Addressing the 9th Episode of Mann Ki Baat 2.0, Prime Minister Narendra Modi narrated the story of Purnia in Bihar and said that Purnia is an inspiration for people across the country. This area has been grappling with the havoc caused by floods for decades and in this backdrop, it has been very difficult to do farming and mobilize other sources of income. He said that earlier women of Purnia used to cultivate cocoons from silkworms and received a very nominal price but merchants bought this and made huge profits by spinning into silk yarn. But under these very circumstances, some women of Purnia chose a different path. Now women in Purnia formed a production cooperative with assistance from the Government, producing the silk yarns and selling the saris made out of it and earning a huge sum, he added.