Celebrating India’s 75th Independence day, Prime Minister Modi addressed the nation from the iconic Red Fort saying about the achievements of the country and also laid out plans for India at 100 i.e for the next 25 years.
Emphasising on food security the Prime Minister said that it is high time agricultural sector starts using scientific research and methods for increasing food production and thus increasing food security in India. Also on the topic he said it is high time that the country must increase collective power of small farmers and make them nation’s pride.
The Prime Minister said: “It is time we apply scientific research and suggestions in our agriculture sector. We need to reap all its benefits. It will not just provide food security to the nation, but will also increase food produce.”
New e-commerce platform
Talking about a new e-commerce platform the Prime Minister said that the government will develop an all new e-commerce platform specifically for the products made by rural women self-help groups. Praising women self-help groups, Modi said there are more than eight crore rural women in the villages who associate themselves with these self-help groups.
The new platform will provide for these women as they produce various kinds of products and it will fecilitate for their products to get a big market in India and abroad.
Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayaas
Giving a new slogan on Independence Day the Prime Minister said “‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayaas’ is very important for the achievement of all our goals.”
“There comes a time in the development journey of every country, when that country redefines itself, moves forward with new resolutions. Today that time has come in India’s development journey…Starting from here, the journey of the next 25 years is the ‘Amrit’ of the creation of a new India. The fulfillment of our resolves in this ‘Amrit Kaal’ will take us till 100 years of independence,” said the Prime Minister.
Fortifies rice to the poor by 2024
In a bid address the problem of malnutrition in the country the Prime Minister on Sunday announced that the rice distributed to the poor will be fortified with the help of various schemes such as Mid-day Meal. “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,” he said.
‘Gati Shakti’- New Infrastructure Plan
Launching a new National Infrastructure Plan, PM Modi launched a program called ‘Gati Shakti’ which is focused boosting infrastructure in India, providing jobs and boosting the economy as well as exports. The budget for this will be about Rs 100 trillion ($1.35 Trillion).
Hand-holding of deprived communities necessary, reservation being ensured
Ensuring reservation for Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes, Other Backward Classes and General Category poor necessary said the Prime Minister and emphasised that hand holding if the communities is necessary
“We have to bridge the gap between lives in villages and cities,” he said.
In his speech the Prime Minister on sunday said a new history of connectivity is being written in the northeast, while announcing that the work to connect the state capitals in the region with rail services will be completed soon.
During his speech, he 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.
Applauding the fantastic work done by our scientists PM Modi said on Sunday it is the result of the strength of our industrialists and scientists, that today India does not need to depend on any other nation for COVID-19 vaccines.
Energy Independency Target – 2047
Prime Minister Narendra Modi set a target of becoming ‘energy independent’ by 2047 through a mix of electric mobility, gas-based economy, doping ethanol in petrol and making the country a hub for hydrogen production. Delivering his Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort, he said India spends over ₹12 lakh crore on energy imports every year.
“For India to progress, for Atmanirbhar Bharat, energy independence is the call of the hour,” he said. “India has to take a pledge that it will be energy independent by the year we celebrate 100th year of Independence.
Sainik schools now open for girls also
In a historic move Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that all Sainik Schools in the country will now be open for girls also. At present, 33 Sainik schools are operating in the country. During his speech, the Prime Minister said that two-and-a-half years ago, the maiden experiment of admitting girls in Sainik schools was carried out in Mizoram.”Now, the government has decided that all the Sainik schools in the country will also be open for the daughters of the country,” he said.