PM Modi’s interaction through PRAGATI

Published By : Admin | February 22, 2017 | 17:36 IST
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PM reviews progress of vital infrastructure projects in railway, road, port, power & natural gas sectors spread over several states
Assess the progress of Ease of Doing Business based on the parameters in World Bank’s report: PM to Secretaries

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired his seventeenth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. 

The Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to the telecom sector. Most of the grievances are related to issues of poor service quality, connectivity and non-functioning of landline connections. Secretary (Department of Telecom) outlined the steps taken so far in this regard. The Prime Minister emphasized the need for improving efficiency, and fixing accountability at all levels to bring about a visible change in the situation at the earliest. Recalling his review in April 2015, the Prime Minister called for using available and existing technological solutions to address the problems being faced by the people.

During a review of the progress of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), the Prime Minister underlined the Union Government’s commitment to provide Housing for All by 2022. He urged the States to come up with strategies, time bound action plans and roadmap, and a monitoring mechanism to follow up on this goal. He called for the use of latest technology inputs to improve the pace and quality of work.

The Prime Minister urged all Secretaries of Government of India, and Chief Secretaries to review the situation with regard to “Ease of Doing Business.” Referring to the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” Report, he asked the officials to assess the progress based on the parameters used in this Report. He also asked senior officials in the Union Government to review the progress on a weekly basis.

The Prime Minister also reviewed the progress of vital infrastructure projects in the railway, road, port, power and natural gas sectors, spread over several states including Telangana, Odisha, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Haryana, Bihar, West Bengal, and Meghalaya. The Prime Minister reiterated the importance of completing projects in time, so that cost overruns could be avoided, and the benefits of projects could reach the people, as originally envisaged. Among the projects reviewed today are: Birnihat-Shillong Railway Line; Jogbani-Biratnagar (Nepal) Railway Line; Surat-Dahisar Highway; Gurgaon-Jaipur Highway; Chennai and Ennore Port connectivity project; Cochin Shipyard dry-dock construction; and the East Coast to West Coast Mallavaram-Bhopal-Bhilwara-Vijayapur Natural Gas Pipeline.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his 2024 election campaign with a spirited public rally in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, paying homage to the sacred land of Guru Ravidas Ji and emphasizing his government's commitment to development and heritage preservation.

“Hoshiarpur is called the small Kashi. This is the sacred land of Guru Ravidas Ji. Ending the election campaign here is nothing short of a blessing,” PM Modi remarked, connecting the spiritual significance of Hoshiarpur with his constituency, Varanasi, which is also the birthplace of Guru Ravidas Ji.

Highlighting the progress India has made under his leadership, PM Modi expressed confidence in the country's future. “Today the country has new aspirations, new hopes, new confidence. After decades, a majority central government is going to score a hat-trick,” he said. Emphasizing the dream of a developed India, he noted, “Every Indian is connected with this dream, and that’s why they are blessing us.”

PM Modi reiterated his commitment to transforming India in the 21st century, citing the unprecedented development of the past decade. “When people from Punjab and other states go abroad, they see for themselves how much respect for India and Indians has increased,” he stated, attributing this respect to the strength of a stable government.

Drawing inspiration from Guru Ravidas Ji’s teachings, PM Modi emphasized his government's focus on the welfare of the poor. “Guru Ravidas Ji used to say, ‘I desire such a rule, where everyone has food.’ In the past 10 years, we have provided free grain and free treatment facilities to the poorest of the poor,” he declared.

Highlighting the impact of his government's welfare schemes, PM Modi noted, “Today, no poor, Dalit, or deprived child has to sleep on an empty stomach. Today, a poor woman does not have to hide her illness out of compulsion. Now she has a ration card and an Ayushman card.”

PM Modi underscored his government's efforts to eliminate caste discrimination and promote social equality. “Guru Ravidas Ji wanted a society without discrimination based on caste. Today, the benefits of the Modi government's schemes are reaching everyone without discrimination,” he said, listing achievements such as providing concrete houses, gas connections, toilets, and electricity connections to all sections of society. He reaffirmed his commitment to the principle of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” which he described as a guiding philosophy for his administration.

PM Modi highlighted his government's initiatives to honor the heritage of Guru Ravidas Ji. “In Madhya Pradesh, I laid the foundation stone of a grand memorial to Guru Ravidas Ji. Facilities are being increased at Guru Ravidas Ji's birthplace in Kashi. Even in Delhi, there is a holy place of Guru Ravidas Ji Maharaj in Tughlakabad,” he announced. He also expressed his desire to name the Adampur airport after Guru Ravidas Ji, promising swift action once the government is formed.

Addressing the challenges faced by his government, PM Modi criticized the self-serving politics of Congress and the INDI alliance. He accused them of indulging in vote bank politics and failing to assert India's rights during the partition. “Their love for the vote bank was such that during the partition, they couldn't assert India's right over our Kartarpur Sahib,” he said.

PM Modi also condemned their opposition to the Ram temple and the CAA, attributing it to their appeasement politics. “These are the same people who strangled the constitution during the Emergency and did not think of the constitution during the 1984 riots,” he asserted.

Criticizing the INDI alliance’s misgovernance, PM Modi recalled the dark hour of Indian history and said, “Nowadays, the country's people hear much about the constitution from the INDI alliance members. These are the same people who strangled the Constitution during the Emergency. When Sikhs were being burned with tires around their necks during the 1984 riots, they did not think of the Constitution.”

“In the 10 years of my government, I have continuously protected the reservation of SC-ST-OBC. Congress and the INDI alliance are furious about my efforts. Their intentions regarding reservation are very dangerous. Their entire track record is about snatching the reservation of SC-ST-OBC,” said PM Modi condemning the INDI alliance and Congress’ appeasement politics.

Taking a sharp dig at Congress and the INDI alliance, PM Modi highlighted, “Congress is the mother of corruption. Congress has done a double Ph.D. in corruption in 60 years. And now another corrupt party has joined Congress. This party is also extremely deceitful. These people came in the name of making Punjab drug-free. But they have made drugs their means of income. The whole world knows about the liquor scam in Delhi. Here, the mining mafia is also running unchecked.”

“These hardcore corrupt people, these extreme deceivers have thrown Punjab into gang wars. These people have ruined both industry and agriculture in Punjab. These hardcore corrupt people, extreme deceivers are also becoming number one in women's oppression. Today the world is seeing their deeds from Delhi to Punjab,” he added.

During his concluding remarks, PM Modi urged the people of Punjab to support BJP candidates in the upcoming elections. “The coming 5 years will be for the rise of the poor, farmers, youth, and women empowerment. I urge you to make the lotus bloom on every seat in Punjab on June 1st,” he appealed.