PM attends inauguration of birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh

PM attends inauguration of birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh

Congress spokesperson RPN Singh told reporters here that the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council was an "institution" created to guide on a serious and complicated subject like economy which affects the daily lives of crores of common people, adding the PMEAC had emminent economists like Suresh Tendulkar and C. Rangrarajan during the Congress-led UPA government.

The Prime Minister said that in states with more poverty, work allocation under the MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) was less but it was more in states with good governance and lesser poverty.

Nanaji Deshmukh was born in small-town Kadoli in Maharashtra's Parbhani district on October 11, 1916.

The tributes to political leaders Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan and Sangh Parivar veteran Nanaji Deshmukh were paid by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, on their birth anniversaries.

Currently, data of 41 programmes and schemes of 20 ministries has been integrated on the portal.

He also launched Gram Samvaad - a citizen centric mobile app to serve and empower the rural citizens of India, by facilitating single window access for citizens to information at Gram Panchayat level, on various Rural Development programs. He will then inaugurate a Plant Phenomics Facility of IARI.


The Prime Minister addressed an audience of over 10,000 people, drawn from Self Help Groups, Panchayats, water conservation innovators, and beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

Jayaprakash Narayan was popularly known as Lok Nayak or JP.

Deshmukh, who was a leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and also a member of the Rajya Sabha, worked in the fields of education, health, and rural self-reliance. "JP was never interested in power politics", he said.

He also said rural India today seeks facilities available in cities such as power supply, latest technology and internet connection. He said that the real essence of a democracy is Jan Bhagidari and integrating people in the development journey of cities, and villages. He said that development is visible in states where there is good governance.

He said the original objectives and intentions of a scheme should not be diluted and that the fruits of development must reach the intended beneficiaries. Regular interaction with governments is required, he added.

Mr. Modi said he did not agree with the view that "the country lacks resources to ensure development to the last person in a queue".

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