Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, while asserting that the welfare society created under the leadership of the Prime Minister was unparalleled, rooted in impressive achievements in many fields, stated that in J&K projects pending for decades were now being completed.
He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating renovated Ambedkar Basic Primary Pathshala, Zamania, Ghazipur virtually today. The project was sanctioned in 2018 under AAI’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
“While only 3500 MW of electricity was generated in 72 years in J&K, we are setting up projects to double the capacity in just 5 years. In Jammu and Kashmir earlier 8000-9000 projects were completed. However, more than 50,000 projects were completed last year,” he added.
“It is the priority of the government to empower those who are lagging behind in development. It is our biggest duty to think unitedly as to how India will achieve the status of global leader while fulfilling the aspirations of the people,” the Lieutenant Governor said.
Speaking on the occasion via virtual mode, the Lieutenant Governor called upon the teachers and students to make education a driving force for the economy of the future. “It is our collective responsibility to ensure that the NEP-2020 is implemented in letter and spirit. The historical reform through NEP has the potential to transform the country into an equitable knowledge society,” he said.
LG Sinha observed, “Under the leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modiji, the country has successfully created an equitable society ensuring that Dalits, tribals do not feel economically deprived and they receive full benefits of a growing economy.”
“India has achieved great success in the fields of trade, economy, education, science, technology, art, culture and sports. Even the poorest of the poor has developed this self-confidence that he can not only dream but can also make it come true,” the Lieutenant Governor noted.
He said, “The welfare society that has been created under the leadership of the Prime Minister is unparalleled and it captures people’s heightened self-confidence, rooted in our impressive achievements in many fields.” LG Sinha highlighted the achievements of ‘Har Ghar Nal Se Jal’, ‘Swachh Abhiyan’, ‘Saubhagya’, ‘Ujjwala’, PMAY, which benefitted a large section of society.
“Under Stand-Up India, Rs 5300 Cr has been given directly to the accounts of the deprived sections to make them self-reliant,” the Lieutenant Governor further added.
He said women empowerment and farmer welfare had been going on for decades but only the Prime Minister truly empowered them and brought them to the centre of the financial system. “Jan Dhan accounts of more than 45 Cr people have been opened, 29 Cr people have been covered under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana and 10 Cr households have been given LPG gas connections under Ujjwala Yojana,” he said.
The Lieutenant Governor also highlighted the massive work done for the welfare of small and marginal farmers under PM Fasal BimaYojna, PM Kisan and for the deprived sections of the society under PMAY, scholarships for backward, dalit, tribal sections.
“Under PM Fasal Bima Yojana, 70 percent of those small and marginal farmers, who come from the deprived sections of the society, have been covered. Preserving the basic spirit of social equality, under PM Kisan, 63 percent of such farmers, who belong to the deprived sections of the society, are being helped,” he said.
“Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, 60 percent houses have been given to the deprived sections of the society, 60 percent scholarship is being given to backward, dalit, tribal sections and out of 35 Cr beneficiaries of Mudra Yojana, 18 Cr beneficiaries are from the deprived sections of the society,” added the Lieutenant Governor.
He said that this was the best example of balanced development with sensitivity. Till date India had not seen a bigger example of social justice and social equality, as it was being done under the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister.
LG Sinha also observed that in the last eight years, under the guidance of the Prime Minister, the development journey of Purvanchal was giving new strength to India’s progress. “Be it highway construction, rural roads, new trains, new flyovers, new hospitals, Purvanchal is now competing with other parts of the country in terms of development,” he added.
Underlining that India became the fifth largest economy of the world leaving behind England, the Lieutenant Governor said, “In the Amrit Kaal Khand, we must aspire and put combined efforts for becoming the third largest economy of the world.”
“We are third in Startups globally and many unicorns are emerging from India now. Under the guidance of the Prime Minister, we are moving towards becoming a global power restoring our age-old glory and pride in the world,” said LG Sinha.
Prabhunath Singh Chauhan, Vice Chairman of the State Backward Commission; Dr Sangeeta Balwant, former minister, Government of Uttar Pradesh; Bhanu Pratap Singh, district president, Bharatiya Janata Party, Ghazipur; Alka Rai, former MLA; Aryama Sanyal, Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi; Sanjeev Gupta, patron, All India Backward Dalit Association; Munna Ram, principal, Ambedkar Basic Primary Pathshala and large number of people were present on the occasion.