Women power is foundation of rural economy, broadband develops big pool of skilled youth in villages: PM Modi

February 23, 2022 0 Comments


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oi-Prakash KL

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New
Delhi,
Feb
23:

Prime
Minister
Narendra
Modi
on
Wednesday
addressed
a
webinar
on
the
positive
impact
of
Union
Budget
2022
on
water
and
sanitation
under
‘Har
Ghar
Jal’.

PM Narendra Modi to address webinar on water, sanitation today

Speaking
at
the
occasion,
the
PM
reiterated
the
mantra
of
Sabka
Saath,
Sabka
Vikas,
Sabka
Vishwas
and
Sabka
Prayas
as
the
inspiration
behind
all
the
policies
and
actions
of
the
government.
“Our
pledges
for
the
Azadi
Ka
Amrit
kaal
will
be
realized
only
with
the
efforts
of
everyone
and
everyone
will
be
able
to
make
that
effort
only
when
every
individual,
section
and
region
gets
the
full
benefit
of
development”,
Modi
said.

On
February
1,
Union
Finance
Minister
Nirmala
Sitharaman
had
proposed
to
cover
villages
on
the
northern
border
under
the
new
Vibrant
Villages
Programme.

PM
Modi
said
that
the
budget
has
given
clear
road
map
for
achieving
the
goal
of
saturation
of
government
development
measures
and
schemes
and
how
basic
amenities
can
reach
to
cent
percent
population.
“The
Budget
has
made
essential
allocations
for
every
scheme
like
PM
Awas
Yojana,
Gramin
Sadak
Yojana,
Jal
Jeevan
Mission,
connectivity
of
North-East,
broadband
in
villages”,
he
said.
“Similarly,
Vibrant
Village
programme,
announced
in
the
budget
is
very
important
for
the
border
villages”,
he
added.

The
Prime
Minister
elaborated
on
the
priorities
of
the
government
and
said
that
Prime
Minister’s
Development
Initiative
for
North
East
Region
(PM-DevINE)
will
ensure
saturation
of
basic
amenities
in
the
North-East
region.
Similarly,
Svamitva
Scheme
is
helping
in
properly
demarcating
residences
and
land
in
villages
as
more
than
40
lakh
property
cards
have
been
issued.
With
measures
like
Unique
land
identification
PIN,
dependence
of
rural
people
on
the
revenue
officials
will
decrease.
He
asked
the
state
governments
to
work
with
a
time-line
for
linking
land
records
and
demarcation
solutions
with
modern
technology.
“For
achieving
100
per
cent
coverage
in
different
schemes,
we
will
have
to
focus
on
new
technology,
so
that
projects
get
completed
with
speed
and
quality
is
not
compromised
also”,
he
added.

Talking
about
the
target
of
4
crore
water
connections
under
the
Jal
Jeevan
Mission,
the
Prime
Minister
asked
to
enhance
the
efforts
and
appealed
to
every
state
government
to
be
very
vigilant
about
the
quality
of
the
pipelines
and
water
that
is
proposed
to
be
provided.
“One
of
the
key
features
of
this
scheme
is
that
there
should
be
a
sense
of
ownership
at
the
village
level
and
‘water
governance’ is
strengthened.
Keeping
all
this
in
Mind,
we
have
to
take
tap
water
to
every
household
by
2024”,
the
Prime
Minister
said.

The
Prime
Minister
pointed
out
that
rural
digital
connectivity
is
no
longer
mere
aspiration
but
has
become
a
necessity.
“Broadband
will
not
only
provide
facilities
in
the
villages
but
will
also
create
a
big
pool
of
skilled
youth
in
the
villages”,
he
said.
Broadband,
the
Prime
Minister
said,
will
expand
the
service
sector
to
increase
capabilities
in
the
country.
He
also
emphasized
need
for
proper
awareness
regarding
proper
use
of
the
broadband
capabilities
where
the
work
is
already
completed.

The
Prime
Minister
underlined
the
role
of
woman
power
as
the
foundation
of
rural
economy.
“Financial
inclusion
has
ensured
better
participation
of
women
in
the
financial
decisions
of
the
families.
There
is
a
need
to
push
this
participation
of
women
further
through
self-help
groups”,
he
added.

In
conclusion,
the
Prime
Minister
suggested
many
ways
of
improving
governance
for
rural
development
from
his
experience.
He
suggested
that
it
will
be
helpful
that
all
agencies
responsible
for
rural
issues
should
sit
together
on
regular
intervals
to
ensure
synergy
and
coordination.
“More
than
the
availability
of
money,
it
is
the
presence
of
siloes
and
lack
of
convergence
that
is
the
problem”,
he
said.
He
suggested
many
innovative
ways
such
as
making
the
border
villages
venue
of
various
competitions,
retired
government
officials
benefitting
their
villages
with
their
administrative
experience.

He
also
suggested
that
deciding
on
a
day
as
birthday
of
the
village
and
celebrating
it
with
a
spirit
of
solving
the
problems
of
the
village
will
strengthen
the
attachment
of
the
people
with
their
village
and
will
enrich
the
rural
life.
Measures
like
Krishi
Vigyan
Kendras
selecting
few
farmers
for
natural
farming,
villages
deciding
about
removing
mal-nutrition
and
dropout
rates
will
lead
to
much
better
outcomes
for
India’s
villages,
he
said.



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