From the Red Fort in 2014: Promises Vs Reality

Prime minister Narendra Modi, in his maiden Independence day speech, announced a slew of initiatives and key reforms in governance. A year later, here is a report card

GN Bureau | August 14, 2015




“I wish to connect the poorest citizens of the country with the facility of bank accounts through Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana. There are millions of families who have mobile phones but no bank accounts. We have to change this scenario.”
 


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“All schools in the country should have toilets... This target should be finished within one year... On next August 15, we should be in a firm position to announce that there is no school in India without separate toilets for boys and girls.”

 

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“We will replace the planning commission with a new institution having a new design and structure.”




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“Come, manufacture in India. Sell in any country of the world but manufacture here. We have got skill, talent, discipline, and determination to do something.”



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“E-governance paves the way for good governance... Today it is the IT that has the potential to connect each and every citizen of the country and that is why we want to realise the mantra of unity with the help of digital India.”



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“I urge upon the members of parliament to select any one of the villages having population of three to five thousand in your constituency... each of our MPs should make one village of his or her constituency a Model Village by 2016.”




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