Need to empower poor to help them fight poverty: PM Modi

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New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): When power is used to empower the poor, they get the strength to fight the poverty, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 25 while addressing the ‘Global Citizen Live’ event via video conferencing. “In addition to COVID, other challenges remain. Among the most persistent of the challenges is poverty. It cannot be fought by making the poor more dependent on governments. Poverty can be fought when the poor start seeing governments as trusted partners. Trusted partners will give them the enabling infrastructure to break the vicious circle of poverty. When power is used to empower the poor, they get the strength to fight the poverty,” said PM. “Therefore, our efforts include banking the unbanked, providing social security coverage to millions, and giving free and quality healthcare to 500 million Indians. It would make you happy that about 30 million houses have been built,” he added.

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