Hitting out at previous governments, PM Modi said they did not care for the Divyangjan. (Photo Credit: Twitter-ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday while addressing a rally said ensuring that all citizens get benefit and justice is the government’s responsibility and also the base of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas and sabka vishwas.’ PM Modi said serving 130 crore people of the country is the priority of his government. The prime minister distributed assistive devices among Divyangjan and senior citizen on the occasion.
Hitting out at previous governments, PM Modi said they did not care for the Divyangjan. “In the past 5 years, 9,000 camps in different parts of the country have been organised for the differently-abled and 2.5 times more aids have been distributed,” he said.
“It is the responsibility of the government that all people get benefit and justice. This is the base of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas and sabka vishwas’,” the prime minister said.
PM Modi in Prayagraj: Proper participation of every differently abled youth, differently abled child is necessary for the creation of a new India. Be it industry, service sector or sports field, the skills of the differently-abled are constantly being encouraged pic.twitter.com/va0wxiRDma— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) February 29, 2020
PM Modi is in Uttar Pradesh to lay the foundation stone for the 296-km-long Bundelkhand Expressway in Chitrakoot. A statement from the Prime Minister's Office said on Friday that to mark one year of the PM-Kisan scheme, Modi will also launch 10,000 Farmers Producer Organisations all over the country at Chitrakoot on Saturday. Nearly 86 per cent of farmers are small and marginal with average land holdings in the country being less than 1.1 hectare.
"These small, marginal and landless farmers face tremendous challenges during agriculture production phase such as for access to technology, quality seed, fertilisers and pesticides including requisite finances. They also face tremendous challenges in marketing their produce due to lack of economic strength," the statement pointed out.
Tweeting about his events in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi wrote: "There will be programmes in Prayagraj and Chitrakoot which would focus on empowerment of divyangjan (people with disabilities), infrastructure, farmer welfare and more."
He said he is delighted to be laying the foundation stone of the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot.
(With PTI inputs)