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What Narendra Modi’s home district, Mehsana is known for?

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Vivek Kumar
Vivek Kumar
Media consultant for the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India. Associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

PM Narendra Modi belongs to a district called, Mehsana located in the North Gujarat. It is one of the important business districts of Gujarat. From agriculture and dairy farm, Mehsana has important business avenues like ONGC, too. It also many tourist attractions. The literacy ration is quite high in the district. Mehsana has a great political significance for the BJP.

Milk:

The district is known for its local “Mehsani” breed of buffaloes. These buffaloes are most milk producing among all buffalo categories.

The Mehsana District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd., is popularly known as Dudhsagar Dairy. Dudhsagar Dairy is the largest dairy in Asia, processing on an average 1.41 million kilograms of milk each day. It has established a network for procuring milk from 4,500,000 milk producers through 1150 village milk cooperatives.

Dudhsagar dairy  provides 10 lacs liters of milk to Delhi daily through trains and its two satellite diary plants. These two satellite plants are located in Dharuhera industrial estate and Manesar.

Oil and natural gas:

Established in November 1967, the Mehsana fields are one of the highest onshore-producing asset of the ONGC. Covering an area of 6000 km2 with 28 fields in 2007–2008. Mehsana also has 1311 oil wells and 16 gas wells producing 5800 tonnes per day.

Spices:

Mehsana district’s town Unjha is known as the biggest spices and oil seed market of Asia. The APMC market of Unjha is the place where all farmers and traders from states like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Saurashtra come to trade and sell spices and oil seeds like cumin seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, dill seeds, ajwain seeds, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, coriander seeds etc.

The annual volume of total trade is $ 353203384.33 (USD) for the financial year 2012-2013. It export spices in countries such as USA, Germany, Central America, New Zealand, Portugal, Poland, and European countries.

Sun Temple:

A Modhera Sun Temple is one of the two most important sun temples in the country is located in Modhera village.

Politics:

In 1984, the BJP won only two Lok Sabha seats in the elections. Even A.B. Vajpeyee and all leaders lost these elections. Mehsana gave a seat to BJP.

Hindutva Laboratory:

Mehsana is knowns a Hindutva laboratory. This district sets a tone for any political party to win elections.

Education:

Mehsana has an average literacy rate of 84.26%, higher than the national average. Male literacy is 91.88%, and female literacy is 76.12%.

Meshana is known for its science and math education. A majority of math and science teachers in Gujarat are from Mehsana districts. Also thousands of doctors and engineers are working in various countries from this district.

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Vivek Kumar
Vivek Kumar
Media consultant for the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India. Associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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