Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore today took to Quora to talk about the government's achievements in what appears to be the first instance of a Union minister using the question-and-answer platform to highlight the Centre's performance.
Rathore, who is also the Union minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, listed several flagship schemes such as Ujjwala Yojana, Mudra and Jan Dhan Yojana, while replying to a query on the Modi government's achievements.
"Ujjwala, by providing an LPG connection for rural women below poverty line, has single-handedly solved the problem of kitchen smoke for women," he said.
Describing Mudra scheme as a "paradigm-changing" initiative, he said nearly 12 crore small entrepreneurs have benefitted because of Mudra, out of which 76 per cent were women, and over 50 per cent from the SCs, STs and OBCs.
Highlighting the government's Jan Dhan Yojana, Rathore said there were 31.76 crore beneficiaries of the scheme.
Rathore also pointed out to the electrification of villages under the government and said that for the first time after independence, "not a single village of the country remains unelectrified.
"This answer can go on. From connection of Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram on India's rail map for the very first time, to covering nearly 27 lakh hectares under micro irrigation, there is not a single field where this government has not promised, and delivered," he said in his answer.
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