Who was Nanaji Deshmukh?


Who was Nanaji Deshmukh?

The Congress said the PM's move to set up his economic advisory council after three and a half years of coming to power was a step too little and too late as the economy was already in a downward spiral.

Talking to media after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi, Panneerselvam said that no political issues were discussed during the meeting.

"In the states where the government machinery is efficient and implements schemes in a time-bound manner, the change is visible", Modi told a gathering here to commemorate the birth centenary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-Jan Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh.

Today is also the birth anniversary of Jai Prakash Narayan. He had also supported Jayaprakash Narayan's call for "Total Revolution".

The PM said that JP Narayan was never interested in politics and was actively involved in the Quit India Movement while fighting corruption in the nation. He said the desired results can be achieved through good governance. Address an audience of about 10,000 people, drawn from Self Help Groups, Panchayats, water conservation innovators, and beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana at Pusa, PM Modi stressed on the need for comprehensive and "outcome driven" efforts and not "output driven" ones.

Agriculture and livestock play a vital role, along with artisans like craftsmen of rural India, in country's vision of doubling farmers' income by 2022.

The Prime Minister said that in states with more poverty, work allocation under the MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) was less but it was more in states with good governance and lesser poverty. He will launch a portal for coordination and monitoring of development works at the district level.

Modi digitally inaugurated 11 Rural Self Employment Training Institutes buildings and a plant phenomics facility at Indian Agricultural Research Institute. It is also a means to connect directly with officers at all levels. He has also pitched for central government's efforts regarding various rural development schemes.