Gujarat's award winning SWAGAT initiative completes 10 years

Published By : Admin | April 25, 2013 | 21:09 IST
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"SWAGAT initiative of Gujarat Government completes 10 years"
"SWAGAT online has become a ray of hope for the common people seeking redressal of their grievances: Shri Narendra Modi"
"From 24th April 2003, in the last 10 years over 2.80 lakh citizens’ questions received satisfactory answer"
"Over 90% of issues received resolved "
"SWAGAT online extremely popular in the 26 districts, 225 Talukas and the over 18,000 villages of Gujarat"

On Thursday 25th April 2013, the Gujarat Government’s SWAGAT initiative (State Wide Attention on Grievances by Application of Technology) completed 10 years in service of the people of Gujarat. Shri Narendra Modi said that SWAGAT initiative has emerged as a ray of hope for the common people who seek redressal of their various grievances.

The SWAGAT initiative has won several awards including the United Nations Public Service Award and several national awards. On the 4th Thursday of every month, Shri Narendra Modi joins the SWAGAT sessions and hears grievances of the people. This practice has been going on since 24th April 2003. Various officials including of the district from where the grievance has come join the session.

SWAGAT at the district level with the respective Collectors had also commenced from the same day ten years ago. On 1st January 2008 Taluka SWAGAT online began and after its success the Gram SWAGAT commenced in February 2011.

Through the last decade, the SWAGAT online sessions with the Chief Minister drew 2,80,754 grievances and questions from the people and 90.44% of them were resolved. The remaining issues were related to policy matters and matters of long term public interest.

Shri Narendra Modi participated in the SWAGAT session today as well. At the SWAGAT online session the Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri AK Sharma, senior officials Shri JP Modha, Shri Chandresh Kotak and others were present on the occasion.

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“Resilience and unity of the Manipuri people in the face of ups and downs of their history is their true strength”
“Manipur deserves peace and freedom from closures and blockades”
“Government is committed to make Manipur the sports powerhouse of the country”
“Manipur has a key role in the vision of making the North-East the center of Act East policy”
“Obstacles in the growth journey of the state have been removed and next 25 years are the Amrit Kaal of Manipur’s development”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated the people of Manipur on the 50th statehood day of Manipur. Speaking on the occasion, he paid tribute to the sacrifices and efforts of each and every person who contributed to this glorious journey. He termed the resilience and unity of the Manipuri people in the face of ups and downs of their history as their true strength. He reiterated his continued efforts to get first-hand account of expectations and aspirations of the people of the state that enabled him to get a better understanding of their feelings and expectation and find ways to tackle the problems of the state. He expressed happiness that Manipuri people could fulfil their greatest desire for peace. “Manipur deserves peace and freedom from closures and blockades”, he said.

The Prime Minister said that the government is committed to make Manipur the sports powerhouse of the country. He said that sons and daughters of Manipur have brought laurels in the sports field and in the light of their passion and potential India’s first sports university was established in the state. He also remarked on the Manipur’s youth’s success in the start-up sphere. He underlined the government’s commitment for the promotion of the local handicraft.

The Prime Minister stressed Manipur’s key role in the vision of making the North-East the center of Act East policy. He said under the ‘double-engine’ government, Manipur is getting long awaited facilities like Railways. Thousands crore rupees worth connectivity projects are underway in the state including Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway line. Similarly, with Imphal airport getting international status, connectivity of North-Eastern states with Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru has improved. Manipur will also benefit from India-Myanmar-Thailand tri-lateral highway and upcoming 9 thousand crore natural gas pipeline in the region.

The Prime Minister said that obstacles in the growth journey of the state have been removed and next 25 years are the Amrit Kaal of Manipur’s development. He concluded by wishing for the state’s double-engine growth.