Independence Day 2019: India Will Spend Rs 3.5 Lakh Crore On Jal Jeevan Mission, Says PM Modi
Celebration at red Fort on India’s 73rd Independence day (Source: PIB)

Independence Day 2019: India Will Spend Rs 3.5 Lakh Crore On Jal Jeevan Mission, Says PM Modi

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PM Modi's Speech At Red Fort

India Will Soon Have A Chief Of Defence Staff

Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced a new defence post - Chief of Defence Staff - between the chiefs of the three armed forces (ground, navy and air force) and higher defence personnels, today.

This is in an effort to effectively lead the forces and bring about necessary reforms, he said.

India Ready To Support Investors Who Will Create Employment, Says PM Modi

Inviting global investors to pour money into the economy, Modi said that the government will support those with a plan to enhance employment in the country.

India’s fundamentals are strong, he said, claiming that the government has been successful in bringing inflation under control.

He also asked the citizens to change their negative outlook towards the business community as they create wealth and employment. “We should now view wealth creators with dread and inferiority complex. If wealth is not created, it cannot be distributed,” he said.

Independence Day Speech: Modi Pushes For India's Export Future

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the need to develop India’s export sector over the coming years, starting now, as the government makes efforts towards reaching its goal of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024.

All parts of India - including every district - has a product or service that it is recognized for. India should work towards exporting these products and services to the rest of the world, he said, adding that it will lead to rapid development and employment creation.

“It is not enough for the world to see India as its market. The world is India’s market,” Modi said.

India has the potential to be the world’s largest tourism market bu the country has been unable to meet its potential int he sector, he said. He pointed out that tourism activity works as an economic multiplier which cuts across sectors and urged people to visit at least 15 tourist destination within India by 2022.

Also read: India Needs 9% GDP Growth To Reach Modi’s $5 Trillion Target, EY Says

Independence Day Speech: PM Modi On His Idea Of A 'Free India'

  • The rot of corruption and nepotism is so deep and wide that an unending effort is required to beat it.
  • The idea of free India is one where the government’s involvement in people’s lives recedes.
  • While the government will be there to step in during difficult times, the citizens should have the social freedom and options to achieve their aspirations.
  • Country can’t spend more time making incremental progress
  • Need to move to advanced infrastructure to be considered at par with the world
  • Need to make strides forward on clean energy, gas grids, e-mobility

India Needs To Address Its Population Explosion, Says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched upon the need for the country to address its “population explosion”, adding that it leads to many difficulties. The state as well as the central government needs to come up with policies to address this, he said.

India has more than 130 crore citizens, behind only China in terms of population. Moreover, India is projected to overtake China as the world’s most populous country around 2027 and reach a population peak around 2060. China’s population is expected to fall by 375 million by 2100.

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