In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government’s flagship schemes including the ambitious Ujjwala Yojana and those related to solar power are helping empower the poor and the small farmers in the country.
“In the past seven years, many government schemes have benefitted crores of Indians. From Ujjwala to Ayushman Bharat, the poor today knows the strength of these schemes. Today, solar power schemes are being taken to the farms. These things will strengthen the small farmers,” he said.
The government has ensured that all the deserving people are connected with key schemes focused on road connectivity for villages, and bank accounts, ayushman bharat card and gas connections under the Ujjwala scheme. We have ensured 100 % households electrification. he said.
The Prime Minister also touched upon the development work being done in Ladakh in the areas of energy and modern infrastructure, apart from the need to tap thermal energy in ocean’s water for giving new heights to India’s development.