Poverty Has Neither Caste, Nor Religion, Says Gadkari

Chandrapur (Maha), Dec 10: Urging people neither to depend on God nor the government to change their economic conditions, BJP national president Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that consistent efforts, self confidence, latest techniques, leadership
poverty has neither caste nor religion says...
PTI December 10, 2011 8:53 IST

Chandrapur (Maha), Dec 10: Urging people neither to depend on God nor the government to change their economic conditions, BJP national president Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that consistent efforts, self confidence, latest techniques, leadership qualities and honesty can bring in results. 

“There is no pre-requisite for any kind of achievement in life as any common person could become a Sachin Tendulkar or Amitabh Bachchan, provided if one is determined not to give - up. One, who converts problems into opportunities shall move ahead,” he stressed.

He was speaking on ‘Challenges before Farmers and Youth' during a programme organised by Yuva Shakti Sanghatana at Chimur in the district on evening.

“Poverty neither has a caste nor a religion. But more and more people, especially the peasants and rural youths in our country, are feeling the impact of the ever rising inflation, as there are hardly any job opportunities around,” he said.

“Farmers are facing hardships as they are deprived of both minimum support price (MSP) for their farm products and also because of poor irrigation facilities here. The government's existing policy has forced the farmers to commit suicides and lack of employment opportunities has added to the disappointment of the youths,” said Gadkari. 

“There is an urgent need to focus on resolving the problems of farmers and youth in Vidarbha. And there is also a need for the good people to come into politics so that people-centric policies are adopted,” Gadkari said. 

He said farmers should go for cash-crops like sugarcane instead of depending on the government for support price and adopt simple techniques of water conservation. 

Noted social worker Dr Vikas Amte chaired the programme, while another noted social worker and trustee of Vanrai organisation, Girish Gandhi was the chief guest.

BJP State President Sudhir Mungatiwar was also present.

 
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