Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 'Pashu Arogya Mela', a mega animal fair; a newly-constructed gaushala
(cowshed); and laid the foundation for toilet units as part of his pet project, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, in Shahanshahpur on the second day of his visit to Varanasi. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also part of the launch. PM Modi addressed a gathering of farmers.
Here are the live updates from Day 2 of PM Modi's visit to Varanasi:
Swachhata is worship for me, says PM Modi
'Aim to double farmers' income by 2022'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that as he has grown up in Gujarat, he knows the importance of cattle in a farmer's life and added that his government will help raise dairy production in UP the way it raised production in Gujarat. "It is our aim to double the income of farmers by 2022," he said.
'Swachhata' has to become 'Swabhav', says PM Modi
Stressing on the importance of cleanliness, the PM said that 'Swachhata' has to become 'Swabhav' - it is our collective responsibility to keep our nation clean. He also said that doubling of farmers' income is an area in which significant work is being done.
'Politicians only work for gains but we are different'
PM Modi said politicians only do things to gain profit but his government has different values. "For us nothing is bigger than the country," he said.
Prime Minister Modi addresses farmers in Uttar Pradesh. Says focusing on the health of cattle would solve a lot of issues of the farmers.