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Independence Day 2021: Six mega announcements by PM Modi from ramparts of Red Fort

Narendra Modi Independence Day Big AnnouncementsPM Modi also called upon the manufacturers to make quality products for export as India’s prestige and trust of people are attached to the products.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the nation for the eighth time in a row since he assumed office in 2014. Addressing the nation, PM Modi gave the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath – Sabka Vikas – Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas’ for realising the goal of New India. PM Modi said that there comes a time in the development journey of every country when it has to redefine itself, moves forward with new resolutions. “Today that time has come in India’s development journey,” said PM Modi. The Prime Minister said that starting now, the journey over the next 25 years will be crucial for the creation of a new India and fulfilment of the country’s resolve taking us to 100 years of Independence. On this occasion, PM Modi made six big announcements that will benefit the country in different ways. Take a look:

Nutrition Goal: PM Modi said that nutrition is very important for a healthy life and announced that the rice supplied using the PDS and other methods will be fortified to make it nutritious. “The government will fortify the rice which it gives to the poor under its different schemes and will give nutritious rice to the poor. Whether it is rice available at ration shop, rice available in mid-day meal, rice available through every scheme will be fortified by the year 2024,” said the PM. The move will ensure the availability of nutritious rice to poor children. PM Modi also informed that priority is being given to schemes related to education, health, nutrition, roads, employment, in more than 110 aspirational districts of the country.

E-commerce platform for SHGs: In a move that will go a long way in ensuring a better lifestyle for rural women, Prime Minister Modi today announced the creation of an e-commerce platform especially for selling products prepared by women associated with Self Help Groups. “There are more than 8 crore sisters in the village who are associated with our self-help groups and they make more than one product. Now the government will prepare an e-commerce platform for their products to get a big market in the country and abroad,” said PM Modi.

Indian Railways: Prime Minister Narendra Modi maintained his focus on northeastern states. He announced that all capitals of northeastern states will be connected using railways soon. “Whether our eastern India, North East, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh including the entire Himalayan region, be it our coastal belt or tribal region, it will become a big base for India’s development in future. Today, a new history of connectivity is being written in Northeast India. This connectivity is of hearts as well as of infrastructure. Very soon, the work of connecting all the state capitals of North East with rail service is going to be completed,” said PM Modi. PM Modi also announced that 75 Vande Bharat trains will be connecting every corner of the country in the 75 weeks of Amrit Mahotsav of Independence.

National Master Plan: Presenting his vision of new-age infrastructure, PM Modi reiterated that infra projects cannot be made in silos. He announced the launch of PM Gatishakti in the coming days. “Along with modern infrastructure, India also needs to adopt a holistic approach in infrastructure construction. India is going to launch the Prime Minister Gatishakti- National Master Plan in the coming days,” said PM Modi. He said that the national master plan will be a 100 lakh crore rupees national infrastructure master plan which will make a foundation for holistic infrastructure and give an integrated pathway to India’s economy. The national master plan will provide for multi-modal connectivity across the country with a view to reducing logistics costs and time. Gatishakti, Modi explained, will help local manufacturers turn globally competitive and also develop possibilities of new future economic zones.

National Hydrogen Mission: PM Modi said it is necessary for India to be energy independent for the country’s progress and to make a self-reliant India. He said that the government will work towards making India self-reliant in the energy sector before the 100th year of independence. “Whatever work India is doing today, the biggest goal, which is going to give India a quantum jump, is the field of Green Hydrogen….Green Hydrogen is the future of the world. Today, I announce the setting up of the National Hydrogen Mission with the aim of becoming the new global hub of Green Hydrogen, and also its largest exporter,” said PM Modi.

Sainik School: In a move that will ensure that girls get equal representation as boys, the Prime Minister announced that from now onwards, girl students can also take admission in Sainik Schools. “I used to get messages from lakhs of daughters that they also want to study in Sainik School, the doors of Sainik Schools should be opened for them too. Two-and-a-half years ago, as an experiment, we admitted daughters for the first time to Sainik School in Mizoram. Now the government has decided that all the Sainik Schools in the country will also be opened for the daughters,” stated the PM.

PM Modi also called upon Central and state ministries/departments to launch a campaign to review the rules and procedures that have stood before the people of the country as a hindrance, as a burden. He urged the government department to do away with such laws. He said that good and smart governance is required for implementing reforms. PM Modi also called upon the manufacturers to make quality products for export as India’s prestige and trust of people are attached to the products.

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