Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched Gramin Swaraj Abhiyan from Madhya Pradesh’s Mandla. Modi said that Mahatma Gandhi was the first person who had envisioned Gram Swaraj.
“I am delighted to be in Madhya Pradesh on National Panchayati Raj Day. Bapu always highlighted the importance of villages and spoke about ‘Gram Swaraj,” Modi said.
Here are the UPDATES from PM Narendra Modi’s rally:
1.38 pm: PM Narendra Modi: When villages are transformed, India will be transformed.
1.37 pm: PM Narendra Modi appeals public representatives to ensure that people have Jan Dhan accounts and insurance coverage under the Government schemes.
1.35 pm: PM Narendra Modi appeals public representatives working across the villages to focus on Jan Dhan, Van Dhan, Gobar Dhan.
1.33 pm: PM Narendra Modi speaks on water conversation: Think about what you can do for water conservation in the villages. Every drop of water should be conserved.
1.31 pm: PM Narendra Modi says farmers in the country are in need to know about and learn new farming techniques.
1.28 pm: PM Narendra Modi says we have provided adequate facilities in villages for education, but the children have to be sincere towards being regular to schools.
1.24 pm: PM Narendra Modi urges farmers to grow Bamboo in their lands. He asks village Pradhans to encourage farmers to be self-dependents.
1.22 pm: PM Narendra Modi urges people to focus on the education of their children. He says education is essential for the child’s future.
1.19 pm: PM Narendra Modi says he is delighted to be in Madhya Pradesh on National Panchayati Raj Day. Bapu always highlighted the importance of villages and spoke about ‘Gram Swaraj’, says Modi.
1.17 pm: People are now talking about the need to ensure that money allocated for a project is utilised and it is done in a transparent manner, he adds.
1.12 pm: PM Narendra Modi says Budgets are important when it comes to rural development. However, he notes that there is a shift in the discourse in last few years.
Further inputs awaited