Full text: Speed, scale and resilience - India’s way ahead, says PM Modi on LinkedIn - Firstpost
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Full text: Speed, scale and resilience - India’s way ahead, says PM Modi on LinkedIn


In a LinkedIn post, prime minister Narendra Modi has listed out the NDA government's achievements on the infrastructure front.

PM Modi. AP

PM Modi. AP

According to the post, the renewables energy sector and Indian Railways are the sectors that have seen phenomenal progress.

"The cumulative installed capacity in the new and renewable energy sector has crossed 44 GigaWatts... the Indian Railways has achieved its target of daily passenger movement and 40 unmanned crossings have been eliminated in the first quarter of the current fiscal year," her has claimed in the post.

Here is the full text of the post:

On 22nd August 2016, I chaired a marathon meeting to review the progress in core infrastructure sectors. I have been holding such meetings very often because India’s progress is incomplete without the rapid expansion and upgradation of our basic infrastructure.

Several key points emerged during the meeting. It was noted that there has been phenomenal progress in vital sectors such as renewable energy, and railways.

The cumulative installed capacity in the new and renewable energy sector has crossed 44 GigaWatts. Targets have been met for various components and projects under Centre and State policies. A part of the discussion included the way ahead in enhancing solar energy production, including via rooftop generation.

In the aviation sector, we had comprehensive deliberations on improving safety, connectivity and customer satisfaction at our airports. Regional connectivity assumes great importance for us because the more our smaller towns get connected, better opportunities will be available for people in those towns. You would be happy to know that 8 Indian airports are ranked among the top 5 globally in their respective categories.

As far as the railways are concerned, I am glad to share that the Indian Railways has achieved its target of daily passenger movement and 40 unmanned crossings have been eliminated in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. This is important keeping in mind the safety aspect.

The 21st century is an era of port-led development. For India to realise its true potential, we must have world class ports that make India the hub of trade and commerce as well as enable the quick exports of products made in India. In the ports sector, there has been significant progress in average vessel turnaround time.

The Government fully understands the importance of the housing sector, specially ensuring proper housing to the poor and the neo-middle class. That is why, 6.94 lakh rural houses have been completed in the first quarter of the current fiscal year in the rural housing sector, as compared to a target of 6 lakh houses.

Other initiatives that were discussed include the DBT scheme, LED bulbs distribution and steps being taken to ramp up ethanol blending of petrol.

The development journey of India is special. Our sustained efforts are characterised by speed and scale, which can usher an era of historic growth. The India story is also about resilience. When the world economy is weakening and slowing down, India is a ray of hope. Doing business is easier today than it was. Big level corruption and bottle necks are becoming history. We had two drought years but still agriculture production has not decreased. Our endeavours to give our farmers an expansive market and more money for their produce continue.

I am certain that we will continue building on this progress and achieve our aim of transforming India.

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