New Delhi: My fellow Indian, This day last year began a golden chapter in the history of Indian democracy. It was after several decades that the people of the country voted back a full term government with a full majority. Once again, I bow to the 130 crore people of India and the democratic ethos of our nation. During normal tirnes, I would have been in your midst. However. the present circumstances do not permit that. That is why, I seekyour blessings through this letter. Your affection. goodwill and active cooperation have given new energy. and inspiration. The way you have showcased the collective strength of democracy is a guiding light for the whole world. Back in 2014, the people of the country voted for a substantive transform... In the last five years, the nation saw how the administrative apparatus broke itself free of status quo and from the swamp of corruption as well as misgovemance.True to the spirit of Antyodaya. the lives of millions have been transformed.
From 2014 to 2019, India's stature rose significantly. The dignity of the poor was enhanced. The nation achieved financial inclusion. free gas and electricity connections, total sanitation coverage, and made progress towards ensuring 'Housing forAll: India demonstrated its mettle through the surgical strike and air strike. At the same time, decades old demands such OROP, One Nation One Tax- GST. better MSP for farmers were fulfilled. In 2019, the people of India voted not merely for continuity but also with a dream- of taking India to new heights. A dream of making India a global leader. The decisions taken in the last one yearare directed at fulfilling this dream. Today. 130 crore people feel involved and integrated in the development trajectory of the nation. The light of 'Jan Shakti' and 'Rashtra Shakti' has ignited the entire nation. Powered by the Mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas. Sabka Vishwas. India is marching forward in all spheres.
My fellow Indian, In the last one year. sorne of the decisions were widely discussed and remain etched in public discourse. The decision on Article 370 furthered the spirit of national unity and integration. The Ram Mandir judgment, delivered unanimously by the Honourable Supreme Court of India. brought an amicable end to a debate persisting for centuries. The barbaric practice of Triple Talaq has been confined to the dustbin of history Amendment to the Citizenship Act was an expression of India's cornpassion and spirit of inclusiveness. But there have been many other decisions that have added momentum to the nation's development trajectory. The creation of the post of the Chief of Defence Staff was a long pending reform that has improved coordination among the armed forces. At the same time, India has stepped up preparations for Mission Gaganyaan. Empowering the poor. farmers. wo men and youth has remained our priority. PM Kisan Samman Nidhi now includes all farmers. In just one year, more than Rupees 72,000 crore has been deposited in the accounts of over 9 crore 50 lakh farmers.
The Jal Jeevan Mission will ensure supply of potable drinking water through piped connections to over 15 crore rural households. A huge campaign of free vaccination is being conducted for better health of our 50 crore livestock. For the first time in our country's history farmers, farm labourers, small shopkeepers and workers in unorganised sector are assured the provision of regular monthly pension of Rs. 3000 after the age of 60 years. Besides the facility of availing bank loans, a separate department has also been creat. for fishermen. Several other decisions have been taken to strengthen the fisheries sector. This will boost the blue economy. Similarly, it has been decided to constitute a Vyapari Kalyan Board for timely resolution of the problems of the traders. Higher quantum of financial assistance is being provided to more than 7 crore women attached to self help groups. Recently the loans without guarantee for self help groups h. been doubled to 20 lakh from the earlier 10 lakh. I.eping in mind the education of tribal children. we have begun the construction of more than 400 new Ekalavya Model Residential Schools. Several people friendly laws have been ushered during in the last year.
Our Parliament has broken the decades-old record in terms of productivity. As a result, whether it be the Consumer Protection Act, the amendment to Chit Fund Law or laws to provide more protection to women. children and Divyang, their passage in the Parliament was expedited. As a result of the policies and decisions of the government, the rural-urban gap is shrinking. For the first time, the numberof rural Indian using internet is 1096 more than the number of urban Indians. The list of such historic actions and decisions taken in national inter.t would be too long to detail in this letter. But I must say that every day of this year, my govemment has worked round the clock with full vigour, takingand implementing these decision,
Posted Date : 30-05-20
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