75th Year of Independence - time to start a new vibrant journey

All izz well, says Modi

Economy growing at 8%, forex flows improve

PM Narendra Modi asserts the country is moving with the mantra of SabkaSaath, Sabka Vikas and SabkaPrayas.

NEW DELHI, Jan 1 (The CONNECT) - Exuding optimism about the economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the Indian economy is looking better than pre-covid days on many parameters.

Speaking at a farmers’ event to mark the release of the 10th instalment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme today via video conferencing, Modi pointed out that “today the growth rate of our economy is more than 8%.” Record foreign investment has come to India, he said.

The PM released over Rs. 20,000 crore to more than 10 crore beneficiary farmer families and an equity grant of more than Rs. 14 crore to about 351 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), which in turn will benefit more than 1.24 lakh farmers.

Modi said the country’s Our forex reserves have reached record levels. Old records have also been surpassed in GST collection. “We have also set new records in the matter of exports, especially in agriculture,” he said.

He said that in 2021 transection of more than 70 lakh crore rupees was done on UPI. More than 50 thousand start-ups are working in India out of these 10 thousand came up during last six months, he said.

The Prime Minister recalled the nation’s effort in fighting the pandemic, vaccination and making arrangement for the vulnerable sections during the difficult period. The country is spending 2 lakh 60 thousand crore rupees on making ration available to the vulnerable sections. The government is working relentlessly to strengthen its medical infrastructure. He listed efforts like new oxygen plants, new medical colleges, wellness centres, Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission and Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission in the direction of revamping medical infrastructure.

The country is moving with the mantra of SabkaSaath, Sabka Vikas and SabkaPrayas. Many people are spending their lives for the country, they are building the country. The Prime Minister said that they used to do this work earlier also, but now there work is being recognized.  “This year we will complete 75 years of our independence. This is the time to start a new vibrant journey of the country's resolves, to move forward with renewed vigour”, he said. Elaborating on the power of collective effort, the Prime Minister pointed out “when 130 crore Indians take one step, it is not merely one step but it amounts to 130 crore steps.”

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