New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the inaugural address at the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi today, where he said that for any society or any country to progress, conversations are important, adding that they lay the foundation for a better future. He asserted that Government is working on present challenges and problems with the mantra of “Sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas.”
Enumerating several decisions taken by the government, Modi said abrogation of Article 370 has given a new ray of hope to the people of J&K and Ladakh. Muslim women are now free from the practice of Triple Talaq, he said.
Modi also referred to the decision on unauthorized colonies in Delhi, saying it has benefited 40 lakh people, and adding that several such decisions were taken for a better tomorrow, for a New India.
The PM said Government is now focusing on districts which are lagging behind in many development indicators of health, sanitation and infrastructure, adding that 112 districts are being developed as Aspirational Districts, with a focus on every parameter of development and governance.
Modi remarked that the Government is undertaking real time monitoring on various parameters, such as malnutrition, access to banking facilities, insurance, electricity and other amenities in these districts and said the better future of these 112 districts will ensure a better future for the country.
Talking about the Jal Jeevan Mission, the PM said Government is connecting 15 crore households with piped water supply, then said Government is committed to making India a $5 trillion economy, and is working as an enabler, facilitator and promoter to achieve this target.
Modi said several economic reforms such as historic Bank Merger, codifying of labour laws, recapitalization of Banks, reduction in corporate tax have been undertaken, and said India is among the best performers in improving Ease of Doing Business ranking. India has improved 79 ranks over the past 5 years, he noted.
Modi also spoke about a Rs. 25,000 crore fund created to fund stalled housing projects, and said the Government is also initiating Rs. 100 lakh crores worth of infrastructure projects.
The PM mentioned that India ranks 34th in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index and noted that increase in tourism activities leads to creation of job opportunities, particularly for the poor.
He spoke about the various initiatives being taken to transform the human resource and said the Government is working with an outcome based, result oriented approach and focusing on the time bound delivery of work.
Modi said the roadmap of the Government is, “Right intention, best technology and effective implementation for better future of 130 crore Indians.”
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