Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in his reply in Rajya Sabha, to the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address said that in the last five years Government has brought new thoughts and new approach to the governance. Referring to Digital India as one of the examples of this new thinking and new approach governance, Prime Minister said that only 59 Gram Panchayats had Broadband connectivity before 2014 but in the last 5 years over 1.25 lakh panchayats have been provided with Broadband connectivity.
He said, there were 80 thousand Common Service Centers in the country in 2014, but today their number has increased to more than 3 lakh 65 thousand. More than 12 lakh rural youth are ensuring online delivery of all the services of the government in these centres.
Prime Minister said BHIM App is being recognized globally as a secure digital transaction platform. He said a record transaction of over Rs 2 lakh 16 thousand crores took place on BHIM App in the month of January. He said RuPay Card is also gaining acceptance in many countries.
Jal Jeevan Mission
Prime Minister said, another example of this government's approach is the Jal Jeevan Mission. He said this mission, which aims at connecting every household with piped water supply, is also an excellent example of the model of local governance.
He said that even though the Central Government has started this mission, but its management will be at the village level. The village committees will implement it, manage the funds and take decisions related to the setting up of pipeline, building of tanks etc.
Best example of Cooperative Federalism: Aspirational districts Program
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that Central Government, State Government and District Administration are working with synergy for the development of more than 100 aspirational districts of the country. He said that Aspirational District program with district as its implementing agency has emerged as one of the best example of cooperative federalism.
He said Government is taking all the efforts for the development of poor, tribals in these Aspirational Districts.
Working sensitively for every section of the society
Prime Minister said that in the last 5 years work has been done to honour all the tribal fighters of the country. Museums are being built all over the country, research institutes are being set up and tribal art and literature is being digitized.Eklavya Model Residential Schools are set up to ensure quality education of talented children of tribal areas.
“Apart from this, 3 thousand forest wealth centers are being established in tribal areas to generate more income from forest produce. It will involve 30 thousand self-help groups. Of these, 900 centres have also been set up and more than 2.5 lakh tribal companions have been associated with them”, Prime Minister said.
Government committed to women empowerment
Prime Minister stated that this government has taken several steps for women empowerment. “For the first time in the history of the country, the admission of daughters in military schools has been approved. The work of appointment of women in the Military Police is also going on”, Prime Minister said.
More than 600 one-stop centers have been built for the safety of women in the country. Self defence training is being imparted to girls from class VI to XII in every school of the country. A national database has been created to identify and track sex offender. In addition, there are plans to set up anti-human trafficking units in every district of the country. To deal with serious cases of sexual violence on children, the POCSO Act has been amended to widen the scope of the offenses under it. More than one thousand fast track courts will be built across the country for timely justice.
Honestly, I was a bit disappointed with some of the remarks. Some members have made stagnation a virtue. They were stuck in the same old ways, talking about the same old things of the past: PM @narendramodi in the Rajya Sabha— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
नए दशक में, नए कलेवर की जो अपेक्षा थी, उससे मुझे निराशा मिली है। आप जहां थे, वहीं ठहर गए हैं: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
One MP said the decisions on Jammu and Kashmir were without any discussion. This observation is not correct. The entire nation has seen the detailed discussions on the subject. MPs have voted in favour of the decisions: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
People do not forget things easily.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
I want to remind the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha about the manner in which proceedings regarding the creation of Telangana took place: PM @narendramodi
Did our former PM Dr. Manmohan Sigh not remark that democracy is being harmed due to protests on Telangana issue?— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
Atal Ji created not one but three states. The entire process was done in an amicable manner, unlike what happened during the creation of Telangana: PM @narendramodi
For the first time in decades, people of Jammu and Kashmir got benefits of reservation. There were BDC polls, RERA came into being there.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
For the first time, Jammu and Kashmir got a comprehensive start-up, trade and logistics policy.
