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PM Modi launches Ujjwala Scheme, free LPG connections to be provided to 5 crore BPL families
Our Government is for the poor. Whatever we do will be for the poor: PM Modi
I thank the people who gave up their LPG subsidies. It is because of them the poor families will get new LPG connections: PM
Fruits of development should reach the eastern part of India & then we will gain strength in the fight against poverty: PM
Government of India is working a lot and allocating tremendous resources for the development of poor: PM Modi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Ballia. The scheme aims to provide cooking gas connections to five crore below-poverty-line beneficiaries over the next three years.

Noting that May 1st is observed as Labour Day, the Prime Minister said that in this century, the aim of all workers across the world should be to unite the world.

Reiterating that the Union Government’s primary focus has been the welfare of the poor, the Prime Minister mentioned various steps for labour welfare taken by the Union Government over the last two years.

He mentioned the Shram Suvidha Portal, and the Labour Identity Number given to Shramiks.

The Prime Minister recalled that Ballia is the land of the revolutionary Mangal Pandey, and said that while the development of Eastern Uttar Pradesh has suffered for decades, connectivity is now being strengthened in the region. He said the Union Government is allocating tremendous resources for the development of Uttar Pradesh. He mentioned the rapid progress that has been made in rural electrification. He said the fruits of development must reach the eastern part of India, for us to gain strength in the fight against poverty.

The Prime Minister emphasized that schemes must be designed keeping in mind the welfare of the poor, and not merely to derive electoral benefit. He said that the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will benefit the poor, especially the women.

 

 

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Mr. Goh Chok Tong, Emeritus Senior Minister of Singapore calls on PM
December 13, 2017
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Mr. Goh Chok Tong, Emeritus Senior Minister of Singapore calls on PM

Mr. Goh Chok Tong, Emeritus Senior Minister of Singapore, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. 

The Prime Minister warmly recalled their long association, and congratulated Mr. Goh Chok Tong on assuming charge as the Chairman of the Governing Board of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy earlier this year. 


The Prime Minister welcomed the momentum imparted by the exchange of several high-level visits between India and Singapore in recent years, and appreciated the strengthening of the bilateral relationship in all sectors, including Trade & Investment, Connectivity, and Defence & Security. 


The Prime Minister said that Singapore has a special place in India’s Act East Policy, built on the foundation of strong India-ASEAN relationship. The Prime Minister credited Mr. Goh Chok Tong as an early and strong votary of ASEAN’s engagement with India. 

The two leaders also discussed regional and global issues of mutual interest.