Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) : Lauding the hard work of all labourers and their role in India’s progress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said a shramik’s sweat has power to unite the world.
“We have gathered here on Labour Day. I laud the hard work of all shramiks and appreciate their role in the progress of India. In this century, our mantra should be: ‘all Shramiks of the world let’s make the world one, unite the world’,” he said while speaking at the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) here.
Prime Minister Modi said the land of Ballia, which gave the nation freedom fighters like Mangal Pandey is ‘revolutionary’.
He also used the occasion to reach out to the voters of Uttar Pradesh ahead of the assembly polls scheduled next year, saying the NDA Government at the Centre is committed for welfare of the poor.
“This is a government for the poor. Whatever we will do, will be for the poor. We have worked a lot on labour related issues. Over 30 lakh labourers in this country got very low pension. We initiated a Shram Suvidha Portal that has helped the shramiks of the nation,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi further said the fruits of development have to reach the eastern part of India, adding the nation thus will gain strength in the fight against poverty.
The PMUY is aimed at providing five crore free cooking gas connections to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families.
This scheme, which costs Rs. Rs. 8,000 crore, aims to provide cooking gas connections to five crore women beneficiaries from BPL families over the next three years. (ANI)