13 May 2020, 02:38 pm By Neha Sinha
What is Atmanirbhar? After PM Address, People of Southern states took on Internet for meaning

On May 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in the midst of ongoing phase three on the coronavirus lockdown. But while most Indians were waiting with great difficulty for details on the fourth extension of the lockdown, the prime minister chose to speak instead about a new economic scheme called 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan'. But it seems that some Indians really did not understand what he meant. Or at least they are struggling to do it.

In his speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore under the 'Athmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan' with the aim of helping the country emerge from the crisis of the bt coronavirus by making it self-sufficient.

What is Atmanirbhar in the pm address?

According to the Prime Minister, the amount was equal to 10 percent of India's GDP. 'Starting tomorrow, the finance minister will brief him in detail on the package intended to lead to' Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan,' he said.

While the address was heard by millions of Indians through the platforms, some seemed to have difficulty understanding the meaning of some of the Hindi words used by him in the address. An hour after the speech, Google searches increased with many Indians searching for the meaning of terms like 'Aatmanirbhar'.

What is 'Athmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan'?

A look at Google trends suggests an increase in searches for the term in the last hour since Modi's speech at 8 pm. Among those who searched, residents of Karnataka Telangana had the highest number of searches. This means that many of the residents in the state apparently had trouble understanding what the prime minister meant.

'Athmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan' PM Modi has also called 'Self-reliant India campaign' announcing of 20 lakh crore. PM Narendra Modi, While Appealing for the purchase of local things, has said that we have to be vocal towards the local, only then the local will become global. He said today's global was also local.

States like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana Residents, and Gujarat followed with the third and fourth highest searches for 'Atmanirbhar' respectively. Not just Google, many even turned to the microblogging site Twitter for some immediate answers.

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