Two Indian Institutes of Technology, six Indian Institutes of Management, one Indian Institute of Science Education and Research and one National Institute of Technology have started functioning. He also emphasised that Citizenship Amendment Bill will make it easier to provide Indian citizenship to those who had to take refuge in India after facing oppression somewhere else. Even after decades of efforts, there were only 12 million gas connections in our country till 2014. Glad that our country is following the dreams of Gandhiji to build an inclusive society based on ethics and principles. India displayed its new policy by carrying out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the border, he said. My Government also awarded two mega projects for setting up diesel and electric locomotive factories at Marhaura and Madhepura, respectively.
Think of a hinge on a door. Referring to the controversial Rafale jet deal with France over which the Congress has targeted the government, Kovind said the Indian Air Force will welcome the ultra-modern fighter aircraft in the coming months to strengthen its strike capability after a gap of many decades. A new India where every child is able to progress and every daughter is safe is what we want. It was founded in 1921. At the same time, through the Question Hour, the Government is able to quickly feel the pulse of the nation and adopt its policies and actions accordingly. The President also touched on the matter of demonetisation.
The Parliament is also vested with powers to impeach the President, remove judges of Supreme and High Courts, the Chief Election Commissioner, and Comptroller and Auditor General in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Constitution. Currently about 20,000 madarasa children are undergoing skill training under the NaiManzilscheme. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Transparent and efficient auction of spectrum has fetched highest ever price of aboutRupees one lakh ten thousand crore. Stringent amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act are also on the anvil to address the perceived gaps in anti-corruption law. Kovind described the 10 per cent quota as historic.
We are working to ensure that our Armed Forces will be equipped with the most capable and sophisticated armaments in the world. In this Basant season of renewal and growth, I welcome you all to the Joint Sitting of the Two Houses of the Parliament. In , disputes between houses are resolved by a joint sitting but without an intervening election. The poorest of poor are getting basic needs of life fulfilled, from healthcare to sanitation, education to cooking gas, and much more. It is time to repay that debt, by building the country that they envisioned and fought for. Hinge joints are called that because they open and close like any hinge.
The overriding goal for my Government is poverty eradication. Targeted policy interventions in the last year have brought down sugarcane arrears from over Rs. To ensure connectivity to Chardham during all seasons, a project of over rupees twelve thousand crore has been taken up. Government is committed to provide Housing for All by 2022. Under the Ujjwala scheme, more than 6 crore gas connections have been given so far. DeenDayalUpadhyaya spoke of EkatmaManavataDarshan which envisages Antyodaya,where the empowering rays of opportunity reach the last person.
The House and the Council are equal partners in the legislative process; however, the Constitution grants the House of People some unique powers. It is during the Question Hour that the members can ask questions on every aspect of administration and governmental activity. Under the Ujjwala scheme, more than 6 crore gas connections have been given so far, said President Kovind. National Institutional Ranking Framework has been launched forhigher educational institutions. . On the eve of Budget session, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday said all parties have assured their cooperation in smooth functioning of the house and urged the members to raise issues of national importance. We remain at the forefront of the global fight against terrorism.
Each member is elected for a term of six years. The government has been working to fulfill hopes and aspirations of all sections of people. Since June 2014, the food security coverage has more than doubled to cover over 68 crore persons. Since 1939, foreign heads of state and dignitaries have been invited to address both houses of Parliament, the first to do so was in March 1939. Aa No BhadraKratvoYantuViswataha— let noble thoughts come from all directions, should be the spirit behind debate in this temple of democracy. Touniversalise social security, my Government has launched three new insurance and pension schemes; namely, the PradhanMantri Suraksha BimaYojana, the PradhanMantriJeevanJyotiBimaYojana and the Atal Pension Yojana, which afford insurance cover to hitherto uncovered sections of society.
Strong emphasis on increasing coal production has resulted in a record 9. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been revamped to ensure the efficient disbursements of wages, increased transparency and creation of productive assets. Addressing problems faced by farmers, who, he called are the foundation of the economy, the President recounted the government's commitment to doubling farmers' income by 2022 and listed measures taken during its tenure. The joint sitting of the Parliament is called by the President and is presided over by the Speaker or, in his absence, by the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha or in his absence, the Deputy-Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. The Project Tigercoverage has been expanded and the latest estimation shows an increase of 30% over the last count. This has become all the more necessary, as a Committee provides the expertise on a matter which is referred to In a committee, the matter is deliberated at length, views are expressed freely, the matter is considered in depth, in a business-like manner and in a calm atmosphere.