Modi said during an event in Gandhinagar that the power, reusable water and fertilizers generated by these plants will be provided to rural areas for usage in agriculture.

"This is a part of a two-way strategy in which both urban as well as rural areas gain," Modi said while addressing Vibrant Gujarat's National Summit on Inclusive Urban Development.

"This will also stem the flow of migrants into urban areas as these steps will result in the long term development of rural areas," he said.

"This way, even any future conflicts arising out of sharing of resources between urban and rural areas will be averted. The fertilizer, energy and reusable water generated out of this will also help in cutting the usage of expensive chemical fertilizers and help in promoting organic farming," said Modi.

The Gujarat CM further said that the subsidy provided to farmers to buy fertilizers and power can be used to fund similar projects or bridge finance the existing ones. Taking a dig at the Central Government, Modi said that he had suggested the same model to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, which he thought could have been implemented in around 500 cities across India.

However, the plans never saw the light of the day. Modi said that he will first implement them in his home state. The BJP PM candidate also said that the waste management plants will be erected out of a 'PPPP' - 'people public private partnership' - model.

Modi added that the Gujarat government will work with Japanese agencies for development of some of these plants by utilizing cutting edge technology from Japan.

(Agencies)

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