 km) by flagging off passenger trains and MEMU service respectively. The two railway line doubling projects have been developed at a cost of more than Rs 750 crore and Rs 1100 crore respectively.
During the programme, Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of two sections of the Bengaluru Ring Road project. The project to be developed at a cost of more than Rs 2280 crore will help reduce traffic congestion in the city. Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of various other road projects : six laning of Nelamangala-Tumkur section of NH-48; widening of Punjalkatte-Charmadi section of NH-73; rehabilitation and upgradation of a section of NH-69. The cumulative cost to be incurred in these projects is about Rs 3150 crore. Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of Multi Modal Logistics Park, which is being developed at Muddalinganahalli, about 40 km from Bengaluru at a cost of about Rs 1800 crore. It will help in lowering the transportation, handling and secondary freight costs.
Prime Minister will inaugurate the new campus of Dr. B R Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) University, Bengaluru. The residential University was set up in 2017 in recognition of the exemplary contributions made by Dr. B.R Ambedkar in the development of Independent India and as a tribute to his memory on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary.
During the Programme at BASE University, Prime Minister will also dedicate to the Nation 150 ‘Technology Hubs’ that have been developed by transforming the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across Karnataka. This unique initiative developed at a cost of over Rs 4600 crore is supported by many Industry partners. It aims to create a skilled workforce to address Industry 4.0 manpower needs. These Technology Hubs, through its various innovative courses, will provide high skill training in cutting edge technology and improve opportunities for ITI graduates in employment and entrepreneurship.
At IISc Bengaluru, Prime Minister will inaugurate the Centre for Brain Research (CBR), the foundation stone of which was laid by Prime Minister himself. The Centre is developed as a one of its kind research facility and focuses on conducting vital research to provide evidence based public health interventions to manage age-related brain disorders. During the Programme, Prime Minister will also lay the Foundation Stone for 832 bedded Bagchi Parthasarathy Multispeciality Hospital. The Hospital will be developed in the campus of IISc Bengaluru and will help integrate science, engineering and medicine at the prestigious institute. It will provide major filip to clinical research in the country and will work towards finding innovative solutions that will help in improvement of healthcare services in the country.
PM in Mysuru
At a public function at Maharaja’s College Ground, Mysuru, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Coaching terminal for sub-urban traffic at Naganahalli Railway Station that will be developed at a cost of over Rs 480 crore. The Coaching terminal will also have a MEMU shed and will decongest the existing Mysuru Yard, facilitating running of more MEMU train services and long distance trains from Mysuru, improving both connectivity and tourism potential of the region. This will benefit the daily commuters as well as those travelling to long distance destinations.
During the programme, Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation the ‘Centre of Excellence for persons with communication disorders’ at the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH). It is equipped with state of the art laboratories and facilities for diagnosis, assessment and rehabilitation of persons with communication disorders.
PM’s programme on 21st June
On the occasion of 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY) on 21st June 2022, Prime Minister will participate along with thousands of participants in a Mass Yoga Demonstration at Mysore Palace ground, Mysuru. Integrating the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav with celebrations of 8th IDY, Mass Yoga demonstrations will also be organised at 75 iconic locations across the country under the leadership of 75 Union Ministers, along with the Yoga Demonstration by the Prime Minister at Mysore. The Yoga demonstrations will also be held by various educational, social, political, cultural, religious, corporate and other civil society organisations and will be attended by crores of people across the country.
Prime Minister’s Yoga programme at Mysuru is also part of the novel programme ‘Guardian Yoga Ring’ which is a collaborative exercise between 79 countries and United Nations organisations along with Indian Missions abroad to illustrate Yoga’s unifying power that surpasses National boundaries. As the sun apparently moves from the east to the west across the world, the Mass Yoga Demonstrations in the participating countries, if seen from any one point on Earth, will seem to be happening one after the other, almost in tandem, thus underlining the concept of ‘One Sun, One earth’. This innovative programme will be telecast live on DD India starting from 3 AM IST (telecast from Fiji) till 10 PM IST (telecast from San Francisco USA) on 21st, June 2022. As part of the programme, Prime Minister’s programme in Mysuru will be telecast live on DD India from 06:30 AM IST.
