Make people more aware of govt initiatives: PM Modi tells ministers

New Delhi: Chairing a meeting of Union Council of Ministers ahead of the completion of two years of the government tomorrow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked his ministerial colleagues to focus on carrying the initiatives taken by the dispensation to the grass roots.


Narendra Modi

Modi, who spoke for over 10 minutes in the meeting, was of the view that there still scope to make people more aware of the initiatives taken by the government. He said additional efforts, over and above what was being done, were needed to tell the masses of the benefits government has extended to them.

At the meeting, a short film on the two years of the government was also shown to the ministers. Modi also took stock of the Aadhar scheme and the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme and its penetration among the masses and reviewed the functioning of some ministries who had been left out in earlier meetings.

He briefly spoke about the various programmes being lined up to mark the government's second anniversary. At the meeting, a power-point presentation on the visibility of various Union ministries on social media was also made. Modi has been laying emphasis for quite some time on increasing the government's presence on the social media.

Ministers have already been asked to be more active on platforms such as Twitter. The Prime Minister has often emphasised that all Union ministers should be aware of initiatives taken by various ministers so that they can answer authoritatively in debates and press conferences.

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