Published On : Sun, Aug 15th, 2021

PM unfurls Tricolour at Red Fort, Watch Live! PM Modi addresses nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurls the National Flag at the ramparts of the Red Fort on 75th Independence Day today.

PM sets 2047 target for ‘energy independent’ India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target of becoming ‘energy independent’ by 2047 through a mix of electric mobility, gas-based economy, doping ethanol in petrol and making the country a hub for hydrogen production.

Delivering his Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort, he said India spends over Rs 12 lakh crore on energy imports every year.

“For India to progress, for Atmanirbhar Bharat, energy independence is the call of the hour,” he said. “India has to take a pledge that it will be energy independent by the year we celebrate 100th year of Independence.”

The roadmap for that is to increase usage of natural gas in the economy, setting up a network of CNG and piped natural gas network across the country, blending 20 per cent ethanol in petrol and electric mobility, he said.

The country has achieved the target of 100 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity ahead of the target, Modi added.

PM announces National Hydrogen Mission in view of climate change
Today, I am announcing the National Hydrogen Mission in view of climate change. We have to make India a hub for production and export of Green Hydrogen, announces Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort.

Hand-holding of deprived communities necessary, reservation being ensured: PM
Reservation is being ensured for Dalits, STs, backwards and general category poor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day address and stressed that the hand-holding of deprived communities is necessary.

“We have to bridge the gap between lives in villages and cities,” the prime minister said.

New history of connectivity being written in northeast: Modi

Govt to open all Sainik schools to girls: PM
Government has decided to open all Sainik schools to girls, PM Modi announces in his Independence Day address.

Govt to supply fortified rice to poor by 2024: PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the government will fortify the rice distributed to the poor via different schemes such as mid-day meal in a bid to address the problem of malnutrition.

“Malnutrition and lack of micro-nutrients are affecting the growth of poor children. Looking at this, it has been decided to fortify the rice given to the poor via different government schemes,” Modi said in his Independence Day speech.

Modi said whether through ration shops or the mid-day meal scheme, the rice made available under every government programme will be fortified by the year 2024.

Currently, out of the 15 states identified for the ‘Central scheme on fortified rice and its distribution via public distribution system’, five are implementing it in one district each on a pilot basis.

Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh have started distributing fortified rice — mixed with nutrients — in their respective identified district.

PM lauds Olympians and ‘Corona warriors’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the country on the occasion of 75th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspecting the Guard of Honour at the Red Fort.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays his respects at Rajghat ahead of his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort.