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Vision India: world class roads, optical fibre networks, power, gas and water grids

New Delhi: Network of roads is essential to take development to every nook and corner, just as a network of veins is essential to take blood to all parts of the body, said The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi highlighting the importance of infrastructure in the development of nations. The Prime Minister outlined his Government`s vision of modern infrastructure development, which included world class roads, optical fibre networks, power, gas and water grids. The Prime Minister was addressing a large gathering at Kaithal, Haryana, after laying the Foundation Stone for the four-laning of "Kaithal-Narwana-Hisar-Rajasthan Border" Highway. PM described corruption as a disease worse than cancer, and said he was determined to remove corruption from the nation, with the support of the people. "Should corruption be removed from society," Shri Narendra Modi asked the assembled people. "Will you support me, if I take harsh steps to remove it," he asked? Amid applause, he declared that he would rid the country of corruption, with the support of the people. He said the "Mera Kya, Mujhe Kya" attitude had taken the country on the path of destruction, and it had to be ended immediately. The nation is not willing to bear these ills much longer, he added. The Prime Minister said youth needed employment opportunities, and development was essential for generating employment. He said the large gathering at the function venue is proof that the people are interested and keen for development. They want to join the whole world on the path of development, he added. The Prime Minister described himself as the Pradhan Sewak of the nation and said Haryana has a special right on him. He said his Government was committed to early completion of all central sector projects pending in the state. Saluting the farmers of Haryana for filling the granaries of India, the Prime Minister called for adoption of modern agricultural practices and technologies, which not only help in filling granaries, but also ensure that the farmer gets well-remunerated. (Ann ka bhandar bhi bhare, aur Kisan ki jeb bhi bhare). Referring to the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, launched by former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Prime Minister said his Government would ensure irrigation for the farmers through the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana. The Governor of Haryana Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, the Chief Minister of Haryana Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari, the Union MoS for Road Transport and Highways Shri Krishan Pal, and the Union MoS for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh were also present on the occasion.

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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