India has Witnessed Extraordinary Transformation Under Modi – Nalin Kumar Kateel
Udupi: Mangaluru MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said that in the last four years, India has witnessed an extraordinary transformation in almost all the spheres of human activity and progress under Narendra Modi’s government. “The commitment towards ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ is reflected in the initiatives taken by the government in the last four years,” he said while speaking at a press meet held at the District BJP office on Monday, June 11.
“There are no middlemen left in the system and the country has witnessed an ‘extraordinary transformation’ in all the spheres in the last four years. PM Narendra Modi has completed four years without facing any corruption charges. The central government has been corruption free. PM Modi has brought a lot of recognition for our country,” he said.
Kateel added that the policy initiatives have also encouraged active public participation of people with the aim of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ with good intention for correct development.
He said that the government has also launched a major reform in the economic system – the Goods and Services Tax (GST) – to enhance ease of doing business and ease of living.
He further said that India’s centuries-old yoga practice was recognised at the global level and the United Nations declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. Healthcare was the main focus area of the government and the sector has seen some unprecedented initiatives by the government. Ayushman Bharat, the world’s largest health insurance initiative, was announced in the Budget 2018-19 which aims to provide coverage to more than 50 crore citizens.
About the development of the poorest sections of the society, Kateel said that the government started the financial inclusion scheme Jan Dhan Yojna and until now, 31.52 crore accounts have been opened under it. Approximately, 13.25 crore people are insured with personal accident cover under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna. 3.8 crore LPG connections have been provided and the government has set a target of providing 8 crore LPG connections.
“Four years back, citizens gave us a solid mandate for ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. The Modi government has worked hard for New India. In the last 4 years, Modi has taken steps after steps that have increased the world’s hope and belief in India.”
Kateel further said that the Government under the leadership of the Prime Minister was committed to building new infrastructure for ‘New India’. “This has seen unprecedented speed and scale in transforming the nation. Around one crore houses are built for the poor under PM Awas Yojna. More than 1.69 lakh kilometres of rural roads have been built in last four years and the speed of highway construction has gone up from 12 km per day to 27 km per day in the last 4 years. The Bharat mala project of the Government aims to connect the entire country with a network of highways at a cost of more than Rs 5,35,000 crore. Under the rural electrification scheme, the Government achieved its objective of electrifying all the villages across the country,” he added.
The Swachh Bharat Mission, launched by the Prime Minister, has now become the Jan Andolan. Under the mission, over 7.5 crore toilets have been constructed across the country, he said.
Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat, District BJP president Mattar Rathnakar Hegde, BJP state committee member Uday Kumar Shetty, Pratap Simha Nayak and others were present.