PM Narendra Modi says, budgetary allocation for tribal communities, saw a five-fold increase under BJP rule

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the government is committed to the upliftment of tribal people in the country. He said the budgetary allocation for the tribal communities, saw a fivefold increase under the BJP rule.

The Prime Minister was addressing a public rally after inaugurating and laying the foundation stone for various development projects worth over 5200 crore rupees at Bodeli in Chhota Udepur in Gujarat yesterday which include infrastructure projects worth over 4500 crores under the programme ‘Mission Schools of Excellence’.

Mr Modi said the government is ensuring that the poorest of the poor in this country will get all the basic amenities including house, piped water, electricity, and education. He said his government is focusing on strengthening infrastructure for education and skill development of the youths in tribal regions. Over 14,000 PM Shri schools are being set up in the country to provide good quality education to the students.

Mr Modi also appreciated various initiatives by the Government of Gujarat including the Vidya Samiksha Kendra to improve the education quality in the country. Prime Minister said the BJP government in the state has set up over 25,000 new classrooms, five new medical colleges and two universities in the tribal belt of the state. He stressed upon skill development as an important aspect in the changing times. Mr Modi said the government has come up with the Vishwakarma Scheme to strengthen skill development tradition at the ground level. He appealed to all the artisans to take benefit of the scheme.

Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of the ‘Vidya Samiksha Kendra 2.0’ project which will lead to the establishment of Vidya Samiksha Kendras in all districts and blocks of the state. During the programme, the Prime Minister dedicated to the nation multiple development projects including a water supply project in Dahod and a Village Wi-Fi project across 7500 villages across Gujarat. During the programme, Mr Modi virtually laid the foundation stone for the 10-Kilowatt FM Radio Studio Station and dedicated the new Navodaya Vidyalaya in Dahod.

Later, the PM addressed the Nari Shakti Vandan-Abhivadan program organized by the State BJP at Vadodara to commend the union government for passing the historic Women Reservation Bill in the parliament.

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