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October 23, 2017

Union and State Governments are pillars of “Team India”: Narendra Modi


PM dedicates to the nation 2.5 MT steel plant at Burnpur

Newsroom24x7 Desk

IISCO-BurnpurBurnpur (West Bengal): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described the Union Government and 29 State Governments as 30 pillars of “TEAM INDIA” which would take India forward.

The Prime Minister was addressing a large public meeting after dedicating to the nation the 2.5 MT modernized and expanded IISCO steel plant here.

Modi drew attention to various instances of cooperative federalism in recent months, including the setting up of the NITI Aayog, and the devolution of additional revenues to the States through acceptance of the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission.

The Prime Minister said that the decades old “Land Boundary” issue between India and Bangladesh has been successfully resolved through the spirit of Team India, as all state governments and political parties had come together to help in the resolution of this issue.

The Prime Minister said it is time for India to address the issue of “geographical imbalance” along with the complex issue of economic and social imbalance. He said that eastern India also should develop as fast as western India and for that, development of Bengal is essential.

The Prime Minister said “District Mineral Foundations” would be set up to help speed up progress and welfare of the poor in the mineral-rich districts. He said that all global rating agencies now agree that India is among the world’s fastest growing economies.

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