Today’s decisions, especially the one relating to a significant drop in petrol & diesel prices will positively impact various sectors… : PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

  • It is always people first for us!

  • Today’s decisions, especially the one relating to a significant drop in petrol and diesel prices will positively impact various sectors, provide relief to our citizens and further ‘Ease of Living.’

  • Ujjwala Yojana has helped crores of Indians, especially women.

  • Today’s decision on Ujjwala subsidy will greatly ease family budgets.

The NDA Govt. is firmly focused on effective delivery and achieving saturation level coverage for key schemes: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the BJP National Office Bearers in Jaipur through video conferencing.

  • PM Modi started his address by recognising the contribution of all members of the BJP, from Founders to Pathfinders and to the Karyakartas in strengthening the party.

  • PM said, the NDA Govt. is firmly focused on effective delivery and achieving saturation level coverage for key schemes

2014 came as a ray of hope and people now feel that this is a Government that can fulfil their aspirations: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi spoke at spoke at the meeting of BJP national office bearers being held in Jaipur.

  • For many decades, the poor and downtrodden had resigned to their fate. They thought nothing could change.

  • But, 2014 came as a ray of hope and people now feel ours is a Government that can fulfil their aspirations.

Amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels will encourage research in developing indigenous technologies, boost ‘Make in India’ and create employment opportunities: PM Narendra Modi

Amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels, which have been approved by the Cabinet will encourage research in developing indigenous technologies, boost ‘Make in India’ and create employment opportunities.

PM Narendra Modi

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the Amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels -2018.

The “National Policy on Biofuels – 2018” was notified by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on 04.06.2018 in supersession of National Policy on Biofuels, promulgated through the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, in 2009.

Due to advancements in the field of Biofuels, various decisions taken in the National Biofuel Coordination Committee (NBCC) meetings to increase biofuel production, recommendation of the Standing Committee and the decision to advance to introduce Ethanol Blended Petrol with up to twenty per cent ethanol throughout the country from 01.04.2023, amendments are done to the National Policy on Biofuels.

 The following are the main amendments approved to the National Policy on Biofuels:

  1. to allow more feedstocks for production of biofuels,
  2. to advance the ethanol blending target of 20% blending of ethanol in petrol to ESY 2025-26 from 2030,
  3. to promote the production of biofuels in the country, under the Make in India program, by units located in Special Economic Zones (SEZ)/ Export Oriented Units (EoUs),
  4. to add new members to the NBCC.
  5. to grant permission for export of biofuels in specific cases, and
  6. to delete/amend certain phrases in the Policy in line with decisions taken during the meetings of National Biofuel Coordination Committee.

This proposal will also attract and foster developments of indigenous technologies which will pave the way for Make in India drive and thereby generate more employment.   

        The existing National Policy on Biofuels came up during year 2018. This amendment proposal will pave the way for Make in India drive thereby leading to reduction in import of petroleum products by generation of more and more biofuels. Since many more feedstocks are being allowed for production of biofuels, this will promote the Atmanirbhar Bharat and give an impetus to Prime Minister’s vision of India becoming ‘energy independent’ by 2047.

In the last 8 years, new energy has been infused into the telecom sector with the ‘Panchamrita’ of Reach, Reform, Regulate, Respond and Revolutionise: PM Narendra Modi

PM addresses programme marking silver jubilee celebrations of TRAI. Speech highlights via PMO:

  • Self-made 5G Test-Bed is an important step toward self-reliance in critical and modern technology in the telecom sector

  • Connectivity will determine the pace of progress in 21st century India

  • 5G technology is going to bring positive changes in the governance of the country, ease of living and ease of doing business

  • Coming out of the despair, frustration, corruption and policy paralysis of the 2G era, the country has moved rapidly from 3G to 4G and now 5G and 6G

  • In the last 8 years, new energy has been infused into the telecom sector with the ‘Panchamrita’ of Reach, Reform, Regulate, Respond and Revolutionise

  • Mobile manufacturing units increased from 2 to more than 200 bringing mobile phone within reach of the poorest of poor families

  • Today everyone is experiencing the need for collaborative regulation. For this it is necessary that all the regulators come together, develop common platforms and find solutions for better coordination

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https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1825974

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Honoured to have performed the Shilanyas for the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture & Heritage with PM Sher Bahadur Deuba: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

  • The India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in the Lumbini Monastic Zone will be an important centre for learning and cultural exchanges between India and Nepal.

