Speaking at the NITI Aayog's meeting of the governing council, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Saturday (15 June) underscored that with the elections being over, it was now time for everyone to work for the development of the country, reports Times of India.
Addressing the Chief Ministers (CMs) present at the meeting, PM Modi urged the states for a collective fight against poverty, unemployment, drought, flood, pollution, corruption and violence.
PM Modi also stressed that elevating India to a $5 trillion economy by 2024 is a challenging but achievable target with concerted efforts of the states. He urged the CMs to focus on export promotion, given its vitality for boosting incomes and jobs.
PM Modi also assured that gathering that the country was moving towards a governance system characterised by performance, transparency and delivery. He stressed that the goals set for 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi should be accomplished by 2 October, and work should be initiated at the earliest to also accomplish the goals set for 2022, India’s 75th year of independence from the British Rule.