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PM Modi addresses Panchayat Representatives from all over country

PM Modi addresses Panchayat Representatives from all over country

"Shivraj ji (Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan) just referred to the capital punishment provided in the ordinance for rape against minors and I could see that it (the remark) received cheers from everyone present here".

"There is a government in Delhi which listens to your voice and takes decisions". "So, the Centre has made a provision for capital punishment to the monstrous intent. Those who commit such ghastly crimes will hang", the Prime Minister said.

Mr Modi made the statement while addressing a public meeting organised on the occasion of the National Panchayati Raj Day at tribal-dominated Mandla district's Ramnagar village panchayat. Families should also make their sons more responsible.

Expressing concern over the excessive use of urea which adversely affected the fertility of soil, Modi urged the people to reduce its use. "The budget of the country today is for the welfare of all, we are continuously working for the development of villages", he further said.

The prime minister will arrive at Ramnagar in the district via Jabalpur and address a convention, an official release stated, adding he would take part in the "Aadi Mahotsav" event, beginning tomorrow.

"Earlier, bamboo was considered a tree and it was hard for the villagers to use bamboo (wood). But if farmers grow bamboo on the fence of their fields, it could well be another source of earning which can help change their life for the better", he said. Also, the Prime Minister will dedicate the local government Directory to the nation.

PM Modi urged panchayat representatives to spend funds provided under the rural job scheme, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, only on work related to water conservation during the months of April, May and June.

"Every drop of rain should be conserved". Nonetheless, the story of freedom struggle has remained limited to only a few people and families.

Referring to the sacrifice by leaders from the tribal community in the struggle for freedom, specially after 1857, he said they fought many big fights for the country's honour.

"By 2022, we should transform our villages in accordance with the dream of Mahatma Gandhi". A plaque will also be unveiled by PM Modi to mark the laying of foundation stone of an LPG bottling plant of Indian Oil Corporation at Maneri in Mandla district, reported news agency PTI.

He said, representatives should focus on Jan Dhan, Van Dhan and Gobar Dhan, asking them to ensure that people have Jan Dhan accounts and insurance coverage under the government schemes. But there is a problem of priorities and transparent implementation of developmental schemes. "Public representatives can play a major role in it", he added.

The programme seeks to address problems that confront panchayats by enhancing their capacities and effectiveness and to promote the devolution of powers and responsibilities. Prime Minister Modi will reveal a Road Map for overall development of tribals during the next five years highlighting the center of attention on Sabka saath sabka Vikas.