Modi government is a delivery government: EAM Jaishankar to the Indian community in Rwanda


External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar told the Indian community in Rwanda that the Narendra Modi government is not a government of promises, but a government of delivery, which has paved the way for a ‘democratic revolution in the making’ . Jaishankar is in Rwanda to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) from June 22-25.

Addressing the Indian community here on Wednesday, Jaishankar, who leads the Indian delegation to CHOGM, said, “I can tell you in my life that I haven’t seen this pace of change. So, in a way, I would even say that there is a revolution, a democratic revolution which is being prepared – with a delivery today to the people. A last mile delivery to the people. “It’s not a government of promises, it’s actually a government of delivery and that’s why actually when you see what the political results are in India, a lot of it is actually people who have seen the benefits of delivery, who are now reaffirming their confidence in the government,” he explained.

Jaishankar recalled that when the Spanish flu arrived more than a century ago, more people died of starvation in India than from the flu.

But during COVID-19, India’s robust food support system meant that even the most vulnerable sections of society would not suffer, thanks to the central government’s flagship program launched 28 months ago which provides food grains free to 800 million citizens.

“Think about it, it’s the population of Europe and the United States combined. It’s been going on for two and a half years, also for those who are more vulnerable, and in fact, it’s interesting that a lot of between them were actually women,” he said.

The Minister also took the opportunity to salute the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, through which more than 400 million people have direct access to banks.

“We were able, for 400 million, to put money in their bank accounts, and this happened because the Prime Minister had the vision, before the arrival of COVID, to ensure that all Indians opened bank accounts. At that time, people did not understand why he was asking them to do this. But now we see that the ability to directly transfer money, the ability to directly transfer benefits to people, has created a sea change today in the quality of governance in India,” the minister explained.

Jaishankar cited the example of the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore to explain the exponential growth of “research and higher education institutions in this country over the past decade”. The minister also hailed the country’s success in achieving its $400 billion export target despite the pandemic.

”Among the major economies of the world today, we are not only growing from where we were before COVID, we are growing at a much faster rate. In fact, in the past year, we achieved the highest exports in our history. For the first time, we crossed $400 billion,” he said.

According to the website of the High Commission of India in Rwanda, there are approximately 3,000 Indian nationals and PIO (person of Indian origin) in Rwanda.

Rwanda’s only sugar refinery, the country’s only modern textile factory as well as a soap and cosmetics factory belong to PIO.

India’s investments are in the tea sector by Luxmi Tea of ​​Assam, a company based in Kolkata. TVS motorcycles are very popular in Rwanda. Airtel Rwanda is one of the major players in the telecommunications sector in Rwanda. Sahasra Lighting is also a key player in the supply of LED lighting and solar panels, the mission notes.

The positive role that the Indian community plays in the Rwandan economy is well appreciated by its government, he added.

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