Kutch district

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Kutch district (Kutchi and Gujarati: કચ્છ જિલ્લો; also spelled as Kachchh) is a district of Gujarat state in western India. Covering an area of 45,674 km², it is the largest district of India.

Quotes[edit]

  • Kutch nahin dekha to kuchh nahin dekha (If you haven’t seen Kutch, you haven’t seen anything)
    • Slogan of ad campaign for tourism in Kutch, said by Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador of Kutch. quoted in Madhu Purnima Kishwar: Modi, Muslims and Media. Voices from Narendra Modi’s Gujarat, Manushi Publications, Delhi 2014.
  • Modi’s handling of Kutch reconstruction has become a role model for the rest of the world.
    • Anil Das, quoted in Madhu Purnima Kishwar: Modi, Muslims and Media. Voices from Narendra Modi’s Gujarat, Manushi Publications, Delhi 2014.
  • The entire Kutch was in deep mourning. Every eye was filled with tears. In our small village of 150 homesteads, there were 35 deaths. Before Modi ji, no chief minister, no minister had come to wipe our tears. Our entire village was still covered with rubble and he had to walk over the malba (rubble) of collapsed homes to move from one area to another.After the first few weeks of relief work, everyone had abandoned us...Within three years Modi managed to reconstruct Kutch from scratch. Look at our own house—it has two airy, well-constructed rooms with a kitchen, bathroom, and a big courtyard. It is earthquake-resistant
    • Parvatiben, Trambo Village, Kutch. quoted in Madhu Purnima Kishwar: Modi, Muslims and Media. Voices from Narendra Modi’s Gujarat, Manushi Publications, Delhi 2014.
  • Modi’s opponents have assured that none of this got any attention outside Gujarat. Since our academia and the social science community has deeply internalised anti-Modi propaganda, no social scientist has bothered to study the story of Kutch rising out of its own ashes, of its transformation from a subsistence economy to among the fastest growing economies of India. Unfortunately, even the BJP has not taken the trouble to let the rest of India know this story.
    • Madhu Purnima Kishwar: Modi, Muslims and Media. Voices from Narendra Modi’s Gujarat, Manushi Publications, Delhi 2014.

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