'Start -Up India, Stand -Up India', says PM Modi

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PM Modi addressed the nation from Red Fort on Saturday

PM NARENDRA Modi, in his 2nd Independence Day address, announced a new campaign called 'Start-Up India, Stand-Up India', to encourage entrepreneurship among the youth.
This campaign focuses on promotion of entrepreneurship, farmers welfare and tackling corruption and communalism.
On the occasion of 69th Independence Day, Modi listed the key-initiatives of his 15 month old government in the various areas of curbing black money, financial inclusion, inducing transparency and said that true economic progress must touch the bottom of the pyramid.
In his 85 minute long speech, PM Modi included each and every important topic, from the Red Fort's history to the issues his government faces - 'One-Rank, One-Pension' (OROP).
He spoke about the malpractices involved in the interview based selection process for low skilled government jobs. He also expressed that interviews are a major cause for corruption and that he wants to discontinue the interviews for low-skilled government jobs and even asked the state government to do the same.
The Agriculture Ministry shall be renamed as Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers, for the welfare of the farmers, a decision made against the backdrop of growing suicides.
He said that each of 1.25 lakh bank branches should encourage at least one Adivasi or Dalit and a woman in their area in becoming an entrepreneur as a tribute to B.R. Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary this year.
"We are looking at systems for enabling start-ups. We must be number one in start-ups...Start-Up India, Stand-Up India", he said. This initiative would give a new dimension to entrepreneurship.
He mentioned that incentives, including loans, will be granted to manufacturing units for generating jobs for locals as a feature of 'Make in India' program.
Modi assured the dignity of labour and announced that Rs 6000 crore will be spent on mine-bearing areas, inhabited majorly by tribals.
The PM said, "A number of steps had been taken by his government to deal with the issue of black money - from the appointment of a special team that has certain laws to prevent such practices and punish its perpetrators." 
Wearing a printed orange coloured turban and delivering the longest Independence Day speech by a Prime Minister, Modi covered all the important topics in his influential speech.

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