  • Honoured to have performed the Shilanyas for the Centre with PM Sher Bahadur Deuba

  • Most importantly, the Centre will strengthen the shared bond of Buddhism between India and Nepal. It will also further popularise the teachings and noble ideals of Lord Buddha.

Statehood Day greetings to my sisters and brothers of Sikkim. : PM Narendra Modi

Statehood Day greetings to my sisters and brothers of Sikkim.

The people of Sikkim have distinguished themselves in diverse fields and are making rich contributions to national progress.

May the people of the state be blessed with happiness and good health.

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Launch of Start-Up India 7 years ago was a big step in turning ideas into innovation and taking them to industry: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister’s Office:

  • PM Narendra Modi launches Madhya Pradesh Startup Policy during the Madhya Pradesh Startup Conclave

  • “In the short period of 8 years, the startup story of the country has undergone a massive transformation”

  • “After 2014, the government restored faith in the innovation strength of youth and created a conducive ecosystem”

  • “Launch of Start-Up India 7 years ago was a big step in turning ideas into innovation and taking them to industry”

  • “There is unprecedented emphasis on ease of doing business as well as on ease of living in India”

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https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1825217

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India to expand its genomic surveillance consortium: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister’s Office:

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the Second Global COVID Virtual Summit on the invitation of the President of U.S.A., Joseph R. Biden Jr., earlier today.

  • Prime Minister delivered his remarks in the Opening Session of the Summit on the theme ‘Preventing Pandemic Fatigue and Prioritizing Preparedness’.

  • Prime Minister highlighted that India adopted a people centric strategy  to combat the pandemic and has made the highest ever allocation for its health budget this year.

  • Prime Minister stated that India was running the largest vaccination campaign in the world and had vaccinated close to ninety percent of its adult population and more than fifty million children.

  • Prime Minister also highlighted that as a responsible member of the global community, India would continue to play an active role by sharing its low cost indigenous COVID mitigation technologies, vaccines and therapeutics with other countries.

  • India is working to extend its genomic surveillance consortium.

  • India has used traditional medicine extensively and has laid the foundation for a WHO Center for Traditional Medicine in India to make this knowledge available to the world.

  • Prime Minister also called for strengthening and reforming the WHO to create a stronger and more resilient global health security architecture.
  • Other participants included co-hosts of the event – Heads of State/Government of Belize in its capacity as Chair of CARICOM, Senegal as Chair of African Union, Indonesia as President of G20 and Germany as President of G7 respectively. Secretary General of the United Nations, Director General of World Health Organization and other dignitaries also participated.

  • Prime Minister had also participated in the first Global COVID virtual Summit hosted by President Biden on 22 September 2021.

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Today, on National Technology Day, we express gratitude to our brilliant scientists… : PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

  • Today, on National Technology Day, we express gratitude to our brilliant scientists and their efforts that led to the successful Pokhran tests in 1998.

  • We remember with pride the exemplary leadership of Atal Ji who showed outstanding political courage and statesmanship.

On this day in 1857 began the historic First War of Independence: PM Narendra Modi

On this day in 1857 began the historic First War of Independence, which ignited a spirit of patriotism among our fellow citizens and contributed to the weakening of colonial rule.

I pay homage to all those who were a part of the events of 1857 for their outstanding courage.

PM Narendra Modi

In thought and action, Gurudev Tagore continues to inspire millions of people: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

  • I bow to Gurudev Tagore on his Jayanti.

  • In thought and action, he continues to inspire millions of people.

  • He taught us to be proud of our nation, culture and ethos.

  • He emphasised on education, learning and social empowerment.

  • We are committed to fulfilling his vision for India.

