New Delhi: Ahead of the assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam, Union petroleum and gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing priority to the rise of eastern India by not only contesting from Varanasi however likewise initiating several welfare schemes targeted at upliftment of the area.
Participating in the debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s address in the Rajya Sabha, Pradhan stated all prime ministers had made significant contribution in various fields.
“But Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the first prime minister who thought of the development and rise of the east, ready plans for advancement of the east and took actions in this instructions,” he said.Pradhan stated Modi could have contested from Gujarat however he concerned Varanasi to represent it. “If I were to specify what is being done by this federal government in the east, then eight crore Ujjwala LPG connections have actually been given up this region,” he said.Eastern India makes up the area beginning with Uttar Pradesh and consists of Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and the entire north-east up to Sikkim, the minister said.He said that out of the 2o million houses constructed under PM Awas Yojana, 11.2 million have been constructed in the east, and 45 million of the 100 million toilets under Swachh Bharat Objective have actually been built in this region. Likewise, 10 million of the 40 million homes where electrical energy has been supplied remain in eastern India. Of the 41,00,74,000 Jan Dhan accounts, 16,22,00,000 have been opened in this area. Besides, 304 Ekal schools have been opened in the eastern region.The minister likewise mentioned the jagdishpur-Haldia gas pipeline that increases to Assam, the Indradhanush scheme beginning with Barauni for the Northeast and the UDAN plan for air-connectivity with smaller sized cities.Pradhan said just as the years of 1920 was explained in the US as “Roaring 20s” and saw tremendous growth, India is poised for big gains in the decade of the 2020s. He stated some people “born with a silver spoon” may be hurt that Prime Minister Modi is popular throughout the world, consisting of in the Gulf nations which have a Muslim population. Enumerating the well-being plan, he said 420 million Jan Dhan accounts have actually been opened, 107 million toilets built, 40 million homes offered electrical power, and LPG connections have reached almost 290 million households.