Since 2015, the International Day of Yoga (IDY) is celebrated worldwide on 21st June every year. The theme for this year’s Yoga day is “Yoga for Humanity”. The theme portrays how Yoga served humanity in alleviating suffering during Covid Pandemic.
Shri Amit Shah launched the logo of “Nandini Ksheera Samurdhi Sahakar Bank” and virtual inauguration of Souharda Sahakari Soudha
The Prime Minister of the country, Shri Narendra Modi, has taken a decision to separate the Cooperative Department in the year of Amrit Mahotsav of Independence
For many years, there was a demand of those working in the field of cooperative that the cooperative department in the Government of India should be separate and it should not be a part of the Agriculture Ministry
Modi ji has done a great job of supporting the cooperative movement and now in the Government of India this department will exclusively care about cooperatives
Since 1958, the recommendations of many committees regarding cooperatives were pending, we have cleared all the dust that had accumulated on the files
Within six months, the Government of India is going to convene a conference of all the cooperative ministers of the country for a radical change in the cooperative sector
Wherever the cooperative movement in the country has been successful, strong and fruitful, Karnataka ranks among the top few states
India’s first cooperative society was established in 1905 in a village in Gadag district of Karnataka and many people like Gandhiji, Sardar Patel, Dr. Tribhuvan Das Patel and Gadgil ji of Maharashtra worked to strengthen this movement
Today the cooperative movement has become strong and stands proudly in front of the cooperative movement of the whole world
If we look back on this journey that started from 1905, then Amul is a milk cooperative with a turnover of Rs. 60,000 crore, Lijjat Papad is a small organization formed by women to sell the brand in the country and exporting its product to 35 countries
IFFCO and KRIBHCO are both co-operatives, one of the largest fertilizer factories in the world, and Nandini is also the leading cooperative in Karnataka reaching Rs. 17,000 crore
Cooperatives have not only worked to strengthen agricultural activities, rural activities and rural development, but have also worked to give impetus to our economy
This not only gave impetus our economy, but the cooperative movement has also increased the income of the poor people by distributing the profit equally among all
All cooperative workers of Karnataka also must take a pledge that when the India will celebrate its Centenary of Independence then the role of cooperatives will have increased in every village of Karnataka, and that the movement will be transparent, trustworthy and will have made the cooperative movement’s role in alleviating poverty and agriculture and rural development very important
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has put the mission of creating prosperity before us and Modi ji has made many efforts to double the income of farmers
Karnataka State Soudharra Federation Cooperative Limited is a movement started to bring transparency in cooperatives and minimize government interference in cooperatives
Only Karnataka has created a separate bank for the milk markets, Modi ji has decided to give credit cards to milk producers and now Nandini Ksheera Samurdhi Sahakari Bank will give credit cards to all milk producers and will give a chance to cattle farmers to join them
Take forward this scheme of the Government of India through this bank to make all livestock farmers become self-reliant
We have to bring transparency in the cooperative sector, increase credibility, prevent corruption in the sector, bring transparency in cooperative elections, make
recruitment transparent and also the Government of India will approve use of GeM for cooperative in the coming days
This year the Finance Minister has announced a budget of more than Rs. 900 crore for the Ministry of Cooperation
Many income tax concessions for small cooperatives and benefits of about Rs. 8000 crores for cooperative sugar mills have been announced by Modi ji in this budget
In this era of Internet, the Government of India has also decided that it will completely computerizeof 60,000 PACS in the country
PACS, District Cooperative Banks, State Cooperative Banks and NABARD, will operate on the basis of the same software in agricultural credit and this software will be available in all Indian languages
We have given Rs. 55 crore for cooperative education and the Government of India is going to form a corpus for cooperative loan guarantees as well
For the National Cooperative Database, the Ministry of Cooperation is working under the leadership of Modi ji and we have progressed in the direction of creating a cooperative university and we will also present a new cooperative policy before 2023
Modi ji has provided many facilities to create a conducive environment and now it is the turn of workers of the cooperative sector to come forward to increase the credibility of the cooperative sector
The Ministry of Cooperation has divided the country into three parts from the cooperative point of view – the developed states, the developing states and the under developed states
By having a different strategy for these three, we are committed to take the cooperative movement to every village in the country and I am sure that the cooperative movement in Karnataka will take it as a challenge
Many people make fun of cooperative movement by calling it outdated, but today I want to place some figures before you, the cooperative sector gives 25% of the agricultural credit in the country, 35% of fertilizer distribution is done by the cooperative sector, 25% of the fertilizer is produced by cooperatives
Cooperative sugar production accounts for 31% of the total sugar production, 29% spindle production, milk production is more than 16% through the cooperative sector, more than 15 % wheat is procured by cooperative sector and more than 20% paddy, more than 21% fishermen’s business is done by cooperative societies
We should all set new goals in all these areas and a strategy should be devised at the state and country level to achieve these new goals
The Union Minister for Home and Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah, addressed the Karnataka Cooperative Conference as the Chief Guest at Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka today. Shri Amit Shah launched the logo of “Nandini Ksheera Samurdhi Sahakar Bank” and virtual inauguration of Souharda Sahakari Soudha. Many dignitaries including Union Minister Shri Pralhad Joshi and Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri Basavaraj Bommai were present.
