"I came here to assure you that with all the development projects now Bijapur district will no longer be known as a backward district", Prime Minister Modi said while addressing a gathering here.
Welcoming those who had gathered here in Halbi, a local dialect, Modi gave a charan paduka to a woman and hearing aid to another woman. Do you want to trust such people and ruin your children's lives? "The government is committed to protect your rights", he said.
The organisers said they have had an "overwhelming response" to the studio-style interaction, which will see Modi in conversation with a host who will put questions to him from around the world. While launching the scheme he said, "In around 1.5 lakh villages, sub centres and primary health centres will be developed as Health and Wellness centres". On both the gang rape cases, PM Modi said that the whole country is ashamed of such incidents.
Ayushman Bharat Yojna aims to cover 10 crore poor families and provide a cover of Rs 5 lakh per family a year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation. His visit to Chhattisgarh coincides with the birth anniversary of Dalit icon Dr B R Ambedkar.
The Prime Minister also dedicated "Sankalp Sthal", built in memory of Martyrs who laid down their lives fighting Left Wing Extremism.The Prime Minister also handed over the keys of houses built under Prime Minister Housing Scheme to 100 beneficiaries and will distribute residential lease-deeds to 100 beneficiaries. Daughters will be given justice Giving them justice is our responsibility.
He said the government was working with a different approach for 115 backward districts, which were categorised as "aspirational districts" and "ambitious districts".
PM Modi announced that he will not call the districts in Chhattisgarh as "backward".
This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.