Nation is moving fast towards positive changes: Union Minister of Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that the country is moving towards positive changes. The current scenario of India has changed, within the country and at the world level. Today we have the capability of making our nation strong in every respect. Shri Tomar said this at India Chem-2022 (12th Biennial International Conference and Exhibition, Vision-2030 – Role of Chemicals and Petrochemicals in Building India), organized by the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and FICCI, here today.

The Minister further said that with coordination we can achieve our goals in a given period in all areas. Government, farmers, and industry all have the same aim that our work should bring positive results. This will help the country to move forward. He said that the big economies of the world have not yet recovered from the impact of Covid, but still our country’s economy is strong. The reason for this is the timely steps taken under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The central government made many efforts one after the other for other industries including MSMEs and also for agriculture and the common poor man. Work was done to make vaccines on time, injecting the economy with schemes like PLI. Shri Tomar said with reference to the primacy of agriculture in India that the nature of any person and the country never changes. If we want to move forward, then we have to move forward according to our basic instinct. Agriculture and the agricultural economy is the strength of India. Agriculture should be profitable, production-productivity should increase, chemical-fertilizer should be used properly, awareness about soil health should increase, all this is necessary for the holistic development of agriculture. There was a time when only the availability of fertilizers and seeds or the creation of irrigation facilities was considered necessary for agriculture. Seed sellers used to think of seeds, Fertilizers seller used to see their own benefits but now when we think about the agriculture sector, then there is a need to think holistically. When this happens, everyone benefits from it. Farmers will be benefitted and the country will also get more employment opportunities. The Government of India has been working in this direction for the last eight years under the leadership of the Prime Minister.

Union Minister Shri Tomar said that the problems regarding the registration of pesticides were rectified after deliberation and review. The government is constantly trying to remove all such obstacles and problems. We all know that Prime Minister Shri Modi give emphasis on Ease of Doing. We will try our best to resolve all the hurdles faced by the industry, and the conclusions that will come in the deliberations of this conference. Shri Tomar said that all should join together, cooperate with each other, and move forward so that when India celebrates 100 years of independence, then we should get the pride of being citizens of a developed India. A strong and capable India should be handed over to the next generation. If we discharge the role that we all have, then we will definitely achieve this goal.

Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Bhagwant Khuba and Secretary Shri Arun Baroka, Agriculture Secretary Shri Manoj Ahuja and representatives of various industries also expressed their views in the conference.



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Our nation needs to be self-sufficient to realize the India of Mahatma Gandhiji’s dream, there is no alternative to industrialization: Narayan Rane

Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises

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Our nation needs to be self-sufficient to realize the India of Mahatma Gandhiji’s dream, there is no alternative to industrialization: Narayan Rane

Sevagram Industrial Area will be modernized in the next 2.5 years

Sevagram Ashram and Wardha district to get a new identity as a tourist hub

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Union Minister for MSME Narayan Rane asserted that our nation needs to be self-sufficient to realize the India of Mahatma Gandhiji’s dream and there is no alternative to industrialization to achieve this goal. He was addressing the inauguration function of Sevagram Industrial Area Festival organized by Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Industrialization in Wardha, on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. Union Minister of State for MSME, Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Secretary B. B. Swain, Joint Secretary of the Ministry and Development Commissioner Shailesh Kumar Singh also attended the function.

The Union minister said that it was from this Sevagram Ashram of Wardha that Mahatma Gandhi had appealed all to go back to the village, by which he meant the complete development of villages. Sevagram Industrial Zone is created  to generate employment through agriculture and village industry. Rane said, the MSME Ministry has formed a committee to modernize this industrial sector and this sector will be modernized in the next 2.5 years.

