Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited Rweru model village in Rwanda’s eastern province and gifted 200 cows to villagers as a part of Rwandan Government’s Girinka Programme.
The function to mark the handing over of cows was held at Rweru Model Village, in the presence of Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
PM Modi appreciated the Girinka Programme, and President Paul Kagame’s initiative in this regard.
Girinka Programme was initiated by President Paul Kagame in the year 2006. Providing a dairy cow under the Girinka Programme to the villagers, transforms livelihoods, reconciles communities and improve agricultural productivity through the use of manure as fertilizers, which would lead to improve the soil quality and reduce erosion through the plantation of grass and trees.