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Lays foundation stone of 1406 projects worth more than Rs 80,000 crores
“Only our democratic India has the power to meet the parameters of a trustworthy partner that the world is looking for today”
“Today the world is looking at India's potential as well as appreciating its performance”
“We have laid emphasis on policy stability, coordination and ease of doing business in the last 8 years”
“For faster growth of Uttar Pradesh, our double engine government is working together on infrastructure, investment and manufacturing”
“As a MP from the state, I have felt the capability and potential in the administration and government of the state that the country expects from them”
“We are with development by policy, decisions and intention”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi attended the Ground Breaking Ceremony @3.0 of the UP Investors Summit at Lucknow today. During the Ground Breaking Ceremony, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of 1406 projects worth more than Rs 80,000 crores. The projects encompass diverse sectors like Agriculture and Allied, IT and Electronics, MSME, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Pharma, Tourism, Defence & Aerospace, Handloom & Textiles etc. The ceremony was attended by top industry leaders of the country. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister Shri Rajnath Singh were among those present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister thanked the investors for showing their faith in the capability, dedication, hard work and understanding of the youth of Uttar Pradesh. He also asked the industrialists to visit Kashi. “As a representative of Kashi, I would urge you to visit my Kashi. Fact that Kashi, along with its ancient glory can emerge into a new version of itself, is a living example of the capabilities of Uttar Pradesh”, he added.

The Prime Minister said that proposals that were entered into today will create new possibilities in Uttar Pradesh and reflect the growing confidence in the growth story of Uttar Pradesh. “Only our democratic India has the power to meet the parameters of a trustworthy partner that the world is looking for today. Today the world is looking at India's potential as well as appreciating India's performance”, he said. The Prime Minister informed that India is the fastest growing of the G20 economies and is at number two in the Global Retail Index. India is the third largest energy consumer country in the world. Last year, a record FDI of $84 billion came from more than 100 countries of the world. India has created a new record by exporting merchandise worth more than $ 417 billion i.e. 30 lakh crore rupees in the last financial year, he informed.

Referring to the completion of 8 years of the NDA government at the centre, the Prime Minister pointed out that “over the years we have moved ahead with the mantra of Reform-Perform-Transform. We have laid emphasis on Policy Stability, Emphasis on Coordination, Emphasis on Ease of Doing Business”. He illustrated the point further by talking about the reforms that are uniting the entire country as one nation. He said “we have worked to strengthen India as one nation with our reforms. One Nation-One Tax GST, One Nation-One Grid, One Nation-One Mobility Card, One Nation-One Ration Card. These efforts are a reflection of our solid and clear policies”, he added.

Speaking about the strides made in Uttar Pradesh after 2017, the Prime Minister said “for faster growth, our double engine government is working together on infrastructure, investment and manufacturing. The allocation of unprecedented capital expenditure of Rs 7.50 lakh crore in this year's budget is a step in this direction”, he said. He said that the improved law and order situation has restored the confidence of the business community, created a proper atmosphere for industry and improved the administrative systems in the state. He said that as a MP from the state, he has felt the capability and potential in the administration and government of the state that the country expects from them. He complimented the changed mood and work culture of the state machinery. Uttar Pradesh is home to one fifth or one sixth population of the country, therefore it has a huge bearing on the development of the country. Describing the inherent strengths of Uttar Pradesh the Prime Minister said that nothing can stop the state from moving on the path of development. He informed that in the latest Budget, there was an announcement of a 5 KM chemical-free natural farming corridor on both the banks of Ganga. Uttar Pradesh has 1100 KM of Ganga River covering 25-30 districts. This will create huge opportunities for natural farming. He said for the corporate world now is the golden opportunity to invest in the agriculture sector. He said that PLI schemes and allocation of 7.5 lakh crore rupees for capital expenditure will also benefit the state. He also mentioned the defence corridor in the state as a harbinger of new opportunities. Steps like modern PowerGrid, gas pipeline, multi model connectivity, record number of expressways, strengthening of connectivity of economic zones, modern railway infrastructure, Eastern and western Dedicated Freight Corridor all are converging in Uttar Pradesh with a promise of giving a new push to the development of Uttar Pradesh.

The Prime Minister said that in the last few years a new culture of delivering projects on time has developed in the country. Citing the digital revolution as an example of this tendency the Prime Minister reiterated the growth story of the country in recent years. He Informed that in 2014, there were only 65 million broadband subscribers in our country. Today their number has exceeded 78 crores. In 2014, one GB of data used to cost around Rs 200. Today its price has come down to Rs 11-12. India is one of the countries in the world where data is so cheap. In 2014, less than 100 gram panchayats in the country were connected with optical fiber. Today the number of gram panchayats connected with optical fiber has also crossed two and a half lakhs. Before 2014, we had only a few hundred start-ups. But today the number of registered start-ups in the country is also reaching around 70 thousand. Recently, India has also made a record of 100 unicorns. “We are with development by policy, decisions and intention. We will all be with you in your every endeavour and will support you every step of the way”, the Prime Minister assured the investors and industrialists.

