PM Modi lauds India becoming world's 5th largest economy as one of 2022 milestonetext_fields
New Delhi: India becoming the fifth-largest economy in the world would be one of 2022's numerous achievements, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.
He stated in his monthly radio programme, "Mann Ki Baat," that one of the milestones in 2022 would be when India surpasses the astounding total of 220 crore immunisations.
"India crossed the magical exports figure of $400 billion in 2022... In sports, be it the Commonwealth Games or the victory of our women's hockey team, our youth have shown tremendous potential," the prime minister said while listing the achievements of the departing year.
Modi also spoke about the challenge of 'Kala-azar'.
The parasite of this disease is spread through the sting of the sand fly. When someone has Kala-azar, one has fever for months, there is anaemia, the body becomes weak and the weight also decreases. This disease can happen to anyone from children to elders. But with everyone's efforts, this disease, named Kala-azar, is now getting eradicated rapidly, the prime minister said.
"Until recently, the scourge of Kala-azar had spread in more than 50 districts across four states. But now this disease is confined to only four districts of Bihar and Jharkhand. I am sure, the strength and awareness of the people of Bihar-Jharkhand will help the government's efforts to eliminate 'Kala-azar' from these four districts as well," he said.
With inputs from IANS