Listing out the challenges that lay ahead of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday discussed measures to double farmers’ income and the progress of government’s flagship schemes like Ayushman Bharat, National Nutrition Mission and Mission Indradhanush. Addressing the fourth meeting of Niti Aayog’s Governing Council, Modi said that the economy has grown at a healthy rate of 7.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 and that the schemes such as Mudra Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana and Stand Up India have helped in greater financial inclusion.
The vision of ‘New India-2022’ is the “resolve of people” of the country, Modi said, the gathering of Chief Ministers represents the “hopes and aspirations of the people of India” and that it is their responsibility to fulfil them. Citing the implementation of GST as an example, PM Modi said that NITI Aayog had approached complex issues of governance as “Team India.” Adding that 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres are being constructed under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, Modi said that about 10 crore families will be provided health assurance worth Rs.
5 lakhs every year. During the meeting, he also assured maximum assistance from the Centre to states affected by flash floods.