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If market well, Indian food industry can take world by storm, says PM Modi at mega townhall event

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 06 Aug 2016, 23:43:14 PM IST
India TV Politics Desk

To mark the two-year anniversary of MyGov - the government's citizen engagement platform, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held India’s first ever ‘townhall’ style event at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi.

At the occasion, Modi launched a new PMO app that enables mobile users to connect with the Indian Prime Minister's website.

Post the app launch, PM Modi interacted with the citizens at the townhall meet.

Here are the updates:

I have seen many people who carry out anti-social activities all night and during the day they wear garb of "gau rakshaks" (cow protectors): PM

We have so much diversity to attract people, we need to connect people to our heritage and attract tourism: PM Modi

There are some places where women wear their ghagra a foot above the floor, I asked him if he has studied these differences: PM

Cows mostly die of eating plastic bags and these Cow rakshaks should urge ppl not to throw plastic on roads, this will be a big sewa, says PM

World knows of Pizza Hut, taste of which remains same 1000 kms later. Whereas walk along Tamil Nadu & the taste of idli changes 10 times: PM Modi

India has so much to offer when it comes to food that if we market it well it can take the world by a storm: Narendra Modi

Our foreign policy is only about India First: PM

Through 'Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana', we will be able to provide adequate amount of water to the farmers, says PM Modi

Farmer's son becomes a farmer out of helplessness and not by choice: PM Modi

If there is one sector that can power the economy it's the agriculture sector: PM

Economic development should be constant, it shouldn't go up and down. This is necessary for us to be at the top: PM Modi

​Tourism will boost our economy, we should try and drive our economy. If we achieve 8% growth rate for 30 years, we will be at the top, says PM Modi

​The world is in recession. Despite the purchasing capacity of world going down, we have a growth rate of 7.6%: PM at townhall event

I raise one issue but the whole system is addressed. We are taking few initiatives for good governance: PM Modi

Technology and good governance will benefit farmers. Most powerful thing in democracy is Grievance Redress System, says PM Modi

Grievance Redressal is an essential component of democracy, every citizen should have their problems addressed & responded to: Prime Minister

Every responsible person holding a position should be questioned. People should easily get what they want: Narendra Modi

After winning elections, Govts usually start thinking about how to win the next elections or what to do to get more votes next time: PM Modi

If good governance is not stressed on then regular life of a citizen wont change, wont develop: Modi at townhall event

If we don't focus on good governance then lives of normal people will not change: PM Modi

The meet was preceded by a series of panel discussions and sessions in keeping with the 'Do, Discuss and Disseminate' theme of MyGov.

The mega event also saw the launch of new MyGov initiatives and distribution of awards to winners of MyGovcontests - Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, Duties of a Citizen, Governance Quiz and India Africa Quiz.

The first session 'Do' covered contests on design innovation, eGreetings as also volunteering, poll and survey functionalities of MyGov while the second one 'Discuss' saw officials and MyGov contributors in an interactive discussion on brainstorming ideas and sharing experiences.

The third session invited fresh ideas for improving user experience, introducing new features for the platform and the panel for this includes social media representatives, MyGov users, Members of Parliament who have contributed to MyGov, and senior officials of the Ministry of Electronics and IT, and NIC.

The fourth session covered the 'Disseminate' theme and focused on #TransformingIndia website, eSampark portal and MyGov live events as the channel of government communication with citizens.