Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Diwali has come early due to changes in GST rules: PM Modi

Narendra Modi government Oil sector With RIL-BP having announced a bn investment in the KG Basin things look quite different
Christy Curtis | 08 October, 2017, 01:38

The PM declared series of projects including blue economy by giving loans with subsidised interest rate to the fisherman to buy fishing boats worth Rs1.5 crore to 2 crore for high sea fishing.

Modi will lay the foundation for the construction of Cable Stayed Signature Bridge between Beyt Dwarka and Okha on NH-51. Besides, he also laid foundation for a four-lane state highway connecting Rajkot and Morbi.

- He began the tour with prayers at the Dwarkadheesh Temple in the historic Dwarka town. In all the functions throughout the day, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel accompanied Modi. This is how narrow their concept of development was. "Our FM convinced everyone in GST council to bring changes", he said at a public rally in temple town Dwarka at the beginning of his two-day visit to poll-bound Gujarat.

From Dwarka, Modi will go to Hirasar in Rajkot district where he will lay the foundation stone for a greenfield airport, 20 km from Rajkot city.

"Vikas has gone crazy", a social media campaign started by Patidars and picked up by Congress, tries to make fun of the purported failure of development promised by Modi-led BJP before the 2014 general elections.

The Prime Minister said that the world's attention is being drawn to India, and people are coming to invest here.

The PM said, "We had said during introduction of the GST that changes will be made after hearing difficulties of traders and we have done it". He added that Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, who chaired the GST Council meeting in New Delhi on Friday, convinced everyone in the council to introduce changes. Aviation sector is buzzing in the country with the increase of 14 per cent passenger traffic.

The Prime Minister will be heading to Gandhinagar from Chotila. An institute for this will be set up in this Devbhoomi of Dwarka. Speaking at a gathering in IIT Gandhinagar, PM said "work is underway to spread digital literacy to every part of India, among all age groups and sections of society".

Apart from unveiling the new building, PM also launched the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA), which is aimed at imparting digital literacy to citizens in rural areas.

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