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I am certain that Odisha will undergo major change in the upcoming elections and will create history similar to what UP did in 2017 and Tripura in 2018: PM Modi in Kalahandi
The BJD and Congress have always considered the poor their vote-bank and thus never genuinely worked to empower the poor and bring them out of poverty: Prime Minister Modi
Only a stable, strong and decisive BJP government in Odisha and the Centre can understand and fulfill the aspirations of the people who want their state to progress at par with other states: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a huge public meeting in Kalahandi in Odisha today.

Speaking at the rally, PM Modi highlighted the numerous works done by his government for the people of Odisha during the last five years including providing homes to more than 8 lakh families as well as providing electricity connections to nearly 24 lakh households amongst many others. He said, “About 3,000 villages in Odisha got electricity for the first time since independence whereas about 40 lakh women of Odisha received gas connections under the Ujjwala Yojana. These and other transformative measures were made possible by every vote cast in the favour of the BJP in 2014. This is the power of your vote.”

Prime Minister Modi also spoke at length about the transformation of governance in the country since the NDA assumed power in 2014 and added that transparency is a crucial element of the governance strategy of the BJP-led NDA governments and that is what significantly differs them from corrupt, dynastic parties like the Congress. Describing how his government has worked towards empowering the farmer and tribal communities, PM Modi said, “We have allocated 30% more funds this year for tribal welfare while also ensuring better prices for the tribal produce through the Van-Dhan Yojana. Similarly, we have increased the number of crops under MSP from 10 to almost 50 and have also amended the Bamboo law to allow farmers to grow bamboo on their land to supplement their incomes.”

Expressing confidence over growing support for the BJP in Odisha, Prime Minister Modi asserted, “I am certain that Odisha will undergo major change in the upcoming elections and will create history similar to what UP did in 2017 and Tripura in 2018. I say this because I can feel that the people of Odisha are fed up of the ill-governance of the BJD and other parties like the Congress, who have time and again deceived the people election after election. The BJD and Congress have always considered the poor their vote-bank and thus never genuinely worked to empower the poor and bring them out of poverty.”

He further added, “It is quite ironic that former Congress Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi gave his famous statement about the endemic corruption in the country from this city of Kalahandi itself. He had famously said that out of every rupee given by the central government for welfare schemes, only 15 paise of it actually reaches the people. This statement clearly describes the prevalent corruption during the Congress tenure that perpetuated this cycle of poverty.”

Concluding his power-packed address to the supporters, PM Modi asked them to vote in large numbers to support the BJP and encourage others to do the same. He reminded them that only a stable, strong and decisive BJP government in Odisha and the Centre can understand and fulfill the aspirations of the people who want their state to progress at par with other states while maintaining its rich cultural heritage.

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“In post-independence India, health infrastructure did not get the required attention for a very long time and citizens had to run from pillar to post for proper treatment, leading to worsening of the condition and financial strain”
“Government at the Center and in the state understands the pain of the poor, downtrodden, oppressed, backward and middle class”
“Through PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission an entire ecosystem for services from treatment to critical research will be created in every corner of the country”
“PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission, along with health, is also a medium of aatmnirbharta.”
“Heart of Kashi is the same, the mind is the same, but sincere efforts are being made to improve the body”
“Today, from technology to health, unprecedented facilities are being created in BHU. Young friends from all over the country are coming here for studies”

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission. He also inaugurated various development projects worth around Rs 5200 crore for Varanasi. Governor and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Union Ministers, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, State Ministers and people’s representatives were among those present on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said the country has achieved a major milestone of 100 crore vaccine doses in its fight against the corona epidemic. “With the blessings of Baba Vishwanath, with the unwavering glory of Maa Ganga, with the unshakable faith of the people of Kashi, the campaign of free vaccine for all is progressing successfully”, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister lamented that in post-independent India, health infrastructure did not get the required attention for a very long time and citizens had to run from pillar to post for proper treatment, leading to worsening of the condition and financial strain. This led to a persistent worry about medical treatment in the hearts of the middle class and poor people. Those whose governments remained in the country for a long time, instead of the all-around development of the country's healthcare system, kept it deprived of facilities.

The Prime Minister said that PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission aims to tackle this deficiency. The aim is to strengthen the critical healthcare network from village to block to the district to the regional and national level in the next 4-5 years. Describing the initiative taken by the government under the new Mission, the Prime Minister said that there are 3 major aspects of the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission to address the different gaps in the health sector of the country. The first is related to the creation of elaborate facilities for diagnostics and treatment. Under this, Health and Wellness Centers are being opened in villages and cities, where there will be facilities for early detection of diseases. Facilities like free medical consultation, free tests, free medicine will be available in these centres. For serious illness, 35 thousand new critical care-related beds are being added in 600 districts and referral facilities will be given in 125 districts.

The second aspect of the scheme, the Prime Minister said, is related to the testing network for the diagnosis of diseases. Under this mission, the necessary infrastructure will be developed for the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases. 730 districts of the country will get Integrated Public Health labs and 3 thousand blocks will get Block Public Health Units. Apart from that, 5 Regional National Centers for Disease Control, 20 Metropolitan units, and 15 BSL labs will further strengthen this network, said the Prime Minister.

The Third aspect, according to the Prime Minister, is the expansion of existing research institutions that study pandemics. Existing 80 Viral Diagnostic and research labs will be strengthened, 15 Biosafety level 15 labs will be operationalized, 4 new National institutes of Virology and a National Institute for One Health are being established. WHO regional research platform for South Asia will also strengthen this network. “This means, through PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission an entire ecosystem for services from treatment to critical research will be created in every corner of the country”, said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister highlighted the employment potential of these measures and said that PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission, along with health, is also a medium of aatmnirbharta. “It is a part of the effort to achieve holistic health care. Which means healthcare that is affordable and accessible to all.” Shri Modi said that holistic healthcare focuses on wellness along with health. Schemes like Swachh Bharat Mission, Jal Jeevan Mission, Ujjwala, Poshan Abhiyan, Mission Indradhanush have saved crores of people from disease. More than 2 crore poor people got free treatment under Ayushman Bharat Yojna and Many health related issues are being solved through Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister remarked that today there is a government at the Center and in the state which understands the pain of the poor, downtrodden, oppressed, backward and middle class. “We are working day and night to improve health facilities in the country”, said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister said the speed with which new medical colleges are being opened in Uttar Pradesh will have a great impact on the number of medical seats and doctors in the state. Due to more seats, now the children of poor parents will also be able to dream of becoming a doctor and fulfil it, he added.

Speaking about the past plight of the holy city of Kashi, the Prime Minister said that people were almost resigned to the pathetic state of affairs of the city’s infrastructure. Things changed and today the heart of Kashi is the same, the mind is the same, but sincere efforts are being made to improve the body. “The work done in Varanasi in the last 7 years was not done in the last several decades”, he said.

The Prime Minister singled out the progress of BHU towards global excellence as one of the key achievements of Kashi over the past years. “Today, from technology to health, unprecedented facilities are being created in BHU. Young friends from all over the country are coming here for studies”, he pointed out.

Praising the 60 per cent growth in production and 90 per cent growth in sales of Khadi and other cottage industry products in the last 5 years in Varanasi, the Prime Minister once again exhorted the countrymen to promote local products and get ‘vocal for local’. He said that local doesn’t mean just a few products like diyas but any product that is the result of the hard work of countrymen needs the promotion and patronage of all the countrymen during the festival period.