He said that it is necessary to convince the world about the importance of khadi and a large industrial sector can be created for the same. He said that there is also a huge opportunity for tourism business in the country. Accordingly, more efforts are needed to give a new identity to Sevagram Ashram and Wardha district as a tourist center and the Union government is committed to this. Stating that many large-scale development works are going on in various places in the country, he said that the citizens should come forward and take advantage of this development.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister of State for MSME, Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma said that MSME have greatly contributed to the progress of the nation. He said that the MSME Idea fund launched on March 10, 2022 is getting great response and so far 287 ideas and 1196 trademarks have been registered. He informed that a technology center will be set up at Butibori MIDC in Nagpur and local youth will benefit hugely from it.

B.B.Swain, Secretary, MSME informed that the workshop organized today is based on the contribution of village industries in the creation of a self-reliant India. He said that the speakers from various national level organizations will guide this workshop.

Earlier today, Rane visited the Sevagram Ashram in Wardha and paid tributes to the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi by placing floral wreaths. He also started a cleanliness campaign, visited a Covid – 19 vaccination camp and participated in a tree plantation programme.



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Canada – Canada and Dene Nation announce pilot program for Dene-led housing solutions

Northern, remote and Indigenous communities in Canada face unique housing and infrastructure needs.

May 9, 2022 — Yellowknife, Treaty 8 Territory, Northwest Territories — Government of Canada and Dene Nation

Northern, remote and Indigenous communities in Canada face unique housing and infrastructure needs. The Government of Canada is working with partners to build and renovate housing that meets community needs, based on local priorities. 

Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, along with Dene National Chief Gerald Antoine, announced support for Dene communities through a new pilot project that will advance community-led housing solutions.

The Government of Canada is providing $200,000 a year over three years to the Dene Nation to create a Housing and Infrastructure Secretariat that will support and coordinate housing-related initiatives benefiting Dene peoples. This pilot project will allow Dene communities to propose solutions that reflect their unique needs, secure federal housing funding, and support the Dene Nation Strategic Housing Plan. 

In addition, Canada provided $135,000 through Indigenous Services Canada’s Community Infrastructure and Housing program for the purchase of a modular unit at Kátł’odeeche First Nation as part of the Dene Nation’s Strategic Housing Plan. These measures will support ongoing housing efforts in the Northwest Territories, while providing the Dene Nation with a foundation for future collaboration to address housing challenges.

“Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home, no matter where they live. Northern and Indigenous partners have the local knowledge and expertise to implement housing plans that work for them. This federal government will not impose a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, because we know that does not work. We are proud to partner with the Dene Nation for this pilot program. Through continued collaboration, communities are creating and implementing new housing solutions that meet their needs.”

The Honourable Daniel Vandal, P.C., M.P.

Minister of Northern Affairs 

“Our home, on the land, has always been the foundation that enriches the quality of our way of life. The Dene Nation acknowledges that there are many areas in housing that require our immediate attention. Through the support of the Housing Secretariat project, we look forward to seeking meaningful engagements with the many levels of government involved in the housing crisis in Denendeh. This must be done in alignment with the needs and values of our leadership and our Dene families.”

Chief Gerald Antoine

Dene Nation

“Supporting solutions as prioritized by northern and Indigenous partners like the Dene Nation will build healthier, safer and more prosperous Northern communities. Together, we will continue to work to respond to northern and Indigenous housing needs.”

Michael McLeod

MP, Northwest Territories

The Government of Canada is providing a total of $600,000 in funding over three years to support the Dene Nation’s Dene Nation Housing Secretariat project. Canada also provided $135,000 for the purchase of the modular unit at Kátł’odeeche First Nation. 

Targeted supports to Indigenous communities represent another important step towards improving the well-being of Northerners in the spirit of reconciliation. This funding also demonstrates overall progress on commitments to support the self-determination of Indigenous communities.

In May 2021, a Dene Nation Chiefs Housing Advisory Committee representing regions across Denendeh was created to provide advice to develop key housing policies and guidance to help ensure that the unique rights, interests and perspectives of Dene peoples are acknowledged, affirmed, and implemented in the Northwest Territories.

In Budget 2021, the Government of Canada made historic investments to address infrastructure and housing needs, including $18 million for northern Indigenous communities in the Northwest Territories, including Dene communities that have historically not received investments. 

