Narendra Modi tells ministers to turn around 100 worst performing districts
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked his ministers to focus on 100 districts that are the worst performers in each of the focus areas of his administration, including rural electrification, housing for all and IT networks, to ensure that development schemes result in meaningful changes on the ground.
At a review meeting on key infrastructure sectors including oil and gas, power, renewable energy and housing, Modi told his colleagues that future reviews should focus on problems at the district level, so that the progress of poorly performing districts can be better monitored, an official statement said.
Modi is taking stock of the outcomes of various development schemes as the National Democratic Alliance government is set to complete three years in office on 26 May. Rural electrification, doubling farmers income, affordable housing, skill development, increasing consumption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and uninterrupted power for all are among the key welfare goals being pursued by the government.
Federal policy think tank Niti Ayog made a presentation on the progress made so far in these areas.
Modi also called for setting up model solar cities, where power requirement is fulfilled solely by solar energy and to expedite freeing up cities of kerosene usage. The Prime Minister also emphasized that manufacturing of solar equipment be given priority to drive employment generation and to derive maximum benefit from the clean energy drive.