THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Under Narendra Modi, the NDA regime in just one year has made a remarkable change in the administration and on the developmental front, Union Health Minister J P Nadda has said. Inaugurating the first anniversary of the NDA regime, organised under the aegis of the BJP district unit, he said that while the thrust was on a corruption-free government and keeping the promises, it was also earnest about bringing in a positive change on the administrative as well as development front. He also said that the Congress party was frustrated over the impressive performance of the Modi government.
Claiming that the Modi government was for the farmers, he said that Rs 53,000 cr had been earmarked for irrigation alone. The Gokul Mission launched by the government was to promote dairy development.
The reopening of the fertiliser factories at Belgam, Ramgundam and Gorakhpur would cater to the needs as shown in the food map of India. Fourteen crore farmers would get soil health cards. An aid of Rs 650 crore for crop loss during natural calamities would further boost the confidence of farmers, he said.
On the infrastructure sector, it could construct 10 km national highway per day compared to the 2 km during the UPA regime. Nadda said that 50,000 km of rural roads were under construction while Rs 14,000 crore had been earmarked for the repair of old roads.
Nadda said the Modi government had started earnest efforts to seize black money by pressuring the G20 countries to share information of Indians who deposited black money in foreign banks.
Kerala will Get AIIMS: health minister
Union Health Minister J P Nadda has promised that Kerala will get the AIIMS soon as declared earlier. Responding to the request by BJP state president V Muralidharan that the state’s request for the AIIMs was pending with the Centre and Thiruvananthapuram would be the ideal location for the premier medical institute, while inaugurating the meeting to celebrate the first anniversary of the Modi Government, he said he was aware of the BJP leadership’s demand. However, he said it was for the state government to complete certain formalities with regard to the selection of the site for the AIIMs. “Deliberations are going on with the state government with regard to the opening of the AIIMs here. soon,” he said.