Budget 2021 also made other important investments for the North and Arctic to support the Government of the Northwest Territories’ most urgent and immediate housing and infrastructure priorities, including $25 million to address critical housing needs and support the construction of new public housing units across the territory.

Budget 2022, announced on April 7, proposes further investments in northern housing, including $60 million over two years to support affordable housing and related infrastructure in the Northwest Territories, allowing partners to continue to advance their most immediate and pressing housing and infrastructure needs.

Building on more than $2.7 billion to support housing in Indigenous communities since 2015, Budget 2022 proposes $4.3 billion over seven years to improve and expand Indigenous housing in Canada, which includes $2.4 billion over five years to support First Nations housing on reserves.

Kyle Allen

Press Secretary

Office of the Honourable Daniel Vandal

Minister of Northern Affairs


Leanne Goose

Arts, Culture, Communications and Community Engagement

Dene Nation 


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PM dedicates to the nation K. K. Patel Super Speciality Hospital in Bhuj

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation K. K. Patel Super Speciality Hospital in Bhuj, Gujarat today via video conferencing. The hospital has been built by Shree Kutchi Leva Patel Samaj, Bhuj. Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel was among those present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister appreciated that leaving the devastation caused by the earthquake behind, the people of Bhuj and Kutch are now writing a new destiny for this region with their hard work. “Today many modern medical services exist in this area.In this series, Bhuj is getting a modern, super specialty hospital today”, the Prime Minister said. This hospital is the first charitable super speciality hospital of the region which will act as guarantee of quality medical treatment for people of Kutch along with lakhs of soldiers, par military personnel and traders,  the Prime Minister informed.

The Prime Minister elaborated that better health facilities are not limited only to the treatment of disease, they also encourage social justice. “When cheap and best treatment is available to the poor, his faith in the system is strengthened. If they get freedom from the worry of the cost of treatment, they work hard to get out of poverty with more determination”, the Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister explained that in past years, all the schemes of the health sector have been implemented with this thought behind them.

Ayushman Bharat scheme has been instrumental in saving lakhs of crore rupees every year in the treatment of poor and middle class families along withJanaushadhi Yojana. Health and Wellness centres and campaigns such as the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Scheme are helping to make treatment accessible to all.

Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission is expanding the facilities for the patients. Modern and critical healthcare infrastructure has been developed through the Ayushman Health Infrastructure Mission in the district andbeing taken up to the block level. Hospital are being constructed in every district. Similarly, AIIMS are being established. Medical Colleges are expanding medical education and the country is likely to get record number of doctors in next 10 years.

Shifting to Gujarati, the Prime Minister said that ‘a situation has reached neither can I leave Kutch nor can Kutch leave me’. He talked about the recent expansion of medical infrastructure and education in Gujarat. He said today there are 9 AIIMS, more than three dozen medical colleges, up from 9 colleges earlier. Medical seats have increased from 1100 to 6000. Rajkot AIIMs has gone functional, and Civil Hospital Ahmedabad is getting 1500 bed  infrastructure for mother and child care, he informed. Facilities for cardiology and dialysis have grown manifold.

Shri Modi, reiterated his focus on preventive approach to health and requested to keep the emphasis on cleanliness, exercise and Yoga going. He also emphasized importance of good diet, clean water and nutrition. He asked the Kutch region to celebrate Yoga day at a grand scale. He also asked the Patel community to promote Kutch  festival abroad and increase the number of foreign tourists for the same. He also reiterated his call for 75 Amrit sarovars in every district.

