NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a clear message on Thursday, emphasizing that government policies are not intended to be mere posters for Members of Parliament (MPs) but should instead ensure widespread benefits under 'Modi's guarantee'. Speaking during a virtual interaction with beneficiaries of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, Modi underscored the importance of policies reaching every individual.
"I firmly believe that government policies should directly impact the grassroots level. Every rupee spent must directly benefit the people. My objective through the Sankalp Yatra is to understand the firsthand experiences of those who have already availed themselves of our schemes and to identify those yet to be included. It is imperative that everyone gains from Modi's guarantee," expressed the Prime Minister.
Promising to honor all assurances, PM Modi unveiled plans to deploy the 'Modi's Development Guarantee' initiative to reach every village in the nation. He stressed the importance of ensuring that the advantages of welfare schemes reach their intended beneficiaries, highlighting the significance of 'saturation' and comprehensive development.
In a critique aimed at previous Indian governments, PM Modi highlighted their tendency to focus solely on areas they anticipated favorable voting outcomes during elections.
The Prime Minister launched a program aimed at increasing the number of Jan Aushadi Kendras from 10,000 to 25,000 across the country. "Previously, the cost of medicines ranged between Rs.12,000-13,000, but with the Jan Aushadhi Kendra, the expense has reduced significantly to Rs.2000-3000, resulting in savings of up to Rs.10,000," he pointed out.
During his virtual address, PM Modi disclosed plans to provide drones to 15,000 self-help groups. "From the Red Fort, I pledged to empower women in villages as 'Drone didi'... Women will receive training to become drone pilots... The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra aims to extend government schemes and services to those who have been historically overlooked," he said.