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India today celebrates its 70Th year of Independence. Marking the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation from Red Fort and emphasized on the need for good governance and transparency in the country.
Here are his top quotes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Today our resolve is to turn the Swaraj (Self-Rule) into Su-Rajya (Good governance. Surajya means a qualitative and positive change in the lives of the citizens of India
Economic progress is not the only measure of an empowered society. A strong society is built on social justice.
Under the previous government, inflation had crossed 10 per cent. Under our efforts, we have not let it go above 6 per cent.
Want to change situation where people are scared of Income Tax authorities.
It’s sad that when a place can be reached in only 3 hours, it has taken 70 years to take electricity to these villages.
“Reform, perform, transform, we have made efforts in every sector. We are trying to revive ‘post-offices’ in the country which is becoming irrelevant increasingly due to advent of technology,” Modi said, claiming that his government has revived sectors such as BSNL which has been failing across the world. For the first time, shipping corporation and BSNL have gained operational profit because of our government. The emphasis, Modi said, was on revival of 118 stuck projects worth Rs 7.5 lakh crore.
PM Modi announced that the Government of India will bear Rs 1 lakh medical expenses for poor families. He also announced a 20 per cent increase in pension of freedom fighters.
“Amidst global economic slow-down, Indian economy is growing,” PM Modi said, adding that the GST, which has been passed by both houses of Parliament and now awaits clearance from state assemblies, will give strength to our economy. The Prime Minister said all parties are to be thanked for its passage. “One nation, one grid and one price- we have worked on this.”
On power, Modi said laying of power transmission lines increased to 50,000 km in a year from 30,000-35,000-km earlier. “Electricity has reached 10,000 villages out of 18,000 un-electricified villages. The LED bulb that was priced at Rs 350 each, is now being sold at Rs 50 each,” Modi said, urging people to buy LED bulbs and save electricity. When 77 crore LED lights are used in the country, India can up to save 20 MW energy.