AHMEDABAD: Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that Gujarat will take on the responsibility of providing power to the entire country in the next two years.
"Gujarat has taken several initiatives in the power sector. Considering the way Gujarat is moving, the state will be in a position to provide power to all states in two years with a power generation capacity of 7,000 MW from the present 4,000 MW," Modi said, while addressing 600 women delegates of 100 public sector units (PSUs) at the Forum of Women in Public Sector (WIPS) held at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A).
Modi called for women's empowerment in the decision-making process for the progress of the nation. He said that 50% of the people's power comprise women and engaging them in the decision-making process would lend fresh impetus to the nation's progress.
Modi also told the gathering that he wished all conferences for women are held in Gujarat as they are known to be the market drivers. "Women are known to be the market drivers and Gujarat is known for its textile. If women come to the state to attend conferences, they will certainly shop," Modi said