Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government is aiming not only to make India the fastest growing economy but to transform the lives of the poor people wherein the youth will have employment and stand on their own feet.
Modi, while distributing electric rickshaws to a number of people here, talked about a number of schemes of his government like Jandhan Yojana, Mudra Yojana and Atal Pension Yojana and said these all were aimed at transforming the lives of the poor people.
"Today, the entire world is facing economic recession and even the major countries are affected. Amidst this, India is the only country whose economy is strong and growing fast," he said in his address at the event.
He said the global bodies like the World Bank, IMF and rating agencies unanimously accept that India is going to progress rapidly.
"When we hear this, it gives satisfaction to us. But our target is not only to make India the fastest growing economy but to transform the lives of the poor people. We want that the youth should have employment and stand up on their own feet," said the Prime Minister who is on his first visit to Lucknow after assuming the top post in May 2014.
He said his government's effort has been to ensure that the youth do not have to wander in search of job but have some own venture and hire some others too.
"Our all initiatives have been for the common people so that they can live on their strengths and contribute to the economic development," said Modi who, along with Home Minister Rajnath Singh, had a ride in an e-rickshaw before the event.