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PM Modi govt focuses on farmer welfare since coming to power in 2014 Narendra Modi
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PM Modi govt focuses on farmer welfare since coming to power in 2014

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 May 2023, 08:04 pm

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been trying to ensure that no one is left behind through his development works since coming to power in 2014, as per a book titled “9 Years: Seva, Sushasan, Garib Kalyan” issued by the PM Modi-led central government to mark its 9-year anniversary in two successive terms.

In the last nine years, the Modi government has launched and implemented several welfare schemes to empower every Indian, the book said, adding that the government was focused on bringing in development that guarantees basic facilities such as drinking water, electricity connections, healthcare, toilets, LPG cylinders, education, and financial inclusion to all, and not just to a select few, reports ANI news agency.

According to the book, 80 crore people have been getting free food grains under PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana since its inception. “11.72 crore toilets were built under Swachh Bharat scheme while loans of over Rs 7351 crore were given to SC and ST beneficiaries under Stand Up India scheme”, the book read.

The book further stated that 60 per cent of current ministers belong to SC, ST, or OBC communities.

On the education and empowerment of the marginalized communities front, under PM Modi’s leadership five times more Eklavaya Residential schools sanctioned since 2014 as compared to earlier and 117 Aspirational Districts have surpassed their respective state average on development parameters, the book stated.

The book further emphasized that the PM Modi government provided constitutional status to the National Commission of Backward Classes and carried out cash transfers to 20 crore women during the COVID lockdown.

“34.45 lakh street vendors got loans through PM SVANidhi, 39.65 crore loans were allotted to small entrepreneurs under MUDRA Yojana, 11.88 crore households were provided with tap water connections and over 3 crore urban and rural houses were built under PM Awas Yojana”, the book read.

In line with its welfare programme, the Modi government’s historic decision to provide reservations for economically weaker sections offered much-needed support to poor households, the book added.