Top Announcements by PM Modi today on 75th Independence day

PM Modi had declared August 14 as the Partition Horrors Remembrance Day. He mentioned the same in his Independence Day speech on Sunday and said, “We forgot the Partition and its horrors after Independence. We need to remember them and the tragedy they faced due to the Partition. We will observe August 14 in honour of the victims of Partition.”

“We have to ensure we meet our goal of building Aatmanirbhar Bharat when we celebrate 100 years of India’s Independence,” PM Modi said.

“A time comes in the development journey of every country when that nation defines itself from a new end when it takes itself forward with new resolutions. Today, that time has come in India’s development journey, he said.

On India’s fast-tracked efforts in making its own Covid-19 vaccine, PM Modi more than 54 crore have been administered with vaccine doses so far. He said, “During Covid, our doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, sanitation workers, scientists who were developing vaccines & crores of citizens who were working with a sense of service -all those who devoted every moment to serving others in this period, deserve our appreciation.”PM Modi further spoke about the development in rural areas of the country. He said, “we have to bridge the gap between lives in villages and cities.”

“Now we have to move towards saturation in which 100 per cent villages will have roads, 100 per cent households will have a bank account, 100 per cent beneficiaries must have Ayushman Bharat cards, 100 per cent

eligible persons should have a gas connection under the Ujjwala scheme,” PM Modi said. “It is essential to fully utilise the capabilities of India to take it to new heights in the 21st century. For this, we have to hold the hands of the section that is lagging, the area that is lagging,” PM Narendra Modi said. “Today we see our villages changing rapidly. In the past few years, facilities like road and electricity have reached villages. Today, optical fiber network is providing the power of data to villages, the internet is reaching there. Digital entrepreneurs are getting ready in villages too,” PM Modi said.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government will fortify the rice distributed to the poor via different schemes such as Midday Meal in a bid to address the problem of malnutrition. He also mentioned the value of scientific approaches for agricultural growth to ensure food security for all.

“Malnutrition and lack of micro-nutrients are affecting the growth of poor children. Looking at this, it has been decided to fortify the rice given to the poor via different government schemes,” PM Modi said in his Independence Day speech.

Currently, out of the 15 states identified for the ‘Central scheme on fortified rice and its distribution via public distribution system (PDS)’, five are implementing it in one district each on a pilot basis.

Rice provided under any scheme will be fortified by 2024, PM Modi said. “We are witnessing the rapid transformation of our villages,” Modi said while stressing that digital entrepreneurs are being nurtured in villages too.

In 75 weeks of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, 75 ‘Vande Bharat’ trains will connect different parts of country, PM Modi announced. The government’s focus is to make small farmers, who own less than two hectares of land and comprise over 80 percent of all farmers, the country’s pride, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day address.

“We will have to increase the collective power of the small farmers of the country. We have to give them new facilities. They must become the country’s pride,” PM Modi said.

  • Aiming for better technology, PM Modi said, “We have to work together for the next-generation infrastructure, world-class manufacturing, cutting innovations and new-age technology.”

“Along with modern infrastructure, India needs to adopt holistic approach in infrastructure construction,” PM Modi said, adding, “Today, the country is exporting mobile phone worth $3 billion. Now, we need to tap global market.

  •  PM Modi further said the capitals of northeast states will soon be connected with railways. PM Modi said a new history of connectivity is being written in the northeast, and announced that the work to connect the state capitals in the region with rail services will be completed soon.

During his Independence Day speech, PM Modi said multiple parts of the country — whether its east, northeast, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh including the entire Himalayan region, the coastal belt or the tribal region — will become a big base for India’s development in the future.

PM Modi also said over 4.5 crore new households received piped water connection under the Jal Jeevan Mission in the last two years. The scheme aims to provide tap water connections to all rural households by 2024. “Over 4.5 crore new households have received piped water supply within two years of Jal Jeevan Mission,” PM Modi said. S-IndiaToday

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