PM Modi marks 20 years in public office, dedicates oxygen plants to India
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently serving his second term as the Prime Minister, has completed two decades in public office. Marking the occasion, he has dedicated 35 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants established under PM CARES across 35 states and Union Territories (UTs) at AIIMS Rishikesh.
In the last 20 years, PM Modi has gone from being the Chief Minister of Gujarat to one of the most popular leaders in the world. He was first sworn in as Gujarat CM on October 7, 2001, and served as the state's chief minister from 2001 to 2014. He served as the longest-serving Chief Minister of Gujarat.
He was elected as the 14th Prime Minister of India in 2014 and was sworn in for his second term in May 2019.
The BJP-led government under PM Modi has taken several welfare initiatives.
Ayushman Bharat is the world's most extensive healthcare programme, which covers over 50 crore Indians.
Over 35 crore Jan Dhan accounts opened as part of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana that aims bank accounts for every Indian.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has provided smoke-free kitchens to over seven crore beneficiaries, most of whom are women.
PM Modi launched 'Swachh Bharat Mission' in 2014, and the sanitation coverage has risen from 38 per cent in 2014 to 99 per cent.
The 'Make in India' initiative launched by the Prime Minister seeks to boost manufacturing rapidly.
The Modi government has boosted digital transactions and sought to fund the unfunded through Mudra Yojana.
Amongst various awards conferred to the PM from around the globe, PM Modi has been honoured with the United Nations 'Champions of the Earth Award', the highest civilian award of Saudi Arabia Sash of King Abdulaziz, and the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize for his contribution to peace and development.
Nearly 18,000 villages that were without electricity even after 70 long years of Independence have been electrified. The government has a target of 'Housing for All' by 2022.