From Farm Laws to Border tensions, What President Ram Nath Kovind said in Parliament - Highlights

On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind speaking in the Parliament on Farm Laws, said that the small and marginal farmers are also a priority for the Govt. President speaking on the matter of disrespecting the national flag said that the Constitution that provides us Freedom of Expression, is the same Constitution that teaches us law & rules have to be followed seriously.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 29, 2021 12:10 IST
From Farm Laws to Border tensions, What President Ram Nath Kovind said in Parliament - Highlights
President Kovind addressing Parliament- Image courtesty- DD news

On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind speaking in the Parliament on Farm Laws, said that the small and marginal farmers are also a priority for the Govt. President speaking on the matter of disrespecting the national flag said that the Constitution that provides us Freedom of Expression, is the same Constitution that teaches us that law & rules have to be followed seriously.

The President in his address said, "Small and marginal farmers are also a priority of my Govt. To support such farmers in their small expenses, around Rs 1,13,000 crores have been transferred directly to their accounts, under PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi".

My Govt would like to clarify that the rights and facilities that were available before the formation of the three Farm Laws have not been cut short, in fact with these new agricultural reforms the Govt has provided new facilities & rights to farmers, President said.

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The facilities of Ayushman Bharat Yojana can be availed in any of the 24,000 hospitals across the nation. The poor are getting medicines at very low costs at 7000 centers across the country, under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, President adds.

Hitting-out at the elements who insulted the national flag, President Ram Nath Kovind said, "The national flag and a holy day like Republic Day were insulted in the past few days. The Constitution that provides us Freedom of Expression, is the same Constitution that teaches us that law & rules have to be followed seriously.

My Govt would like to clarify that the rights and facilities that were available before the formation of the three Farm Laws have not been cut short, in fact with these new agricultural reforms the Govt has provided new facilities & rights to farmers, President said.

"I am satisfied that the timely decision taken by my Government saved the lives of lakhs of citizens. Today the number of new COVID cases is going down rapidly. The number of recoveries is very high. It is a matter of pride that India is running the biggest vaccination program in the world. Both vaccines of this program are made in India. In this crisis, India shouldered its responsibility towards mankind & provided lakhs of doses of vaccines to several nations", President Ram Nath Kovind said during his address in Parliament.

The nation is recovering from the damage that the economy suffered while saving the life of every Indian during the Corona period. Even in this difficult time, India has emerged as an attractive destination for global investors, said President Ram Nath Kovind, in Parliament.

Besides fulfilling the domestic requirements, India has provided necessary medicines to more than 150 countries. India is also committed to ensuring the availability of vaccines on a global scale, President added.

Speaking on the new parliament building President Kovind said that the last governments had made efforts for the construction of a new Parliament building. It's a delightful coincidence that the nation started construction while moving towards the 75th year of independence. The building will provide more facilities to MPs in carrying out their duties.

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"The rehabilitation of Bru refugees is being carried out peacefully. The historic Bodo peace agreement was also signed and successfully implemented. Bodoland Territorial Council election took place successfully after the agreement", President Ram Nath Kovind said in Parliament.

On protecting the borders President Kovind said 20 jawans made the supreme sacrifice in Galwan valley in June 2020. Every citizen is grateful to these martyrs. My Govt is committed to the protection of the interests of the nation. Extra Forces have been deployed at LAC for the protection of India's sovereignty.

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