PM Narendra Modi to Indian community: Government has used technology to wipe out corruption
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a gathering of the Indian diaspora in US in a community event.
PM Narendra Modi was speaking to the members of the Indian community at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Virginia.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Ritz Carlton hotel in Virginia to address members of the Indian community in US. He was accompanied by the Indian ambassador Navtej Sarna.
Indian PM Narendra Modi speaks with members of Indian community, calls them members of his family.
I travelled to 30 states in US even before becoming Prime Minister or chief minister and met members of Indian community back then
Wanted to meet those who had done a lot of hard work in my previous programmes. But will have to disappoint many as won't be able to meet everybody.
World leaders recognise me by the events organised by the Indian community in US. The event is represented by people from various states across India and US
Indians who migrated to US progressed because of their potential and the conducive environment they received in US. Indians will change the world because they will get the same environment in India too like the US
India is advancing ahead at a great pace
At the root of all problems is corruption, the reason why governments have been changed during elections by the people. The present government, in its three years, hasn't seen a single allegation of corruption.
Technology plays an important part in bringing transparency in governance. The government has used the direct benefit transfer technology to provide benefits of government schemes to the beneficiaries directly.
I urged people to give up subsidy on LPG. Around 1.25 crore families gave up their subsidies. It shows that people want to contribute to the development of the nation.
The government decided to use the money which was saved on account of people giving up their subsidy to provide benefit to the poor who do not have the resources to get an LPG cylinder.
The government has provided gas cylinders to more than 1 crore families
Subsidies are being directly transferred to the bank accounts of people. Thousands of crores were wasted in ghost clients. Because of DBT, that money has been saved.
In the last 2 years, no chief minister has complained about shortage of urea. This has become possible due to neem coating of urea. Huge amount of urea was smuggled because of the subsidy provided on urea. Neem-coating of urea has also improved productivity and helped the farmer.
India is rapidly advancing in space technology. We launched 104 satellites in one go.
Technology has helped in rapid progress of the country in accordance with the expectations of the people
Infrastructure is important for the development of the country.
The government makes policies keeping in mind the aspirations of the common man which is rising and powering growth
After surgical strikes last year, the world has become aware of the fact that India can demonstrate ability to strike hard on terror when required
We are a peace-loving nation and follow international law but we are not scared of taking tough action when required
The world did not raise questions on surgical strikes
India is a country of youth filled with ambition. India is a favourite destination for investment. Innovation, technology, talent has a lot of importance in today's world. Indians have experience in all these areas and I invite all of them to come to India and help in its development.
Helping NRIs and OCI has been a priority for the government
The government has helped Indians facing problems in any part of the world. The Indian girl who was caught in Pakistan was provided help by the Indian government and safely brought back to India.
The government has improved the mechanism of delivery of passport.
Social media has been leveraged by India's foreign ministry to help Indians facing trouble in any part of the world. This is an example of good governance.
I express my gratitude to all those who came to attend the event.