Motihari: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched projects worth Rs 6,600 crore, ranging from sewerage networks to lake beautification, during his visit to Bihar on Tuesday.
"Iyer had quit the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) to join a World Bank cleanliness initiative, but chose to return to the country, leaving a comfortable life in the USA, to serve his motherland, Modi said".
"From the streets to Parliament, roadblocks are being created in the government's work".
The Prime Minister's attack on opposition parties comes at a time when the Dalit community across the country has been agitated after a Supreme Court order allegedly diluting the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes Atrocities Act. He said that government should apologise for not disclosing the details of the deal. Several organizations working for the rights of Dalits organized a nationwide protest on 2 April. It is the first engine to roll out of the factory.
The Prime Minister praised Nitish Kumar for working to turn Bihar open defacation free and for building a large number of toilets in a short time.
The sanitation coverage in Bihar, in other words the number of households having a toilet, is at 52 per cent, way behind the national average of 80 per cent. He laid the foundation of the Bettiah Nagar Parishad water supply scheme in West Champaran. Via video link, he flagged off the first 12,000 HP Freight Electric Locomotive, and the Champaran Humsafar Express. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will observe the fast in Chennai, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javdekar in Benguluru, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel in Tamil Nadu, and Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh.
PM Modi further said that India needs energy which is accessible and affordable to the poor.
Addressing the gathering Of 20,000 Swachhagrahis, Modi compared the atmosphere to Gandhi's movement saying it evokes the same spirit of mass movement that marked the Champaran Satyagraha.