This is Modi's first visit to the temple after becoming the Prime Minister for a second term and it is perceived as a thanksgiving trip. "He used the example of Uber, which he said has ensured that people are not dependent exclusively on the public transport system and made their lives easier, and that of private mobile companies which gave people options other than the department of post and telegraph", said a source who was present in the meeting. He said the each Ministry of the Government should focus on "Ease of Living".
The meeting was also attended by union ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman and Jitendra Singh.
The group will also list a significant impactful decision in each Ministry, for which approvals will be taken within 100 days, an official statement said.
In the first Cabinet meeting, the Modi government had approved the expansion of the PM-KISAN scheme to cover all farmers who will get Rs 6,000 financial assistance per annum.
He said the election this time has been marked by a positive vote, which emerges from trust that the common man feels based on his day-to-day experiences. He said the mandate reflects the will and aspirations of the people to change the status quo, and seek a better life for themselves. He sought the blessings of Lord Venkateswara to realize the dreams of 130 crore people of India and said the states and the Centre should work together towards this and create a New India.
Speaking of the demographic dividend, PM Modi said it is essential that the demographics be utilised efficiently.
Mr. Modi pointed out that each department had a role to play in making India a five-trillion dollar economy. He touched upon the importance of the "Make in India" initiative, and the need to make tangible progress towards this end.
Prime Minister Modi, who arrived in the country this morning was warmly welcomed by his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike International Airport and escorted to the Presidential Secretariat where President Sirisena ceremoniously received the visiting leader with a Guard of Honor and 19 Gun Salute.
During his visit, Modi said he was confident that Sri Lanka will rise again and cowardly acts of terror can not defeat the spirit of Sri Lanka.
The Prime Minister also recalled his first such interaction with the secretaries in June 2014 - a meeting that was held after a gap of eight years.
The meeting would be in line with the government's mega plan for 2022 when India celebrates 75 years of Independence.
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