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PM's I-Day speech to focus on economic challenges

Santosh Tiwari  |  New Delhi 

Against the backdrop of a tough and likely to put further pressure on the economy, Prime Minister is set to outline the in his Independence Day address to the nation on Wednesday.

A senior official from the prime minister’s office said: “The focus of this year’s address will be on facing the country.”

He added the idea was to bring in sustained steps to in the current scenario and the speech would reflect this intent of the government.

In his new year message, Singh had identified eradicating poverty, hunger and illiteracy and providing gainful employment to all; economic security; energy security; ecological security and threats to the national security as five key challenges facing the government.

First Published: Sun, August 12 2012. 00:40 IST
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