Anti-corruption bureau was set up there: PM
पहली बार जम्मू-कश्मीर में एंटी करप्शन ब्यूरो की स्थापना हुई, पहली बार वहां अलगाववादियों के सत्कार की परंपरा समाप्त हो गई। पहली बार जम्मू-कश्मीर में आतंकवादियों के खिलाफ पुलिस और सेना मिलकर निर्णायक कार्रवाई कर रहे हैं : PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
गवर्नर रूल के बाद 18 महीनों में वहां 4400 से अधिक सरपंचों और 35 हजार से ज्यादा पंचों के लिए शांतिपूर्ण चुनाव हुआ: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
18 महीनों में जम्मू-कश्मीर में 2.5 लाख शौचालयों का निर्माण हुआ, 3 लाख 30 हजार घरों में बिजली का कनेक्शन दिया गया। 3.5 लाख से ज्यादा लोगों को आयुष्मान योजना के गोल्ड कार्ड दिए जा चुके हैं : PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
सिर्फ 18 महीनों में जम्मू-कश्मीर में डेढ़ लाख बुजुर्गों और दिव्यांगों को पेंशन योजना से जोड़ा गया है : PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
जम्मू-कश्मीर में पीएम आवास योजना के तहत मार्च 2018 तक सिर्फ 3.5 हजार मकान बने थे। 2 साल से भी कम समय में इसी योजना के तहत 24 हजार से ज्यादा मकान बने हैं: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
अब जम्मू-कश्मीर में पीएम पैकेज समेत अन्य कई योजनाओं को तेजी से आगे बढ़ाया जा रहा है: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
5 अगस्त 2019 का दिन आतंक और अलगाव को बढ़ावा देने वालों के लिए ब्लैक डे सिद्ध हो चुका है: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
Plight of the Bru refugees was pitiable.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
Yet, the Party which ruled most parts of the Northeast for decades and the Party that ruled Tripura for decades did nothing about this problem.
It was our Government that had the honour of solving this major problem: PM @narendramodi
There is no question of thinking small.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
Pessimism and gloom do not help us.
We talk about a five trillion dollar economy. Yes, the aim is ambitious but we have to think big and think ahead: PM @narendramodi
यहां अर्थव्यवस्था के विषय में चर्चा हुई। देश में निराश होने का कोई कारण नहीं है। अर्थव्यवस्था के जो बेसिक मानदंड है, उनमें आज भी देश की अर्थव्यवस्था सशक्त है, मजबूत है और आगे जाने की ताकत रखती है: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
निराशा देश का भला कभी नहीं करती, इसलिए 5 ट्रिलियन डॉलर की इकोनॉमी की बात का सुखद परिणाम यह हुआ कि जो विरोध करते हैं, उन्हें भी 5 ट्रिलियन डॉलर की बात करनी पड़ती है। मानसिकता तो बदली है हमने: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
भारत को भारत की नजर से टूरिज्म को डेवलप करना चाहिए, पश्चिम की नजर से नहीं : PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
जीएसटी को लेकर अगर इतना ही ज्ञान आपके पास था तो इसे लटकाए क्यों रखा था : PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
आज छोटे स्थानों पर डिजिटल ट्रांजैक्शन सबसे ज्यादा देखने को मिल रहा है और आधुनिक इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर के निर्माण में भी टियर-2, टियर-3 शहर आगे बढ़ रहे हैं : PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
We have a mission to ensure clean water reaches all houses: PM @narendramodi in the Rajya Sabha— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
हमने मूलभूत सुविधाओं की समस्याओं के समाधान को 100 फीसदी पूरा करने की दिशा में जाने का प्रयास किया है: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
हमारे आदिवासी बच्चों में कई होनहार बच्चे होतें हैं, लेकिन अवसर नहीं होता है। हमने एकलव्य स्कूलों के द्वारा ऐसे बच्चों को अवसर देने का बहुत बड़ा काम किया है: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
Is it ok to misguide and misinform the nation? Can anybody be a part of a campaign that does the same? The path being taken on CAA by many Opposition parties is unfortunate: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020
सदन में CAA पर चर्चा हुई है। यहां बार-बार ये बताने की कोशिश की गई कि अनेक हिस्सों में प्रदर्शन के नाम पर अराजकता फैलाई गई, जो हिंसा हुई, उसी को आंदोलन का अधिकार मान लिया गया: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 6, 2020