SALIENT POINTS OF THE SPEECH OF THE BJP NATIONAL PRESIDENT SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA JI GIVEN TODAY WHILE INAUGURATING GRAM SANSAD IN PATNA (BIHAR)
Our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has taken various steps for reforms and development of our gram across the country with the aim to empower them, to bring transparency, efficiency and accountability in their functioning , and to fulfill the dream of Honourable Bapu ji to bring Gram Swaraj in the country.
The main goal and vision of the Narendra Modi Government is to prepare schemes and programmes in order to totally transform rural transformation, to bring tangible changes in our villages and to ensure that there is no shortage of funds for this important mission. The guiding principle of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Narendra Modi Government is ‘ Sabka Saath – Sabka Vikas – Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas ‘.
The Narendra Modi Government has increased the funds meant for rural and village development by five times compared to previous governments. Previously in our panchayats the average annual per capita expenditure was just Rs 52 , but the Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has increased it to a whopping Rs 674.
In previous governments the schemes for rural and village development were prepared by BDOs and district level officers used to provide funds for it. But under the Narendra Modi Government it is our elected representatives at village level who convene meetings of villagers to discuss and decide on the development works needed in their respective villages, and then the government directly releases funds directly to our Gram Panchayats for developmental works.
The Congress party talks about corporate farming and collective farming, but it has always failed to understand the needs and sentiments of our farmers, villagers and rural India. The Congress party governments did nothing to empower rural India.
In Bihar the issue of connectivity has become history. Today under the Pradhanmantri Gram Sadak Yojna over 10,000 kms long roads have been constructed across Bihar. Why did the nation had to wait for the Bharatiya Janata Party government under the then Prime Minister Honourable Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji to get good roads in our rural areas?
The Congress party government did a big injustice to our rural folks and villagers for 10 long years as its UPA government stalled all rural roads projects across India which were started by our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji. This schemes was one again put on fast track when the Bharatiya Janata Party once again formed its Government at the Centre under the leadership of our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji.
The Narendra Modi Government has also increased fund allocation under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan Yojna from 2022 to 2026 to Rs 5,911 crores. During the Congress party governments 85% of funds meant for rural development used to go towards corruption. But under the Bharatiya Janata Party government entire funds meant for rural development is utilised and all the money goes directly into the bank accounts of beneficiaries.
It is only the Bharatiya Janata Party governments which have fulfilled the vision and mission of Antodaya by implementing all programmes and policies which ensured fast growth and development of rural India. Honourable Shri Nanaji Deshmukh ji addressed the issue of Gramodaya in Chitrakoot and started working on the development of 500 villages and making them self reliant.
I would urge all the gram panchayat representatives that they should visit Chitrakoot once and see for themselves the highly successful model of village development of Honourable Shri Nanaji Deshmukh ji. They should see how Honourable Shri Nanaji Deshmukh ji has brought about village transformation.
Over 1.5 lakh villages have been connected through Swamitva Card Yojna while over 85 lakh people have got their property cards. Drone mapping of around 41,236 villages have already been completed while around 2.20 lakh plots have been converted into digital mode.
So far around 1.77 lakh gram panchayats have already been connected with fibre internet. No one had ever imagined that optical fibre can reach the remotest of our villages. Today around 5 lakh Common Service Centres are working across the country. This is the real face of changing India!
If any government has brought development and progress to the ground and if any government has ensured overall growth and empowerment of weaker and oppressed sections of our society it is the Bharatiya Janata Party governments under the leadership and guidance of our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji. We are the champions of development. The Bharatiya Janata Party governments have played a major and decisive role in changing the face and destiny of rural India.
It is our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji with whose efforts India was saved from the catastrophe of Corona pandemic. Today it is due to the foresight of our Honourable Prime Minister that already over 200 Covid vaccine doses have been administered across the country.