Hospital in Bhuj will make good quality healthcare accessible to people at affordable price.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 15, 2022

भूकंप से मची तबाही को पीछे छोड़कर भुज और कच्छ के लोग अब अपने परिश्रम से इस क्षेत्र का नया भाग्य लिख रहे हैं।

आज इस क्षेत्र में अनेक आधुनिक मेडिकल सेवाएं मौजूद हैं।

इसी कड़ी में भुज को आज एक आधुनिक, सुपर स्पेशियलिटी अस्पताल मिल रहा है: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 15, 2022

बेहतर स्वास्थ्य सुविधाएं सिर्फ बीमारी के इलाज तक ही सीमित नहीं होती हैं, ये सामाजिक न्याय को प्रोत्साहित करती हैं।

जब किसी गरीब को सस्ता और उत्तम इलाज सुलभ होता है, तो उसका व्यवस्था पर भरोसा मज़बूत होता है: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 15, 2022

इलाज के खर्च की चिंता से गरीब को मुक्ति मिलती है तो वो निश्चिंत होकर गरीबी से बाहर निकलने के लिए परिश्रम करता है: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 15, 2022

बीते सालों में हेल्थ सेक्टर की जितनी भी योजनाएं लागू की गई हैं, उनकी प्रेरणा यही सोच है।

आयुष्मान भारत योजना और जनऔषधि योजना से हर साल गरीब और मिडिल क्लास परिवारों के लाखों करोड़ रुपए इलाज में खर्च होने से बच रहे हैं: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 15, 2022

देश के हर जिले में मेडिकल कॉलेज के निर्माण का लक्ष्य हो या फिर मेडिकल एजुकेशन को सबकी पहुंच में रखने के प्रयास, इससे आने वाले 10 सालों में देश को रिकॉर्ड संख्या में नए डॉक्टर मिलने वाले हैं: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 15, 2022



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Canada – First ever First Nation Health Ombudsperson’s Office to be created in Saskatchewan

Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) along with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced today that the FSIN will be establishing the first ever First Nations Health Ombudsperson’s Office in the province of Saskatchewan. Indigenous Services Canada is providing $1.17 million to support this work.

February 22, 2022 — Saskatoon, Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatchewan — Indigenous Services Canada 

Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) along with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced today that the FSIN will be establishing the first ever First Nations Health Ombudsperson’s Office in the province of Saskatchewan. Indigenous Services Canada is providing $1.17 million to support this work.

The First Nations Health Ombudsperson’s office will ensure First Nations have a point of contact where they feel safe to be able to report incidents of discrimination when accessing health care services in Saskatchewan. The Ombudsperson Office’s team of advocates will work with individuals and their families to bring systemic concerns to the attention of federal and provincial health organizations for resolution. The Office will also assist in determining options to resolve conflicts or concerns for overall system change improvements.

Until now, Indigenous peoples who have faced racial discrimination when seeking health services in the province have had little to no recourse in addressing problematic and challenging experiences. Establishing the First Nations Health Ombudsperson’s Office is one important step of many to improve supports and accountability in Canada’s health care systems. 

Addressing anti-Indigenous racism in our health care systems is work that needs to be done across the country. Recognizing Indigenous Knowledge, ensuring cultural safety and supporting Indigenous-led health services are central to achieving this goal. 

The Government of Canada will continue to work with Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners across the country to ensure that First Nations, Inuit and Métis have recourse – no matter where they seek services – when they experience instances of racism and discrimination in our health systems.

“This is just one important step of many needed in addressing anti-Indigenous racism and discrimination in health care. The creation of the First Nation Health Ombudsperson’s Office will help to ensure First Nations in Saskatchewan have a voice in any services they receive, as well as a venue to formally address and resolve concerns and complaints where change is needed. Indigenous peoples have the right to access health care services free from discrimination or racism – and that is exactly why our government is supporting the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations in this important work.”

The Honourable Patty Hajdu

Minister of Indigenous Services

“This is a positive step forward and we are proud of the hard work that has taken place to ensure this important initiative is available to our First Nations people in the province. There has been a long history of negative, and sometimes tragic, interactions between First Nations people and health care providers or hospitals. The First Nation Health Ombudsperson’s Office will make sure that our people have someone to turn to when they feel discriminated against or when they need help, advocacy, or simply, cultural understanding and assistance.” 

Chief Bobby Cameron

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations

Alison Murphy

Press Secretary

Office of the Honourable Patty Hajdu

Minister of Indigenous Services

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