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Presidential Speech Sets Poor Man's Hopes High

Published: 24th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Emphasising priority on social sector, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that the Centre was committed to ‘Housing for all’ by 2022, which will mark 75 years of India’s Independence.

Addressing a joint session of Parliament, Mukherjee said: “My Government is steadfast in fulfilling the aspirations of all households, particularly the poorest of the poor, to have a dwelling unit under the Mission ‘Housing for All’ by 2022.”

The President said that a new scheme ‘Upgrading the Skill and Training in Traditional Arts or Crafts for Development (USTTAD)’ was being launched and an outcome-based integrated approach had been adopted for tribal development under the Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana. The Nanaji Deshmukh Scheme is being launched for construction of hostels for denotified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes.

In his address, which enlisted the agenda of the Narendra Modi Government, Mukherjee said: “The fundamental tenet of my government is ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ (All Together, Development of all).” 

The President said that maximum governance, minimum government is the guiding principle of the government.

The President said the Parliament is the sanctum sanctorum of democracy and the people have reposed unflinching faith in this institution for fulfillment of their hopes and expectations.

”My government will constantly endeavour for smooth conduct of legislative business and enactment of progressive laws in Parliament which reflects the will and aspirations of the people,” he said.

Mukherjee also sought the cooperation of all legislators in the smooth conduct of legislative business.

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