New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government was taking steps to empower the poor of the country as he always wanted to work for the poor people.

“I have always wanted to work for the poor. We think of new initiatives, we take feedback on initiatives,” Modi said in his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio address.

He said various steps are being taken to ensure that the poor are empowered.

Talking about the recently-launched DD Kisan channel, the prime minister said it gave him a “lot of joy”.

Describing the channel as an “open university”, Modi said: “Kisan TV channel is a channel where both the teacher and the student are farmers.”