Narendra Modi: People Centered Governance, Characteristic of Government: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that people-centred governance and continuous efforts for good governance have been the hallmark of the government over the past eight years, adding that through various programs the poor have received the respect they deserve.

He said that a large part of the world is looking to India for solutions and this has become possible because the government has trusted in people’s common wisdom and encouraged their smart participation in growth.

“Previously, the country was suffering because of the government-centric governance. But, today, in the 21st century, the country is advancing with the people-centric governance approach,” he said, inaugurating a week-long celebration under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ (AKAM) from June 6 to June 11, 2022.

The week-long program is part of the celebration of 75 years of Indian independence, organized by the Ministries of Finance and Commercial Affairs.

“The world looks to us with hope and confidence as capable, game-changing people,

innovative ecosystem,” said the Prime Minister, adding that it is the duty of every compatriot to make a special contribution to the development of the nation.

The provision of free rations during the Covid period freed more than 80 million compatriots from the fear of hunger. “We are seeing a new confidence among citizens to step out of the deprivation mentality and dream big,” he said.

On this occasion, the Prime Minister also launched the Jan Samarth portal, a credit-linked portal of 12 government programs, to ensure easy access to credit for young people, entrepreneurs and farmers. He said high priority has been given to the youth while initiating reforms, counting on the number of startups and young entrepreneurs.

The Jan Samarth portal will be an end-to-end delivery platform, and more people will show up for loans, he added.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said each of the projects will be posted on the portal. “This portal will make it easier for citizens because they don’t have to ask the same questions every time to benefit from a government program.”

On the occasion, the Prime Minister also launched visually impaired friendly coins of ₹1, ₹2, ₹5, ₹10 and ₹20, with AKAM design, which will be part of circulation.

“These new series of coins will remind people of the purpose of amrit kal and motivate them to work for the development of the country,” Modi said.

Helen D. Jessen