PM chairs a high-level meeting to review the progress in the implementation of National Education Policy

Prime Minister’s Office:

  • PM chairs a high-level meeting to review the progress in the implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020

  • NEP 2020 is being implemented with the objectives of access, equity, inclusivity and quality, said PM Modi

  • Hybrid system of online and offline learning should be developed to avoid overexposure of technology of school-going children the Prime Minister said

  • PM suggested that secondary schools with science labs should engage with farmers in their area for soil testing

  • National Curriculum Framework is being formulated under the Guidance of National Steering Committee

  • Multiple Entry Exit in higher education becomes a reality with nearly 400 Higher Educational Institutions registered in Academic Bank of Credit

  • Students have been allowed to pursue two academic programmes simultaneously as per UGC Guidelines

  • Big push to online learning with HEIs being allowed to run full-fledged online courses and permissible limit of online content being raised to 40%

  • Multi-linguality being promoted to remove language related hurdles in academic attainment

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    https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1823521

Work for EARTH – Environment. Agriculture, Recycle, Technology and Healthcare: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister’s Office:

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the inaugural session of Jain International Trade Organisation’s ‘JITO Connect 2022’ today via video conferencing.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister noted the spirit of ‘Sabka Prayas’ in the theme of today’s programme and said today the world is considering India’s development resolutions as a means of achieving its goals.

Be it global peace, global prosperity, solutions related to global challenges or strengthening of the global supply chain, the world is looking towards India with great confidence. “I have just returned after informing many European countries about India’s resolution for the ‘Amrit kaal’” he added.

The Prime Minister said whatever may be the area of ​​expertise, area of ​​concern and whatever may be the differences of opinion of the people, they are all united by the rise of New India.

Today everyone feels that India is now moving beyond ‘probability and potential’ and performing a bigger purpose of global welfare. Reiterating his earlier assertion of clean motives, clear intention and favourable policies, he said today the country is encouraging talent, trade and technology as much as possible.

Today the country is registering dozens of startups every day, creating a unicorn every week, he said.

The Prime Minister said ever since the Government e-Marketplace i.e. GeM portal has come into existence, all the purchases are done on one platform in front of everyone. Now people from remote villages, small shopkeepers and self-help groups can directly sell their products to the government.

Today more than 40 lakh sellers have joined the GeM portal, he informed. He also talked about transparent ‘faceless’ tax assessment, one nation-one tax, productivity linked incentive schemes.

The Prime Minister said our path and destination for the future are clear. “Aatmnirbhar Bharat is our path as well as our resolve. Over the years, we have worked continuously to create every necessary atmosphere for this.”

The Prime Minister urged the gathering to work for EARTH. He elaborated that

‘E’ means the prosperity of the Environment. He urged them to also discuss how they can support the efforts to make at least 75 Amrit Sarovars in every district by August 15 next year.

‘A’ means to make Agriculture more profitable and invest more and more in natural farming, farming technology and the food processing sector.

‘R’ means emphasising Recycling and the circular economy, working for Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.

‘T’ means taking Technology to as many people as possible. He urged the audience to consider how they can make other advanced technology like drone technology more accessible.

‘H’ means -Healthcare, he said that today, the government is doing a lot of work for the arrangements like healthcare, and medical colleges in every district in the country. He asked the gathering to think about how their organization can encourage this.

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PM Modi chairs a high level meeting to review situation related to Heat Wave management & Monsoon Preparedness

Prime Minister’s Office:

PM chairs a high level meeting to review situation related to Heat Wave management & Monsoon Preparedness. PM said:

  • Take all measures to avoid loss of life due to heat wave or fire incidents

  • Holistic efforts needed to reduce the vulnerability of forests in the country against fire hazards

  • States advised to prepare ‘Flood Preparedness Plans’

  • NDRF to develop deployment plan in flood prone States

  • PM directed precautionary measures including timely dissemination of weather alerts in coastal areas

  • Use social media actively for sensitisation of communities

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    https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetailm.aspx?PRID=1823048

Landed in Paris: PM Narendra Modi

Landed in Paris.

France is one of India’s strongest partners, with our nations cooperating in diverse areas.

PM Narendra Modi

The India-Nordic Summit gave a great platform to discuss ways to boost ties with the Nordic nations: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

  • My Denmark visit has been excellently productive.

  • The programmes covered different spheres ranging from diplomatic meetings, boosting cultural and commercial linkages and engagement with the Indian community.

  • I thank PM Frederiksen, the Government and people of Denmark.

  • The India-Nordic Summit gave a great platform to discuss ways to boost ties with the Nordic nations.

  • The bilateral meetings with Nordic leaders were also productive.

  • I look forward to working with them in various sectors aimed at furthering prosperity.

  • The India-Nordic Summit will go a long way in boosting India’s ties with the region.

  • Together, there is much that our nations can achieve and contribute to global prosperity and sustainable development.