Modi rues poor air connectivity to Surat
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 18:31
Surat: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he has taken up the issue of poor air connectivity to Surat to the Centre but to no avail.

"I have written to the Centre on many occasions for better flight connectivity to the city of Surat. I told them this highly industrial city has vast potential of development due to diamond and other industries. But I do not know why whenever they hear 'G' of Gujarat, they get electric shock," he said at Gujarat Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council function here.

Modi advised Gujarati entrepreneurs to buy diamond mines abroad and create global brands.

Presenting awards to successful entrepreneurs at the function, he regretted that domestic diamond industry has to depend on other countries for raw materials.

Modi also emphasised on enhancing skills of diamond cutters and polishers.

The Centre should formulate policies to encourage entrepreneurship in the field of diamond trade, he said.


First Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 18:31

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