Environment Current Affairs 2017

PM Modi accentuates promoting Tourism, ‘Clean India’ campaign to be launched on October 2

PM Narendra Modi stressed on the need to promote tourism saying it provides employment to the poorest of the poor. He pointed out ‘filthiness’ in the country as a big obstacle in promoting tourism and our national character.

He observed that even after so many years of independence, when we stand at the threshold of one and half decade of 21st century, we still live in filthiness. He held that “cleanliness is very big work”.  He called upon the countrymen to make a resolve that they would never spread filthiness and keep their surroundings clean.

He decided to launch a ‘Clean India’ campaign from October 2, 2014 this year on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi marking the importance Mahatma gave to cleanliness. The campaign will be carried out for next 4 years and will conclude on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma in 2019.

Mr. Modi appealed to the Members of Parliaments to utilize MPLAD funds for constructing toilets in schools for a year. He called upon the corporate sector also to give priority to the provision of toilets in schools with their expenditure under Corporate Social Responsibility.  He urged them to achieve this target within one year with the help of state governments and on the next August 15, we should be in a firm position to announce that there is no school in India without separate toilets for boys and girls.


India’s future lies in manufacturing with ‘Zero-Defect and Zero-Effect’: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi, in his maiden speech from Red Fort, stressed on achieving economic self-reliance, saying the country should strive to become a manufacturing hub for global investors with ‘Zero-defect products and Zero-effect’ on environment.

He invited global investors to make India their manufacturing base and urged the young industrial workforce and entrepreneurs to strive to build the made-in-India brand. He appealed the people world over, “Come, make in India”, “Come, manufacture in India. Sell in any country of the world but manufacture here. We have got skill, talent, discipline, and determination to do something”. The PM called upon the Indian enterprise to think of ways by which the country does not have to import goods, but export to the world.

“Zero Defect, Zero Effect” manufacturing

PM Modi urged entrepreneurs that they would never compromise, at least on two fronts. First, Zero defect and, second, Zero effect.  He suggested that Indian goods should be manufactured in such a way that they bear zero defects and that our exported goods are never returned to us. The goods should also have zero effect that they should not have a negative impact on the environment.