25 Crore People Pulled Out Of Poverty In Last 10 Years, Says PM Modi

Emphasizing that Centre’s pro-poor schemes has benefited Dalits, OBCs and tribals in largest numbers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asserted that the greatest achievement of his government in the last 10 years is to pull 25 crore people out of poverty, news agency PTI reported. 

Speaking after inaugurating and laying the foundation stones of 1.3 lakh houses under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY), via video conference, the Prime Minister said that for any poor person having his own house is a guarantee of his better future.

“See the figure of 1.3 lakh houses. Even when I attended a national-level program for giving houses under PMAY, I did not see such a huge figure. I congratulate the Gujarat government. For any poor person, having his own house is a guarantee of his better future,” Modi said, as quoted by news agency PTI. “The biggest beneficiaries of our government’s pro-poor scheme are Dalits, OBCs (other backward castes) and tribals,” the Prime Minster said,

He responded to the opposition’s allegations that his government is ignoring SCs, STs and OBCs. PM Modi said that the poor, youth, farmers and women are pillars of developed India. The PM said that the biggest achievement of his government in the last ten years is to bring 25 crore people out of poverty.