A glimpse of PM's rally in Chattisgarh. (Pic:

Tour de India, Modi style

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for his high levels of energy but, the scale of his activity in the last few months will surprise everyone. In the period from 25th December to 1st May, which is around 125 days, PM Modi has held 200 programmes across 27 states and Union Territories, says a post on his website

The Prime Minister joined 30 programmes in Delhi itself. 14 Cabinet meetings have been held since the start of the year.

These numbers speak for themselves. They also offer a unique glimpse into the working style and multi-tasking abilities of PM Modi.

Through these programmes, PM Modi would have touched base with almost every Indian in 125 days.

What is most striking about these programmes is the diversity. From students to scientists, farmers to entrepreneurs, foreign heads of state to Party workers, the calendar of PM Modi has it all!

Covering the length and breadth of India: From Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Jamnagar to Silchar, there is no part of the nation that the Prime Minister did not visit.

In February 2019, he embarked on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir where in one day he covered all three regions of the state- Ladakh, Jammu and the Kashmir valley. Development projects worth thousands of crores were dedicated to the nation.

In Srinagar, the Prime Minister held a wide-ranging dialogue with the people of the valley. He also went to the scenic Dal Lake and joined a memorable boat-ride.

The Northeast has always been a focus area of the Government, with not only the Prime Minister but also top ministers and officials visiting the region every fortnight.

Since January 2019, PM Modi has made multiple visits to Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura. In the visits before the setting in of the Model Code of Conduct, there was great emphasis on infra projects and sectors like energy and agriculture.

Pro-people promises, swift delivery: On 1st February, the NDA Government announced two marquee schemes- the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi and the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Man Dhan Yojana. The former provides monetary support to farmers while the latter assures a monthly pension to the unorganised sector.

Both schemes are ambitious and unprecedented in terms of scale. And, in typical Modi style both schemes were launched in quick time of their announcement by the Prime Minister.

PM Modi went to Gorakhpur on 24th February to launch the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi while he went to Ahmedabad to launch the Shram Yogi Man Dhan Yojana on 5th March.

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