North East is a priority for government, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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"In order to highlight the government's achievements under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a series of dialogue programmes would be held in 900 cities across the country between May 26 and June 15", Irani said.

"The quake had devastated the Kutch district in 2001, but the courage of the people made it walk again, resurrected it", Prime Minister Modi said, while addressing the crowd.

Irani said a "Jan Ki Baat" programme has also been arranged so that the people can share their messages with the Prime Minister directly.

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With just two years to go before Lok Sabha elections, the party has drawn up travel plans for 450 of its leaders, including union ministers and chief ministers, from May 26, the day the government completes three years. During the occasion, the Union ministers will hold media briefings on the Modi government's achievements on May 27 and 28.

The Prime Minister said that the Chabahar port, being developed with Indian participation in Iran, would further spur the growth of Kandla Port.

"The success in agriculture needs to be extended to eastern India and scientific and technological interventions are required to make this a reality", said Modi, adding that "The population is increasing but the land is not going to increase". Modi reached Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar for night halt and will formally inaugurate annual meeting of African Development Bank on Tuesday before heading back to Delhi. He was addressing a gathering in Kutch district after laying the foundation stone for a slew of developmental projects of KPT. Talking about the Kandla port, PM Modi said that Kandla port has become one of the best ports in Asia. He will lay the foundation stone of infrastructure projects worth Rs, . This is third and last pumping station on the 357-km Kutch Branch Canal, which takes off from the Narmada main canal in Banaskantha district and ends in Mandvi taluka of Kutch. This visit by PM Modi will be his fourth visit to his home state in the year 2017. "Deendayal stood for the poor.(so this name change) will inspire us to work for the poor, suppressed section of society", he said.

On April 7, he had visited Botad to inaugurate the phase II of the state government's ambitious Sauni project.

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