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Purnea region of Bihar, inspiration for people across country: Modi

Purnea region of Bihar, inspiration for people across country: Modi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 Feb 2020, 04:22 pm

New Delhi/UNI: Saying that new India is not willing to tag along with old approach, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Purnia in Bihar is an inspiration for people across the country as the women of this region chose a different path of farming.

“Our sisters and mothers of New India are going ahead and grasping the challenges hands on thus setting a pace for a positive transformation in the entire society. The region of Purnia in Bihar is an inspiration for people across the country,” he said.

This area has been grappling with the havoc caused by floods for decades together.

“In this backdrop, it has been very difficult to do farming and mobilize other sources of income. But under these very circumstances, some women of Purnia chose a different path,” he said.

During his programme he said earlier the women of Purnia used to cultivate cocoons from silkworms obtained from Mulberry trees, and received very nominal price for their produce, while merchants who bought this raw silk made huge profits by spinning it into silk yarn.

“Today, the women of Purnia have taken a new initiative that has changed the entire scenario. These women formed mulberry-production co-operatives with assistance from the Government. After that, they spun silk yarn from the cocoons, and also started getting saris made with those threads. You will be surprised to know that the very cocoons were sold for a nominal amount earlier; saris made from them are fetching thousands of rupees now,” the Prime Minister said.

The Didis of the 'Adarsh Jeevika Mahila Mulberry Production Group' have performed miracles that are being witnessed across many villages.

“The Farmer Didis of many villages of Purnia are not only getting saris produced, but are also selling them in big fairs by putting up their own stalls - an example of how today's women fortified with new power, new thinking are achieving new targets,” he added.

Purnea region of Bihar, inspiration for people across country: Modi

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