Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog through video conferencing. The agenda of the meeting includes deliberations on agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing, human resource development, service delivery at grassroots level, health and nutrition.
The Governing Council presents a platform to discuss inter-sectoral, inter-departmental and federal issues.
In his opening remarks, Prime Minister said, AatmaNirbhar Bharat campaign is the way to build an India that produces not only for its own needs but also for the world.
He said, development is our prime agenda and the country has made up its mind to walk ahead at rapid speed and not waste time. The youth has played a key role in this transformation.
Mr Modi said, India’s private sector is also coming forward with energy. He said, the fund allocated for infrastructure in the current budget is highly appreciated. The new fund will generate employment for thousands.
Prime Minister said, since 2014, over 2.4 crore houses have been built in rural and urban India. Mr Modi said, another initiative is going on in which houses are being built by modern technology in six states. In the last 18 months since Jal Jeevan Mission came into existence, over 3.5 crore rural households have been connected with piped water connections.
Prime Minister said, BharatNet scheme has also become a major changing feature to connect the villages with internet.