Key points of the Prez's address

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President's address
New Delhi, Jun 4: President Pratibha Patil addressed the joint session of the Parliament on Thursday, Jun 4 unveiling the UPA government's agenda.

Those reforms and programmes that have been revealed to be on the top of list are:

  • Track and bring back black money stashed abroad
  • Women's reservation bill in 100 days
  • National identity cards for all Indians
  • Focus in internal security, and tackling naxal problems
  • Social security for all, welfare scheme for farmers
  • Act to guarantee 25 kg grains to BPL families
  • Expand rural employeement with NREGs
  • Strengthening rural health mission
  • Better defence readiness, enforcing police reforms
  • Striving for communal harmony
  • Creating employment one of the top priorities
  • To make Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan programme accessible to all
  • Strengthening Urban renewal missions
  • Will make efforts to bring relief to the Sri Lankan Tamils
  • To focus on management of the economy that will counter the effect of the global slowdown
  • India will re-shape its relation with Pakistan provided that Pakistan cooperates
  • Prudent fiscal management.
  • Modernisation of Infrastructure
  • Energy security and environment protection.
  • Promotion of a culture of enterprise and innovation.


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