In his address, the Union Home and Cooperation Minister said that wherever the cooperative movement in the country does well and is strong, it yields results and Karnataka comes in the top category in some such states. The cooperative movement of Karnataka is considered to be one of the oldest in the country. It is said that India’s first cooperative society was established in 1905 in a village in Gadag district of Karnataka and this movement was started by persons such as Gandhiji, Sardar Patel, Dr. Tribhuvan Das Patel and Gadgil of Maharashtra. These person worked to make the movement strong. Today, the cooperative movement stands proudly before the cooperative movements in the world. Looking back on this journey that started in 1905, a milk cooperative, called Amul, with a turnover of Rs.60,000 crore is there. A small organization formed by women is today exporting the brand of Lijjat Papad to 35 countries. IFFCO and KRIBHCO are both co-operatives, and are one of the largest fertilizer factories in the world. Now Nandini’s logo has been released and Nandini is also the main cooperative organization in Karnataka reaching 17,000 crore.
Shri Amit Shah said that cooperatives have not only worked to strengthen agricultural activities, rural activities and rural development, but has also worked to give impetus to our economy. This not only gave impetus to the economy, but the cooperative movement has worked to increase the income of the poor, by distributing profits equally among all. There is huge potential for the cooperative movement in the days ahead, but there are some challenges as well. If we do not face these challenges then we will not be able to hand over the cooperative movement to future generations.
The Union Home and Cooperation Minister said that this year is the year of the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence. The Prime Ministe, Shri Narendra Modi has decided that during the year of Amrit Mahotsav of Independence upto the Centenary year of independence, from 75th year to 100th year, the nation will celebrate this period as Amrit Kaal. This is the year of making a resolution and till the Centenary of Independence will be the period of fulfilment of this resolution. The people of India will have to make resolutions in every field. Karnataka’s cooperative movement is one of the successful cooperative movements of the nation and cooperative workers of Karnataka also have to take a pledge that when the country celebrates its 100th Year of Independence, at that time the role of cooperatives in every village of Karnataka, will be transparent, They willl make it dependable and will also make the cooperative movement mandatory in poverty alleviation and agriculture and rural development. If we decide on this, I am sure that when the Centenary of Independence is celebrated, we will find that cooperative movement of Karnataka is mentioned in golden letters.
Shri Amit Shah said that the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has placed the mission of creating prosperity through cooperatives. Shri Modi has made efforts to double the income of farmers, which includes FPOs, strengthening PACS, formation of the Ministry of Cooperation, strengthening fisheries and milk production. Shri Modi has put forward many measures to double the income of farmers. As the first ever minister of cooperation, I feel that the cooperative movement has a big role to play in achieving these targets.
The Union Minister for Cooperation said that today the virtual inauguration of the Karnataka State Soudharra Federation Cooperative Limited has taken place. This harmonious cooperative movement is a movement began to bring transparency in cooperatives and minimize government interference in cooperatives. Today, there are more than 5,000 societies with 62 lakh members and Souhardra has about Rs. 1,000 crore of share capital. This shows that when credibility increases, people can support the cooperative movement.
