Presenting a report card of her ministry, Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said, “FDI, GDP growth rate, ease of doing business rank shows that Modi government has worked tremendously. Modiji’s vision that food processing department can help double farmers’ income and we are working towards that.
Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma said that “India has improved its ranking in tourism sector by 25 places since last three years. This is for the first time in the history of independent India when the country has cumulatively improved its ranking. Tourism helps create jobs, bring foreign currency and foreign investments.
Sharma, who holds the portfolio of Tourism and Culture ministries, also responded to criticism over his statement in the Rajya Sabha that the birthplace of Sita was "a matter of faith" and there is “no historical evidence” to prove that she was born in Sitamarhi area of Bihar.
Answering to India TV’s question at “Samvaad”, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel said, “We have brought a new national health policy in 15 years. We will take the expenditure on health to 2.5 pc of GDP from 1 pc. We are focusing on preventive healthcare.”