"Narendra Modi addresses Bharat Vijay Rally in Kondagaon, Chhattisgarh"
" I am asking for your vote for development, for India’s future: Narendra Modi"
"Narendra Modi lauds the development of Chhattisgarh under Dr. Raman Singh’s leadership"


On the evening of Friday 28th March 2014 Shri Narendra Modi addressed a massive rally in Chhattisgarh’s Kondagaon. Commenting on the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Shri Modi said, “It is not that people are only voting for change. People want to vote to punish the Centre because UPA has looted and ruined the nation. There is immense anger among the people and they want to punish Congress.”He assured the people that the NDA government would devote all their time and resources for the development of India. “If a Rupee leaves Delhi, ever paisa must reach the people, such is the Government we need,” he said.

Shri Modi affirmed that the mood of the people is clear and highlighted the efforts made by people to prevent Modi from winning in the elections. “Do anything, Modi must not come…this is what they say but why are they so scared? Governments come and go why are you scared? They are scared because their sins are troubling them and they know where is their place after 16th May,” he stated.


Questioning the people on whether the Congress did any good for them in the last decade Shri Modi asked, “In 2004 they came to power but did anything good happen for you? Did the youth gain? Did women gain? Did villages gain? No, nothing happened.” Shri Modi described the Congress manifesto not as a ‘Ghoshna Patra’ (manifesto) but as a ‘Dhokha Patra’ (lies). He noted that the UPA has broken all records of corruption. He asked what is the reason why so many farmers have committed suicide and the silence of the UPA on the same.

Shri Modi praised the governance of Chhattisgarh CM, Dr. Raman Singh. He pointed, “There was time Chhattisgarh took rice from outside. Today this same state is sending rice to other states. This is how change can come. Change in agriculture, industry came, education, health, tribal development, all this has happened under Dr. Raman Singh.”

He was extremely critical of the policies of the Maoists. “Maoists have destroyed this land. Need of the hour is they understand the power of democracy. Blood can flow through bombs and guns but a new life cant. We want to make this land lush green, with holding ploughs, not red with people holding guns. For self-interests they have misled the youth. We have to live and let live.” He urged the people to vote in large numbers and show their faith in democracy.

Narendra Modi addresses Bharat Vijay Rally in Kondagaon, Chhattisgarh




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Cabinet approves City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain 2.0 (CITIIS 2.0) from 2023 to 2027
May 31, 2023

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain 2.0 (CITIIS 2.0). CITIIS 2.0 is a program conceived by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in partnership with the French Development Agency (AFD), Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the European Union (EU), and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA). The program will run for a period of four years, i.e., from 2023 till 2027.

The program envisages to support competitively selected projects promoting circular economy with focus on integrated waste management at the city level, climate-oriented reform actions at the State level, and institutional strengthening and knowledge dissemination at the National level.

The funding for CITIIS 2.0 would include a loan of Rs.1760 crore (EUR 200 million) from AFD and KfW (EUR 100 million each) and a technical assistance grant of Rs.106 cr. (EUR 12 million) from the EU.

CITIIS 2.0 aims to leverage and scale up the learnings and successes of CITIIS 1.0. CITIIS 1.0 was launched jointly in 2018 by MoHUA, AFD, EU, and NIUA, with a total outlay of ₹933 crore (EUR 106 million). CITIIS 1.0 consisted of three components:

Component 1: 12 city-level projects selected through a competitive process.

Component 2: Capacity-development activities in the State of Odisha.

Component 3: Promoting integrated urban management at the national level through activities undertaken by NIUA, which was the Program Management Unit (PMU) for CITIIS 1.0

Technical assistance was made available under the program at all three levels through domestic experts, international experts, and transversal experts. It has resulted in the mainstreaming of innovative, integrated and sustainable urban development practices through a unique challenge-driven financing model based on the principles of competitive and cooperative federalism.

Following the CITIIS 1.0 model, CITIIS 2.0 has three major components:

Component 1: Financial and technical support for developing projects focused on building climate resilience, adaptation and mitigation in up to 18 smart cities through selection of competitively selected projects promoting circular economy with focus on integrated waste management.

Component 2: All States and UTs will be eligible for support on demand basis. The States will be provided support to (a) set-up/strengthen their existing State climate centres/ Climate cells/ equivalents (b) create State and city level Climate Data Observatories (c) facilitate climate-data driven planning, develop climate action plans and (d) build capacities of municipal functionaries. To achieve these objectives, the PMU at NIUA will coordinate provision of technical assistance and strategic support to State Governments.

Component 3: Interventions at all three levels; Centre, State and City to further climate governance in urban India through institutional strengthening, knowledge dissemination, partnerships, building capacity, research and development to support scale up across all States and Cities.

CITIIS 2.0 will supplement the climate actions of Government of India through its ongoing National programs (National Mission on Sustainable Habitat, AMRUT 2.0, Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 and Smart Cities Mission), as well as contributing positively to India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and Conference of the Parties (COP26) commitments.