Government still committed to welfare of poor: Modi

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s one year reign has been nothing short of an achievement, for himself and for the country. As he completes one year in the office, his work is up for evaluation by everyone. It is being judged whether he has accomplished a part of what he had promised during his election campaign around the same time last year.

Some of the major hits Mr Modi has added on his resume include Make in India, Jan Dhan Yojna, Namani Gange Campaign to name a few. He has been highly successful in changing India’s image globally. Despite all these significant achievements, one area, which has proved to be his Achilles’ heel, is ‘agriculture’. Farmers all over the country are in distress, and poor are still awaiting a game changing moment for them.

The prime minister, launching the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP’s) mega campaign, marking the anniversary of NDA government’s one year in the power, once again asserted that he was committed to the welfare of poor. He underlined that the government wanted to create an environment where, there was a sense of social security, and thus, it has introduced the Atal Pension Yojna.

“We are making efforts so farmers of the nation get adequate water, electricity and land,” he added.

There have been issues of farmers committing suicide in various parts of India. The unseasonal rain and drought have emerged a point of concern for farmers as well as the government. Addressing a rally in the Uttar Pradesh state of Mathura, the prime minister said, “Farmers’ suicide must not be politicised. We must look into why farmers are unhappy after 60 years of Independence.”

A major part of his speech was dedicated to youth employment, as the youth of this country are still struggling to find a job, despite the economy of India picking up quite well. There is a need for the youth to get employment opportunities, and small traders and businessman can play a pivotal role in it.

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