Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar on Monday highlighted the work done in the first fifty days of the government during an interaction with media persons in New Delhi.
He said that the government has hit the ground running in its second term towards making India a 5 trillion dollar economy and has strived to fulfil the goal of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’.
He listed the various focus areas of the government which included issues of farmers, soldiers, youth, labourers, businessmen, research, relation with neighbouring countries, investment, infrastructure development, fight against corruption and social justice.
“Rs. 6000 will now be provided to all farmers. MSP for several crops has doubled, and in some cases tripled in comparison to 2014 rates,” said Javadekar.
Highlighting work done towards the benefit of the working classes, Javadekar said that the changes in the Labour Code would benefit 40 crore informal sector workers through wage and labour security. He added that the reduction in ESI contribution rates, for both employees and employers, was a welcome move for the people working in the formal sector.
“Rs 70,000 crore has been provided for Public Sector Banks (PSB) recapitalization,” the Minister said emphasising the steps taken to boost investment in the country.
Referring to the recent cases of forced retirements of some of the bureaucrats, he lauded the government’s action against corruption. He also said that various steps have been taken to strengthen action against economic offenders and a Bill was being brought to act against Ponzi schemes.
According to Javadekar, the government has been so far successful in reducing the impact of separatists in Jammu & Kashmir.
Javadekar further painted an optimistic picture for the economic growth of the country.
He said that in the next five years, Rs 100 lakh crore will be invested towards the development of infrastructure.
A separate TV channel for start-ups will soon be started, he added.
Javadekar expressed confidence in the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 and added that India’s manned mission to space, Gaganyaan, will be launched in 2022.