New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dedicated 35 crop varieties with special traits to the nation. During the virtual conference programme, the Prime Minister said that science and technology are being used on priority to combat the challenges in the agriculture sector. He added that the growth of agriculture parallel with technology is imperative for the growth of India’s economy.
Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated the newly constructed campus of the National Institute of Biotic Stress Management Raipur.
India recorded 18,795 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours and saw less than 20,000 fresh infections for the first time in 201 days, the health ministry informed on Tuesday (September 28) morning. With this, the country’s active count has come down to 2,92,206, which is also the lowest in 192 days. India also registered 26,030 recoveries and 179 deaths between Monday and Tuesday morning.
Later in the day, the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will review and inspect the Zojila and Z-Morh tunnel projects.