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PM Narendra Modi in Gujarat: 'No village in India will be without electricity by next year'

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Addressed The Summit, And Said, The 21st Century Will Not Only Be Asia's Century Alone, It Will Belong Equally To Both Asia And Africa.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 23 May 2017, 03:25:20 PM

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attended the annual meeting of African Development Bank, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley addressed the summit, and said," The 21st century will not only be Asia's Century alone, it will belong equally to both Asia and Africa."

Here are the Live updates: 

#10:49 AM

By next year, no village in India will be without electricity: PM

#10:48 AM

We have made unprecedented increase in capital investment in infra covering Railways,Highways, power & gas pipeline: PM Modi -ANI

#10:45 AM

Our aim is that India must be an engine of growth as well as an example in climate-friendly development in the years to come: PM -PMO

#10:42 AM

By paying subsidies directly to the poor rather than indirectly through price concessions, we have achieved large fiscal savings: PM- PMO

# 10:41AM

Our challenges also include ensuring our rural communities have access to finance, building infrastructure: PM-PMO

#10:40 AM

Many of the challenges we face are the same: uplifting our farmers and the poor, empowering women: PM-PMO

# 10:38 AM

We are encouraged by the response of African countries to the International Solar Alliance initiative: PM-PMO

# 10:35 AM

From 1996 to 2016, Africa accounted for nearly one-fifth of Indian overseas direct investments: PM Modi- PMO

#10:34 AM

Africa-India trade multiplied in last 15 years. It doubled in the last 5 years to reach nearly seventy-two billion US dollars in 2014-15: PM Modi-PMO

#10:31 AM

India’s partnership with Africa is based on a model of cooperation which is responsive to the needs of African countries: PM -PMO

#10:27 AM

I am proud to say that there is no country in Africa that has not been visited by an Indian Minister in the last three years: PM -PMO

# 10:26 AM 

After assuming office in 2014, I have made Africa a top priority for India’s foreign and economic policy: PM Modi -PMO

#10:25 AM

India has had strong ties with Africa from centuries: PM Modi

#10:24 AM

Mahatma Gandhi, another Gujarati, perfected his tools of non-violence in South Africa: PM Modi-ANI 

#10:20 AM: 

As an Indian and a Gujarati, I am very happy that this meeting is being held in India and in Gujarat: PM Modi

# 9:44 AM

There is an increasing possibility of disruption in global economy due to the inward looking policies of some advanced countries-Jaitley-ANI

# 9:40 AM

With the changing global landscape for agriculture and food security, India and Africa can emerge as key partners in these areas: Jaitley-ANI

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First Published : 23 May 2017, 09:29:00 AM