Modi's Independence-Day announcements

| Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 12:45
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Modi's Independence-Day announcements

New Delhi : Here are some of the announcements made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday during his Independence Day address:
- 18,500 villages which still remain without power to be provided electricity in the next 1,000 days.
- Government to club 44 labour laws into four codes to simplify them for the people.
- Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana launched with an outlay of Rs. 50,000 crore.
- Ministry of Agriculture would be renamed as the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare.
- A "Start-Up India" initiative to encourage entrepreneurship among the youth.
- One-Rank, One-Pension accepted "in-principle". Modalities being worked out with stakeholders.
- Boost to financial inclusion with 17 crore bank accounts opened through the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.
- Scheme for direct transfer of LPG subsidy has resulted in savings of Rs. 15,000 crore.
- Promise of toilets in all schools had been almost fulfilled with the cooperation of states.
- Corruption cases probed by CBI have gone up from 800 before NDA government assumed office to 1800 now.
- Each of 1.25 lakh bank branches should encourage at least one Dalit or adivasi entrepreneur and at least one woman entrepreneur.
- A house and access to basic services like electricity to all by 2022.

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