The UP Investors Summit 2018 was held on 21st -22nd February 2018, with the first Ground Breaking Ceremony being held on 29 July, 2018 and second Ground Breaking Ceremony on 28 July 2019. During the first Ground Breaking Ceremony, foundation of 81 projects worth more than Rs 61,500 crore was laid, while in the second Ground Breaking Ceremony, foundation of 290 projects with investments of more than Rs 67,000 crore was laid.

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PM addresses the Har Ghar Jal Utsav under Jal Jeevan Mission via a video message
August 19, 2022
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10 crore rural households of the country have been connected to piped clean water facility
Goa becomes the first Har Ghar Jal certified state
Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu become first Union territories to achieve the feat
One lakh villages in different states of the country have turned ODF plus
“There cannot be a better beginning of AmritKaal”
“Those who do not care about the country, are not bothered about spoiling the present or future of the country. Such people can definitely talk big, but can never work with a big vision for water.”
“7 crore rural households connected with piped water in just 3 years compared to just 3 crore households in 7 decades”
“This is an example of the same human-centred development, which I talked about this time from the Red Fort”
“Jal JeevanAbhiyan is not just a government scheme, but it is a scheme run by the community, for the community”
“People’s power, women power, and power of technology are powering the Jal Jeevan Mission”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today addressed the Har Ghar Jal Utsav under Jal Jeevan Mission via a video message. The event took place at Panaji Goa. Chief Minister of Goa Shri PramodSawant, Union Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat were among those present on the occasion. The Prime Minister greeted Shri Krishna devotees on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami.

At the outset, the Prime Minister shared every Indian’s pride in three important milestones related to the huge goals that India is working on in AmritKaal, that were accomplished today. He said “Firstly, today 10 crore rural households of the country have been connected to piped clean water facility. This is a big success of the government's campaign to deliver water to every household. This is a great example of ‘SabkaPrayas’”. Secondly, he congratulated Goa for becoming the first HarGhar Jal certified state where every household is connected to piped water. He also acknowledged Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu as first Union territories to achieve the feat. The Prime Minister lauded the people, government and local self-government institutions for their efforts. He informed that many states are going to join the list very soon.

The third achievement, the Prime Minister informed, is that one lakh villages in different states of the country have turned ODF plus. After the country was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) a few years ago, the next resolution was to achieve ODF plus status for villages i.e. they should have community toilets, plastic waste management, grey water management and Gobardhan projects.

Underlining the water security challenge that the world is facing, the Prime Minister said that water scarcity can become a huge obstacle in accomplishing the resolution of Developed India - Viksit Bharat. “Our government has been working relentlessly for the last 8 years for the projects of water security”, he said. Reiterating the need for a long-term approach above selfish short-term approach, the Prime Minister emphasized “It is true that to form a government, one does not have to work that hard as one has to work to build a country. We have all chosen to work for nation building. That is why we are working on the challenges of the present and the future. Those who do not care about the country, are not bothered about spoiling the present or future of the country. Such people can definitely talk big, but can never work with a big vision for water.”

Talking about the multi-pronged approach of the government to ensure water security, the Prime Minister listed initiatives like ‘Catch the Rain’, Atal Bhujal Scheme, 75 AmritSarovars in every district, river-linking and Jal Jeevan Mission. He said that the number of Ramsar wetland Sites in India has gone up to 75, out of which 50 were added in the last 8 years.

“There cannot be a better beginning of AmritKaal”, the Prime Minister said, lauding the feat of connecting 7 crore rural households with piped water in just 3 years whereas in 7 decades since Independence only 3 crore households had this facility. He said “There were about 16 crore rural households in the country, who had to depend on outside sources for water. We could not have left such a large population of the village fighting for this basic need. That's why 3 years ago I had announced from the Red Fort that every house would get piped water. 3 lakh 60 thousand crore rupees are being spent on this campaign. Despite the interruptions caused by the biggest epidemic of 100 years, the pace of this campaign did not slow down. The result of this continuous effort is that in just 3 years, the country has done more than double the work done in 7 decades. This is an example of the same human-centred development, which I talked about this time from the Red Fort”

The Prime Minister highlighted the benefit of HarGhar Jal for the future generation and women. He said as the main sufferer of the problems related to water, women are at the centre of the government’s efforts. It is improving the ease of living for women and giving them a key role in water governance. “Jal JeevanAbhiyan is not just a government scheme, but it is a scheme run by the community, for the community”, he said.

The Prime Minister said that four pillars are at the basis of the success of Jal Jeevan Mission i.e. people’s participation, stakeholder participation, political will and optimum utilisation of Resources. Local people and Gram Sabhas and other institutions of local governance have been given an unprecedented role in the campaign. Local women are trained for water testing and are members of ‘PaaniSamitis’. Stakeholder participation is evident in enthusiasm shown by panchayats, NGOs, educational institutions and all the ministries. Similarly, achieving much more in just 7 years than what was achieved in the last 7 decades indicates political will. Optimum utilisation of resources is reflected in synergizing with schemes like MGNREGA. Saturation of piped water will also eliminate possibility of any discrimination, he added.

Referring to use of technology like geo-tagging of water assets and Internet of things solutions for water supply and quality control, the Prime Minister pointed out that people’s power, women power, and power of technology are powering the Jal Jeevan Mission.