Modi’s government spends 7.5 billion rupees a year on infrastructure, Chandrashekhar tells the Indian diaspora


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the architect of a New India that has transformed over the past eight years, with the government spending Rs 7.5 billion annually to build infrastructure that provides a strong foundation for an ecosystem of change, Minister of State for IT, Rajeev Chandrashekhar said in Dubai on Sunday.

The minister addressed the Indian diaspora at a Vishwa Sadhbhavana event hosted by the NID Foundation to launch two books on Prime Minister Modi’s governance in Dubai. The Vishwa Sadhbhavana marked the launch of two books, Modi @ 20: Dreams Meet Delivery and Heartfelt – The Legacy of Faith.

Chandrashekhar said India is now viewed as a nation of reform, governance with transparency and accountability, where the benefit of every single rupee spent goes directly and digitally to the beneficiary’s account, plugging any leaks.

He stated that India is building modern infrastructure on the infrastructure front. In the previous governments, there was a lack of funds for infrastructure development due to the low tax-to-GDP ratio and inflow of foreign direct investment in the country.

“Under PM Modi’s leadership, it is the first time in history that actual tax collection has exceeded government targets. This gives the government leeway to invest in the development of a modern infrastructure of expressways, fast railways and ports,” he added.

“PM Modi’s government has turned India into the fastest growing innovation ecosystem as more than 100 unicorns were created in the last two years. In contrast, during the previous governments, the common man could not think of getting opportunities and means to achieve his dream of becoming an entrepreneur,” he added.

Chandrasekhar said: “As the world reeled under the hardship of economic slowdown during the global pandemic of 2020, PM Modi turned the pandemic into an opportunity for India by laying the foundations for a self-sufficient nation. Not only did India produce 200 million domestic vaccines for its own citizens, but it also emerged as a global manufacturing hub for producing affordable vaccines for the world to use.

In addition, India received the highest FDI inflow in the last two years and became the fastest growing economy in the world. India has managed to emerge strong from the post-pandemic era as Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a strong foundation from 2014 to 2019 by launching various initiatives such as Digital India, Make In India, Start Up India; This shows the strong vision and foresight of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he added.

Giving details of India’s emergence as an IT and electronics manufacturing hub, Chandrasekhar said: “Before 2014, 92% of mobile phones used by Indians were imported from other countries and there were no exports of India in this area. But today, in 2022, as the Indian government has strong policy to promote domestic manufacturing, 97% of mobile phones are manufactured in India and more than 70,000 cores of mobile phones and their components are exported to other countries.” .

“PM Modi has ensured that every Indian’s quality of life is improved through ‘Saabka Saath Saka Vikas and Sabka Prayaas’. As we celebrate our 75 years of independence, India looks to Amrit Kaal (the next 25 years) with the Prime Minister’s hope and vision to become a developed nation by 2047,” he added.

At the book launch, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin – Maktoum Bin Jumma Al – Maktoum, Chairman of MBM Group said: “India is a diverse country that has people of different beliefs, communities and languages ​​but is led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi the world India as one nation with one mission, one vision and one family. The whole country, despite its many differences, was integrated into one thought to walk the path of progress and development”. He added that “India and the United Arab Emirates have always maintained strong bilateral ties that have reached new heights after Narendra Modi became prime minister. The UAE has always learned from Indian values, ethos, culture and its diversity. Our education system is mostly imported from the Indian education system.”

Member of the Dubai Royal Family, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Jumma Al-Maktoum, said: “The Indian diaspora has played a crucial role in the development of Dubai City as a world-class destination for business, tourism and other fields. Indians have helped make Dubai a city of dreams since they came here way back when it wasn’t even a city.”

At the gathering in Vishwa Sadhbhavana, Satnam Singh Sandhu, Principal Patron of the NID Foundation, said: “Prime Minister Modi not only gave us the developed nation, but also enlightened us on the path and process to achieve it. As a global leader, Prime Minister Modi has enhanced the global image of India, which now sees the world as a country that creates opportunities for its citizens, and the world seems to be benefiting from this. The people-friendly decisions and the vision to take everyone together have made India a nation of hope and a future.”

During the briefing on Gurupurab celebrations in Dubai, Satnam Singh Sandhu, Main Patron of NID Foundation said: “More than 20,000 Sikhs from Dubai will join the management of Gurudawara Guru Nanak Darbar and NID Foundation to celebrate the 553rd Prakash Purab of Guru Celebrating Nanak Dev Ji where a mass prayer will be performed by PM India Narendra Modi and PM UAE Mohamad bin Rashid Al Maktoum and prosperity of both countries”.

Speaking of the NID Foundation’s book Heartfelt – The Legacy of Faith, Sandhu said, “It was an honest attempt to document the facts of the history of the Sikh community and the teachings and philosophies of the Sikh gurus.


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