Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated on Sunday the Tamil Nadu farmers over record food grain production and recommended them to remember the mantra of ‘per drop more crop’ iterating about how it will be a help to the future generations.
Modi laid the foundation stone of several key projects in Tamil Nadu. While addressing the inauguration ceremony, Modi said, “I want to appreciate farmers of Tamil Nadu for record grain production and good use of water resources. For thousands of years, this is Anicut canal has been a lifeline to the rice bowl. The Grand Anicut ia a living testimony of our glorious past. From Chennai today we begin key infrastructure projects which are symbols of innovation and indigenous development. These projects will further the growth of Tamil Nadu.”
PM Modi further added, “This programme is special because we lay the foundation modernise 636 kilometres long Anicut Canal. The impact is going to be very good. It will improve the irrigation facilities for 2.27 lakh acres of land. Districts of Tanjore and Pudhukottai will be benefit.”
During the ceremony, PM Modi cited the words of Tamil poet Avvaiyar saying, “Whenever water level rise, cultivation rises, people prosper and state prospers. We have to do whatever we can do to conserve water. This is not only a national issue. It is a global subject. Always remember the mantra of per drop more crop. This will help future generations.”
Modi also expressed his gratitude to the people of Chennai fir giving him such a warm welcome. He said, “I thank the people of Chennai for the warm welcome they have give today. The city is full of energy and enthusiasm. This is the city of knowledge and creativity.”