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Sep 08, 2019
8:43PM

Govt has taken several landmark decisions all aimed at empowering the poor: Javadekar

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NDA Government has taken several historic and landmark decisions at an unprecedented scale in the first hundred days of its second term.

Presenting report card on 100 days of NDA government, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar lauded the sensitivity and encouragement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards ISRO scientists and boost to the scientific community at large.

 
The Minister highlighted key decisions of the government, including abrogation of Article 370 with a view to the betterment of life of common people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. He also mentioned steps taken towards achieving the vision of making India a 5 trillion dollar economy, large scale investment in infrastructure and social sector, Ease of Doing Business, legislation against Triple Talaq, reduction of physical interference and transparency in GST and IT return filing process. Other programmes  include Jal Shakti Abhiyaan, Har Ghar Bijli Yojna, Ujjwala scheme for gas connections, Ayushman Bharat, social sector protection to unorganized sector workers and small traders,  financial assistance to farmers, and public participation movements like Fit India and ending menace of single use plastics.
 
Mr Javadekar said, the preparation for implementation of these decisions was done before elections as these are in national interest. He said, the decisions are aimed at empowering the farmers, poor, labourers, Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes. The Minister said, several corrupt officials were weeded out as a boost to transparency. He said, there is no place for corruption in the country.
 
Addressing concerns raised on GDP growth rate, Mr Javadekar stressed that while the slowdown of the economy is cyclical, the fundamentals of Indian economy are strong. He said with surge in foreign investment and domestic demand, GDP growth rate will soon rise.
The Minister also released the booklet ‘Jan Connect’ and inaugurated an Exhibition on ‘Furthering India’s Development - 100 days of Bold Initiatives & Decisive Actions’ on the occasion.
 
NDA government took the path breaking decision of bringing Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to mainstream by removing special provisions under Article 370. Merger of public sector banks, additional credit expansion through Public Sector Banks, fillip to automobile sector and infrastructure projects worth over 100 lakh crore rupees are some of steps taken towards realizing the goal of five trillion dollar economy.

In order to ensure social justice and empowerment, NDA government abolished Triple Talaq, amended POCSO Act, and ensured pay parity for women under The Code of Wages, 2019. Jal Shakti Ministry was formed and under Jal Jeevan Mission, drinking water for all rural households will be provided by 2024. PM KISAN has been extended to all 6.37 crore farmers under which government is providing 6000 rupees per year to small and marginal farmers.
 

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