Prime minister’s reply on president’s address touches various issues like cleanliness and expenditure reduction
GN Bureau | February 27, 2015
Prime minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that "if there is anything against farmers in land acquisition bill, the government is ready to change it".
Speaking on motion of thanks to the president's address to parliament, Modi said "lot of discussion is going on the land acquisition issue. When the Act was made, we walked shoulder to shoulder with you."
Taking a swipe at the opposition, the PM said, "we knew you were hurrying passage of the bill for political gains, yet we stood with you."
"In an era of co-operative federalism, can we become arrogant? Should we not listen to the chief ministers of the states," Modi asked.
Making it very clear about the vision of the administration he said “my government's only religion is 'India first', only religious book is Indian Constitution, only prayer is welfare of all.”
Some of the points touched by the prime minister during his speech in the Lok Sabha:
Minister of state for communications (I/C) Manoj Sinha has launched BSNL’s satellite phone service that will be offered to government agencies in phase one and later opened for others. While unveiling the new service, Sinha said BSNL works where no other network is present.
The cabinet has given it’s green signal to raise bonds of Rs 2,360 crore for renewable energy. The bonds will be raised by the ministry of new & renewable energy (MNRE) through the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), a Miniratna enterprise, during current fiscal.
Chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian’s campaign for some sense in country ratings has finally found some success. Global rating agency Moody`s Investors Service has downgraded China`s long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings to A1 from Aa3 and changed the outlook to stable fr
The low level of farmers` income and year to year fluctuations in it are a major source of agrarian distress. This distress is spreading and getting severe over time impacting almost half of the population of the country that is dependent on farming for livelihood, said a Niti Aayog policy paper.
The civil society has strongly criticized the Narendra Modi government that completes three years in office. Citizens’ Report: Promises and Reality tha
Improving the availability of health workers, particularly at the sub-centre level, has been one of the thrust areas of the national rural health mission (NRHM). Back in 2005, most of the sub-centres in the country were run by a single auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM). ANMs were overbu