Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Villages poisoned by venom of casteism, says PM Modi

Villages poisoned by venom of casteism, says PM Modi

The tributes to political leaders Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan and Sangh Parivar veteran Nanaji Deshmukh were paid by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, on their birth anniversaries.

The nation is celebrating the birth anniversary of nation builders Nanaji Deshmukh and Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan.

The country, assured the prime minister, has sufficient resources to deliver benefits to the last man in the queue, he added.

He also said there is a need to create development schemes for rural India that are "outcome oriented". Initiatives have to be completed in a time-bound manner, he observed. "Efforts have to be comprehensive and "outcome driven" not "output driven", he said. "If this is done, we can achieve by 2022 what has been a dream for the last 70 years", he said. The Prime Minister said that Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan was never interested in power politics, and fought corruption.

"Democracy is successful when there is "jan bhagidari" (public participation) in implementing developmental schemes".

The Congress said the PM's move to set up his economic advisory council after three and a half years of coming to power was a step too little and too late as the economy was already in a downward spiral.

Modi said it was imperative that correct guidelines flow down from above and correct information flows up from below. Attending a special function to mark the birth centenary of Nanaji Deshmukh, PM Modi spoke of the farsightedness of Nanaji in making villages self reliant and disease free.

Modi also launched the DISHA Portal - a tool developed for MPs and MLAs for monitoring the implementation of various schemes of different ministries in their constituencies through a single portal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lamented that the "venom of casteism" was causing the "destruction" of villages, and urged people to work for the development of rural India.

The Prime Minister digitally inaugurated 11 Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI) Buildings and a Plant Phenomics Facility at IARI.

The Prime Minister will address an audience of about 10,000 people, drawn from Self Help Groups, Panchayats, water conservation innovators, and beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

Speaking further, PM Modi said that facilities that are associated with cities must also be made available to the villages.

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