Thursday, December 1, 2022



Govt will invest Rs 100 lakh cr on developing infrastructure: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 15, 2019-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government will invest Rs 100 lakh crore on developing modern infrastructure that will aid in nearly doubling the size of the Indian economy to $5 trillion in the next five years.

Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 73rd Independence Day, the Prime Minister said: “We cannot make incremental changes anymore. We should take high leaps now. This country’s infrastructure needs to be revamped. Hence, we have decided to invest Rs 100 lakh crore for infrastructure.”

He said reforms will continue to be ushered in to help India break into top 50 countries on the ease of doing business ranking.

“To some the target of nearly doubling the size of Indian economy to $5 trillion in five years may seem difficult. But when we have in five years (of BJP rule) added $1 trillion as compared to $2 trillion size achieved in 70 years of independence, then this target is achievable,” he said.

The Prime Minister said the Indian government is stable today, policy regime is predictable and “because of this the world is eager to explore trade with India”. “We are working to keep prices under check and increase development. The fundamentals of our economy are strong,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister said that India does not want incremental progress. “A high jump is needed, our thought process has to be expanded. We have to keep in mind global best practices and build good systems,” he said.

Emphasising on quality export products, he said, the time has come to think about how we can boost exports. “Each district of India has so much to offer. Let us make local products attractive. May more export hubs emerge. Our guiding principle is ‘Zero Defect, Zero Effect’,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister urged to let the people have freedom of pursuing their aspirations and said: “I always ask, can we not remove the excess influence of governments on people’s lives? Let our people have the freedom of pursuing their own aspirations. Let the right eco-system be made in this regard.”

He said that people are now aspiring big. “Now a days, people’s thinking has changed. Earlier, people were happy with merely a plan to make a railway station. Now people ask, when will Vande Bharat Express come to my area. They do not want only good railway stations or bus stations, they ask when is a good airport coming,” he said.

“Earlier the aspiration was to have a good mobile phone but now, people aspire better data speed. Times are changing and we have to accept that,” he said.  (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions


Stay Connected






Langah case: Giani Harpreet Singh committed ‘contemptuous irreverence and aberration’ towards Sikh doctrine – by Bir Devinder Singh

Chandigarh, November 30, 2022 (Yes Punjab News) Giani Harpreet Singh Head priest of Sri Akal Takht, while pronouncing the religious punishment to Mr. Sucha Singh...

Why India must step up its global campaign to nail Pak-sponsored terror – by Kanwal Sibal

New Delhi, Nov 30, 2022- The 14th anniversary of the gruesome Mumbai terror attacks has gone by without its perpetrators being brought to justice....

Nadav Lapid must meet Kashmiri Pandits, visit Wandhama, Nadimarg – by Deepika Bhan

The first reaction to Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid's statement on 'The Kashmir Files' was that of shock and disdain. How could a tragedy be...


Health & Fitness

Simple urine test can reveal early-stage Alzheimer’s disease

New Delhi, Nov 30, 2022- A simple urine test can reveal if someone has early-stage Alzheimer's disease, potentially paving the way for an inexpensive and convenient disease screening. Researchers found that urinary formic acid is a sensitive marker of subjective cognitive decline that may indicate the very early stages of Alzheimer's disease. To reach this conclusion, the researchers tested a large...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!