Certain states lagged due to governance deficit: PM

RSTV Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India does not lack in ideas, resources, and capabilities but certain states and regions have lagged behind due to a “governance deficit”.

He was speaking at the closing session of the Conference of Governors at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here, a PMO statement said.

He said various government schemes for the benefit of the poor are better implemented in areas where good governance exists, the statement added.

Giving examples of schemes such as Mission Indradhanush, the prime minister said the Governors can facilitate the greater effectiveness of government initiatives.

President of India, Ram NathKovind,  with Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

President of India, Ram NathKovind, with Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

In order to strengthen the unity and integrity of India, he urged the Governors to involve themselves in initiatives such as ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’ and ‘Run For Unity’.

Prime Minister also asked Governors facilitate the greater effectiveness of government initiatives.

He said that India does not lack in ideas, resources and capabilities, but certain States and regions have lagged behind due to a governance deficit.

The Prime Minister thanked the Governors for the various inputs given during the course of the Conference.

He said various government schemes for the benefit of the poor, are better implemented in areas where good governance exists. Giving examples of schemes such as Mission Indradhanush, he said Governors can facilitate greater effectiveness of government initiatives.

In order to strengthen the unity and integrity of India, the Prime Minister urged Governors to involve themselves in initiatives such as Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat; and Run For Unity.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, spoke at the closing session of the Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Friday. The two day conference began on Thursday with President Ram Nath Kovind’s address.