Tue12122017

LAST_UPDATETue, 12 Dec 2017 12am

Every Poor Indian Will Get A Home By 2022, Says Modi

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NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday announced that all poor in this country will get a home in the next five years, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

"By 2022, every poor, whether in the urban or rural area, will get a home. Building millions of homes will generate jobs and income," the Prime Minister said while addressing a rally at his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Stressing that his government's main agenda is development, Modi said: "Governance is not about politics or winning elections. The priority is the well-being of the nation."

Modi, who is currently on a two-day visit to Varanasi, Friday launched several infrastructure projects, flagged off an express train between the holy city and Vadodara city in his home state of Gujarat, and released a postage stamp.

"Development is the solution to all our problems," he said.

Modi had also spelt out his dream to wipe out poverty from India and spoke about his government's efforts to empower the poor by offering them opportunities to change their lives. "No poor person wants to give their children their poverty in inheritance," he said.

-- BERNAMA