Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the entire Northeast can become a huge hub for organic farming.
“Like Sikkim, the entire Northeast can become a huge hub for organic farming. Organic farming can become a huge movement in the Northeast, if it is made a global identity and dominates the global market,” said Modi while delivering the inaugural address of the 95th annual plenary session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) through video conferencing.
He said the government’s current cluster based approach to local produce will provide opportunity for all.
“Clusters associated with these will be developed in the districts, blocks in which they are born. Along with this, clusters will also be made for bamboo and organic products,” Modi added.
Referring to the war against the COVID-19 pandemic, Modi said India is putting up a brave front along with the entire world.
“The country is also facing various other problems arising out of disasters like locust attacks, hailstorms, oil rig fires, series of mini earthquakes and two cyclones, but that the nation is fighting these problems in unison,” he said.
The Prime Minister said such difficult times have made India more resolute.
He said determination, will power and unity are the strength of the nation which makes the country to fight all the crises.
“Any crisis provides us (India) with an opportunity to turn it into a turning point to build a self- reliant India (AatmaNirbhar Bharat),” Prime Minister Modi added.
Modi also emphasized to make India free from single use plastic.
He urged the industry to take advantage of the opportunity further.
He also said that approaches of people centric, people driven and planet friendly development have now become a part of governance in the country.
“Our technological interventions are also compatible with the idea of people, planet and profit,” Modi said.