Shri Shah said that the logo of Nandini Ksheera Samurdhi Sahakari Bank has also been launched today. Only Karnataka has worked to create a separate bank for milk markets. Shri Modi has decided to give credit cards to milk producers and now Nandini Ksheera Samurdhi Sahakari Bank will give credit cards to all milk producers and provide an opportunity to livestock farmers to join them. This is a scheme the Government of India, take it forward and you can take this scheme forward through this bank to make all the livestock farmers self-reliant. There are many objectives of this bank. It will finance dairy development and processing activities at low interest rates, provide loans for both infrastructure and working capital and will also aid in the overall development of milk producers.
The Union Home and Cooperation Minister said that the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, took the decision to create a separate Ministry of Cooperation in the year of the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence. For many years, there was a demand from cooperatives that the Government of India should have a separate Ministry of Cooperation and that it should not be a part of the Agriculture Ministry. By accepting this requirement Shri Modi has supported the cooperative movement. The Ministry of Cooperation will now exclusively take care of the cooperative sector and it is a matter of pride for me that I have also been given the distinction of becoming the first cooperation minister. He said that since 1958, recommendations of many committees remained pending, we have removed the dust which had accumulated in files. Within six months, the Government of India will be convening a conference of all cooperative ministers to being a radical change in the cooperative sector.
Shri Amit Shah said transparency has to be brought into the cooperative sector, its credibility increased, corruption that has infiltrated in the sector should be stopped, transparency must be brought into the election process in cooperatives, recruitment must be made transparent and so also procurement. Also, in the coming days, the Government of India is going to approve the use of GeM for cooperatives as well. Through this, when cooperatives buy, then corruption will be zero, they will buy from the one who sells the cheapest online. But we have to bring all these things to the cooperative sector as part of self-discipline.
The Union Home and Cooperation Minister said that this year the Union Finance Minister of has announced a budget of more than Rs.900 crore for the Ministry of Cooperation. Many income tax concessions for small cooperatives and benefits of about Rs. 8,000 crore for cooperative sugar mills have been announced by Shri Modi in this budget through taxation measures. In the era of the Internet, the Government of India has also decided that there will be complete computerization of 60,000 PACS. PACS, District Cooperative Banks, State Cooperative Banks and NABARD, all four will run on the basis of the same software for agriculture credit and this software will be available in all Indian languages . Thereafter, the Ministry also wants to send a few legal reform suggestions to state governments for the revival those PACs which have gone into liquidation. We have allocated Rs. 55 crore for cooperative education and the Government of India is going to create a corpus for cooperative loan guarantees as well. The Ministry of Cooperation, Government of India is also working under the leadership of Shri Modi for creating a national cooperative database. We have also made good progress in the direction of establishing a cooperative university and we are also going to place a new cooperative policy before the cooperative sector before the end of 2023. He said Shri Modi has provided many facilities to create a conducive environment and now it is the responsibility of the cooperative sector. Cooperative sector workers have to come forward to enhance the credibility of the sector.
Shri Amit Shah said Ministry of Cooperation has divided the country into three parts. Developed states from the cooperative point of view, developing states from cooperative point of view and under developed states from cooperative point of view. By having a different strategy for these three parts, the Government is committed to take the cooperative movement to every village. I am sure that the cooperative movement in Karnataka will take this as a challenge and it will reach every village in of the state. He said today I want to convey that many people make fun of the cooperative movement. Those who make fun of the movement, call it outdated. Therefore, I want to place some figures before all of you. The cooperative sector provides 25 percent of the agricultural credit given in the country, 35 percent of fertilizer is distributed by the cooperative sector, 25 percent of fertilizer production, 31 percent of sugar production, 29 percent of milk production, more than 16 percent of milk is procured by the cooperative sector, more than 15 percent of wheat is procured by the cooperative sector and more than 20 percent of paddy is procured by the sector and business generated through fisheries is more than 21percent. We all should set new goals in all these areas and strategies should be formulated at the state and country level to achieve these new goals.