The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visits Uttar Pradesh today. He  launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana from Ballia. This scheme aims to provide LPG connections to 5 crore women beneficiaries from BPL families over the next three years.

On the eve of May 1st, Labour Day, the Prime Minister said that in this century, the aim of all workers across the world should be to unite the world.

“This land of Ballia is a revolutionary land. This land gave us Mangal Pandey. People from here give their lives to the nation. We have gathered here on Labour Day. I laud the hardwork of all Shramiks & appreciate their role in the progress of India. In this century our Mantra should be: all Shramiks of the world let’s make the world one. Unite the world. This is a Government for the poor. Whatever we will do will be for the poor. We have worked a lot on labour related issues. We initiated a Shram Suvidha Portal that has helped the Shramiks of the nation. A labour identity number was given. Connectivity in this region, rail lines, bridges…these issues were ignored but I congratulate all local MPs for ensuring this changes. Fruits of development have to reach the eastern part of India and then we will gain strength in the fight against poverty. This scheme launched today will benefit poor families and particularly poor women. Government of India is working a lot and allocating tremendous resources for the development of Uttar Pradesh. ” PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi’s Speech at Ballia- Key Points

Union Government’s primary focus has been the welfare of the poor, the Prime Minister mentioned various steps for labour welfare taken by the Union Government over the last two years.

Shram Suvidha Portal, and the Labour Identity Number given to Shramiks.

Fruits of development must reach the eastern part of India, for us to gain strength in the fight against poverty.

Schemes must be designed keeping in mind the welfare of the poor, and not merely to derive electoral benefit.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will benefit the poor, especially the women.

Watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s address at the launch of the Ujjwala Yojana in Balia, Uttar Pradesh