PM Narendra Modi bats for saving environment, launches Mudra scheme in Jharkhand

PM Narendra Modi bats for saving environment, launches Mudra scheme in Jharkhand
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  • The PM lays emphasis on sanitation, says people needed to inculcate a habit of cleanliness in order to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi's dream of a clean India. 
  • Reminding people about Gandhi's focus on Khadi, Modi urges them to buy the fabric. "When sales of Khadi increase, the poor benefit."
  • Referring to stories of exploitation by moneylenders in the region, Modi underlines his government's commitment towards the poor and spoke of its aim to ensure banking facilities for them. "Opening the doors of banks was not enough for us. We want the poor to make use of the facilities the banks have to offer. We are empowering people for whom the doors of banks were shut, the people who never imagined they'd be free from the clutches of 'sahukars' (money lenders)," Modi says.
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  • "When the environment is conserved, who will be the happiest? Mahatma Gandhi, who always spoke about caring for the nature and made no compromise on the issue of protecting environment," says the PM.
  • The Prime Minister inaugurates Mudra Mega Credit Camp.
  • PM Modi arrives at Dumka in the Santhal Pargana region of Jharkhand. 
  • The PM concludes the speech.
  • Bapu was also a barrister and was committed to justice. So, I am happy to inaugurate the solar plant in a judicial compound: PM
  • Stressing on the need to protect the environment, Modi says: "The green environment you see is not given by us. It was left by our forefathers and we, too, should protect this sacred environment and greenery for our next generation. We have to protect the environment through awareness."
  • Till now, the discussion was about megawatt, now we are discussing about gigawatt, which has surprised the world leaders, says Modi citing his recent interaction with world leaders at the United Nations.
  • Like solar energy, we also need to focus on energy conservation. We can't use up all our resources, we must think about the future: PM Modi
  • Do you want to save money? Think of using LED bulbs: PM
  • Kochi airport is the first solar-powered airport in the world. The new corridor on the Faridabad metro line is also solar-powered: PM Modi
  • This is the best tribute to Gandhiji. Bapu fought his entire life to get justice for the poor. On his birth anniversary, a court is being connected with solar energy. This is a very good initiative​: PM
  • Modi recalls that judges of district courts had once told him that lack of power in court premises hampers the hearing of cases and was a reason behind the pendency and delay in delivery of justice. "I was shocked to realise that districts courts are deprived of basic amenities like power even after 60 years of independence. The judges of Jharkhand found a solution to it here and this court will now run with solar energy. Today it has become the first district court in the country to run with solar energy."
  • Referring to the 180 KW Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic system which he inaugurated today, Modi says that if Gujarat or Rajasthan think of solar energy, people will say that it is comprehensible as the two states have no coal, but when Jharkhand, which is rich in coal, does so, it is noticed and the world gets a message from it.
  • India will contribute towards protecting the environment: PM 
  • Our heritage, culture, ancestors never permitted the exploitation of nature and natural resources: PM Modi in Jharkhand
  • I want to tell the whole world, as a representative of 125 crore people, that India is not to be blamed for the "sin" of environment degradation. 
  • The whole world is worried about global warming and climate change, says the PM.
  • In a way, I have snatched this opportunity (to inaugurate). I decided to come here because October 02 is my inspiration. Mahatma Gandhi is my inspiration. Gandhiji was a big supporter of environment protection: PM
  • You must be wondering why have I come to inaugurate a 185 KW rooftop solar plant at a district court in Jharkhand, says the PM.
  • Gandhi lived a simple life, says the PM.
  • India emphatically celebrated victory in the 1965 war recently, says Modi. 
  • Today is October 02, the birth anniversary of great people like Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri: Modi
  • The PM begins his address in Jharkhand.
  • PM Modi inaugurates first solar-powered civil court in Jharkhand's Khunti district.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Jharkhand's Khunti to inaugurate a 180 KW rooftop solar plant at the district court.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Rajghat, pays his respects to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on his birth anniversary. He will now embark on his visit to Jharkhand and Bihar.​
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  • Modi will be back in the capital by evening to attend "Safaigiri Awards" event organised by a media group.
  • A Bharatiya Janata Party release said earlier that Modi will address a public meeting at Banka in poll-bound Bihar on Friday.
  • A PMO release said that the Prime Minister will visit Jharkhand's Khunti where he will inaugurate a 180 KW rooftop solar plant at the district court. He will later inaugurate a mega credit camp under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana at Bihar's Dumka.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Rajghat on Friday morning to pay his respects to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on his birth anniversary before visiting Jharkhand and Bihar.