India News | PM Modi interacts with tribal beneficiaries of various government programs in Dahod of Gujarat
Dahod (Guj), Apr 20 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke with tribal beneficiaries of various government programs in Dahod in Gujarat, where he said many such programs remain only on paper in the past, but now the people in need are benefiting.
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He held the interaction before addressing a large gathering of tribals on the outskirts of Dahod.
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The people Modi interviewed were recipients of government programs, including post-matric scholarship program, Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, Pradan Mantri Awas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Yojana, among others, according to a government statement.
During the interaction, some medical students shared with the Prime Minister how the scholarships enabled them to fulfill their dream of becoming a doctor, he added.
Beneficiaries also talked about the benefits of natural farming and organic farming, and how it increased their income, according to the release.
They praised government initiatives that boost self-employment, which have been of great help, especially for the village youths, he added.
A divyang husband-wife duo talked about the benefits of government initiatives, which made them “aatmanirbhar” (self-reliant).
Expressing his joy at the people benefiting from the government schemes, Modi said that previously many such schemes remained on paper but now those who really need them are receiving the benefits.
The prime minister called on aspiring doctors to serve in the villages for at least 15 days after becoming doctors.
Assembly elections are scheduled in Gujarat, the prime minister’s home state, later this year.
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