BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said the main achievement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the last three years is instilling confidence among the youth as they have immense capacity to change the fate of the nation.
Releasing a book ‘Marching with a Billion: Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Midterm,’ authored by senior journalist Uday
Mahurkar, Pradhan said re-establishment of participatory democracy in the country is the another significant achievement of Modi.Stating that Modi-led NDA Government at the Centre has brought great opportunities for eastern States and Odisha as well, Pradhan said the State has largely benefited on infrastructure sector.
Apart from making substantial increase in railway budget, the Centre has sanctioned highest number of National Highway projects. While the total length of National Highway in the State was 4,600 km before 2014, the NDA Government has sanctioned new National Highway projects of more than 4,800 km in the last three years.
Sanction of `50 crore for Nabakalebara of Lord Jagannath and celebration of bi-centenary of Paika rebellion at the national level are the other two major contributions of the Centre for the State, he added.
Mahurkar, author of the book, said he had tried to underline how the Modi Government, through its commitment, transparency and innovations in governance has laid a new order for the country.
The function, organised by Kalinga Institute of India-Pacific Studies (KIIPS) and presided over by former judge AS Naidu, was addressed by Sambad Editor Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, former Vice-Chancellor of Ravenshaw University Debdas Chhotray, JNU professor Chintamani Mohapatra and Netajee Abhinandan.