Union minister Nitin Gadkari said in Allahabad that the government adopted an integrated economic approach which resulted in the economy growing to 7.9 per cent and the agricultural growth pulling out of a “negative situation”.
“The agricultural growth is now pegged at 2.4 per cent…earlier it was pegged at .2 per cent…the situation was negative,” he said briefing reporters of the resolutions adopted by the BJP National Executive.
He said while during the previous UPA rule, there were 3.5 crore bank accounts, but following the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, the number of account holders have jumped to 21.80 crore, with several of them availing facilities such as debit card and accident insurance.
Expressing government’s commitment to uplift the farming community of the country, he said Rs 50,000 crore have been earmarked in the Union Budget to complete pending irrigation projects in the next four years.
“There was a time when scuffles used to take place to get urea. Now a record 25 lakh tonne urea has been produced and is available easily,” said the Union Minister.
Neem coating of urea, he said, has ensured that it is no more black marketed for other purposes.
Referring to the achievements made in the power sector, he said there has been a surplus of coal production in the country which has led to increased thermal power production.
Gadkari said “corruption-free decision making” has ensured that there is no more “policy paralysis” in the country.
Today is the last day of the two-day National Executive of the party.