Highlights of President Droupadi Murmu's speech
For the first time, a Welfare and Development Board has also been constituted for the Banjara, nomadic and semi-nomadic communities. Government has started working on the Vibrant Village programme to provide better facilities to the border villages.
Highlights of President Droupadi Murmu's address to both Houses of Parliament ** By 2047, we have to build a nation, which not only embraces its glorious past, but also encompasses every golden aspect of modernity.
** India which once looked at others for solutions of most of its problems, is emerging as a provider of solutions for the issues faced by the world.
** India's digital network is a source of inspiration even for developed countries.
** The long felt urge to be rid of the scourge of mega scams and corruption in government schemes is now being realised.
** Today India has a government which is stable, fearless, decisive.
** Today India has a government which is working for permanent solution of the problems of the poor and their lasting empowerment.
** From surgical strike to a firm crackdown on terrorism, from giving a befitting response to every misadventure from LoC to LAC, from abrogation of Article 370 to Triple Talaq, my government has been recognised as a decisive government.
** Corruption is the biggest enemy of democracy and social justice, a relentless fight against corruption is going on for the last few years.
** Today the monetary benefits of more than 300 schemes are directly reaching bank accounts of the people. A sum of more than Rs 27 lakh crore has reached crores of people with complete transparency.
** 'Poverty eradication' is no longer just a slogan, government is working to empower the poor.
** Under Ayushman Bharat Yojana more than 50 crore countrymen have been given free treatment.
** About 11 crore families have been covered with piped water supply under the Jal Jeevan Mission.
** The government has spent about Rs 3.5 lakh crore for free food grains to the poor under the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana.
** Street vendors have been linked to formal banking for the first time and affordable and collateral-free loans were made available to them through the PM SVANidhi scheme.
** 11 crore small farmers have been given more than Rs 2.25 lakh crore under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi.
** More than 36,000 tribal-dominated villages are being developed under the Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana. ** For the first time, a Welfare and Development Board has also been constituted for the Banjara, nomadic and semi-nomadic communities.
** Government has started working on the Vibrant Village programme to provide better facilities to the border villages. ** For the first time in the country, female population now outnumbers male population and health of women has also improved considerably.
** My government has chosen the path of consolidating heritage and giving priority to development.
** On the one hand, Ayodhya Dham is being constructed in the country, while on the other hand, a modern Parliament House is also being built.
** We are developing our pilgrimage centres and have also launched the first private satellite.
** India is taking its ancient methods like Yoga and Ayurveda to the whole world and also strengthening the country's new identity as the 'Pharmacy of the World'.
** We have initiated efforts for manufacturing of semiconductor chips and aeroplanes in India.
** The first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant has also joined our forces.
** Agniveer Yojana has been launched to give maximum opportunity to the youth of the country to serve the nation through the armed forces.
** My government is striving to make India the most competitive logistics hub of the world.
** We already achieved the target of making 40 per cent of its electricity generation capacity from non-fossil fuel sources, nine years ahead of the target.
** India's G20 presidency is an opportunity to showcase its potential and culture, ** Government is constantly laying emphasis on the modernisation of our military strength.
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