PM Modi is one of the ‘power profiles’ on the business-oriented social networking website LinkedIn, with more than 18 lakh followers. He is among the most viewed CEOs on the website. In a recent post on the website, PM Modi has listed out the NDA government’s achievements. He has written about the meeting he chaired to review progress in the core infrastructure sector. Modi said that there have been ‘phenomenal progress’ in important sectors like railways and renewable energy.
“The cumulative installed capacity in the new and renewable energy sector has crossed 44 GigaWatts. Targets have been met for various components and projects under Centre and State policies. A part of the discussion included the way ahead in enhancing solar energy production, including via rooftop generation.” And about the railway sector, Modi wrote: “As far as the railways are concerned, I am glad to share that the Indian Railways has achieved its target of daily passenger movement and 40 unmanned crossings have been eliminated in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. This is important keeping in mind the safety aspect.”
Talking about the development in the aviation sector, PM Modi claimed that 8 Indian airports rank among the top 5 airports globally in their respective sectors. “Regional connectivity assumes great importance for us because the more our smaller towns get connected, better opportunities will be available for people in those towns.”
He also addressed the importance of housing sector for the poor and neo-middle class. Modi said that the government has completed 6.94 lakh rural houses in the first quarter of the current fiscal year in rural areas while the target was of 6 lakh houses. PM Modi also talked about initiatives in port areas and other schemes like DBT scheme, LED bulbs distribution etc.
The Prime Minister said that India’s development journey is special, as the efforts are ushering in an ‘era of historic growth’. Modi claimed that corruption is history and said that it has become easier to do business than earlier and that when the world is suffering from a weak economy, ‘India is a ray of hope’.