Mann Ki Baat: GST more than just tax reform, ushers in new culture, says PM Modi

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday while hailing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as a ‘historic reform’, said its implementation is bringing India closer to the dream of ‘One Nation One Market One Tax’.Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his thoughts on a number of themes and issues in his 34th edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ today at 11 am. Modi while describing the ‘Good and Simple Tax’ said it is not merely a tax reform, but a means of encouraging honesty and social reform.Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter on Friday to intimate people about the monthly radio broadcast prgramme.He tweeted, “This month’s #MannKiBaat will take place on Sunday, 30th July at 11 AM. Tune in.”This month’s #MannKiBaat will take place on Sunday, 30th July at 11 AM. Tune in. pic.twitter.com/yfz1cxcFkX- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 28, 2017LIVE UPDATES:Destiny, future of country shall be brighter, let us move ahead with this belief. Lots & lots of good wishes to you all. Thank you!But, the way India supported the women’s cricket team shows a shift. I am happy how India took pride in the team’s accomplishmentI once again extend my heartiest congratulations and best wishes to the young generation of our country, especially our daughtersWe continually see daughters bringing laurels to country in all fields-education, economic activities, sports & scaling new heightsRakshabandhan, Janmashtami, Ganesh Utsav, Chauth Chandra, Anant Chaturdashi, Durga Pooja, Diwali – will be observed one after otherI have planned to keep my speech short this time – not more than 40-45-50 minutesFor the previous three 15th August speeches, one consistent complaint has been that my speeches tend to be a little lengthyTransform this campaign into peoples’ movement. A Quit India Quiz also being launched for my young friends on  Narendra Modi AppI would like to invite online community, specially young friends to come forward & contribute innovatively for building New IndiaCasteism – Quit India; Communalism – Quit India! The need for today is not ‘Do or Die’Five years from now, we will celebrate 75 years of India’s IndependenceThe ‘Quit India Movement’ was an important milestone in the Indian Freedom MovementFrom 1857 to 1942, people of India with ardent desire for freedom came together fought together and suffered hardshipsBut very few people know the fact that the slogan, ‘Quit India’ was coined by Dr. Yusuf Meher AliThis year, we are going to observe the 75th Anniversary of the Quit India MovementQuit India Movement also known as ‘Agast Kranti’ began on 9th August 1942 & on 15th August 1947 India became independentWe’ve been hearing this as natural fact right from childhood & reason is, Non-Cooperation Movement was launched on 1st of Aug 1920My dear countrymen, the month of August is the month of RevolutionAnd this is not just a tax reform; it is a new economic order that will strengthen a new culture of honestyGST is a fine example of the collective strength of the people of India. This is a historic achievementThe lofty dream of One Nation One Tax has finally been fulfilledUsing GSTApp all info. available on your mobile as to how much price of item was earlier & how much will it be nowOne overriding priority for every govt has been to ensure there is no burden on the plate of poor on account of GSTI call GST, Good and Simple Tax. Indeed, it has produced a big positive effect on our economy in a very short time spanEarlier, because of multiple tax structures, max. resources of transport & logistics sector were expended in maintaining paperworkPollution levels have come down with the increased speeds of the trucks. Goods are also being transported much fasterThe time required to cover distances has come down drastically. Highways have become clutter-freeI have been observing how GST has impacted the transport and logistics sector; how movement of trucks has increasedHe used to be apprehensive about GST but now he began to understand it, he feels things became much easier than beforeWhen a person from North-East, someone living in remote areas, in hills or forests, writes letter to communicate that in beginningI feel very happy, satisfied when a poor writes to say how because of GST prices of various items essential for him have come downIt has been one month since GST was implemented and its benefits can be seen alreadyPeople are still expressing their happiness about GST, and are also eager to know more about itThis time around, there have been innumerable letters and phone calls in regard to GSTWhenever I prepare myself for ‘Mann Ki Baat’, I find that the citizens of our country prepare themselves even moreWeather forecasts are available these days and the concerned technology has become so advanced these daysVolunteers were enlisted, and a people’s organisation set up to work in this situationNDRF teams were deployed. Aapada Mitra, or Friends during Disaster were identified at various placesBefore monsoons, entire govt machinery was brought into state of preparedness through mock drills undertaken at most of the placesA 24×7 control room helpline number 1078 is functioning continuously to deal with the flood situationWe formulated scheme for crop insurance companies, to make them more proactive, to ensure quick settlements of claims for farmersState governments too are making maximum possible efforts on their part to provide relief to the flood affected peopleWherever possible, my colleagues in the Council of Ministers are also personally visiting affected areasFlood affected areas are being closely monitored. Relief efforts have been undertaken on an extensive scaleRecently, in Assam, North-East, Gujarat, Rajasthan & some areas of Bengal have had to bear brunt of natural disastersClimate change, altered weather cycles, and transformations in the environment, are also having a big negative impactBut sometimes, when rain unleashes full force of its fury, we come to realise extent of the destructive might of waterAnimals, birds, flora – nature in its entirety, is filled with the joys of the seasonAlso Read:advertisementadvertisementHow PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ raked in Rs 10 crore profit for All India RadioNarendra Modi’s 33rd Mann ki Baat: PM recalls dark days of emergencyWatch:Mann Ki Baat: Modi assures proactive insurance to farmers facing losses due to floodslast_img read more