Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun to address the nation in the monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.
PM Modi said, "Most of the accidents barring national disasters in some way or the other occur due to our negligence. If we remain vigilant and follow rules then we can avoid such situations."
"I urge the scientists to find ways in which we can enhance lives of our 'divyang' brothers and sisters through artificial intelligence. Also, can we make use of Artificial intelligence in early detection of natural calamities?," he said.
"In this budget, emphasis was laid on 'waste to wealth' and 'waste to energy' through bio-gas for villages under 'Swacch Bharat' initiative called 'GOBAR-Dhan' (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources) has been rolled out."
He congratulated the administration for providing electricity to three villages of Elephanta islands 70 years after Independence.
The 41st episode of the monthly programme is being aired on All Indian Radio and Doordarshan. The programme will also be streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and DD News.
Modi had earlier tweeted seeking people's "ideas and inputs" for Mann Ki Baat, for which Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted suggesting him to speak on the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud involving diamond jwellery designer Nirav Modi and the alleged Rafale deal scam.
In his last address, PM Modi had lauded the women achievers of the country. He had also appreciated 'Mission Clean Morna River', and congratulated people for making it a 'mass movement'. "Today there are many sectors where our Nari Shakti is playing a pioneering role, establishing milestones. Women are advancing in many fields, emerging as leaders," PM had said.
Modi has said in a tweet that he would like people to share their ideas and suggestions on the Narendra Modi App and the My Gov Open Forum, and can also dial the toll free number 1800-11-7800 to record their message for the Prime Minister in Hindi or English.
People can also give a missed call on the number 1922 and follow the link received in SMS to directly give the suggestions to the Prime Minister.
Akashwani will broadcast the programme in regional languages immediately after the Hindi broadcast. Regional language versions of the programme will also be repeated at 8 p.m.