Prime Minister Narendra Modi has aggressively used technology to amplify public engagements amid the Covid pandemic.
According to a report, Modi’s public engagements have risen by 25 percent in Sept-Nov this year. He attended 101 events using technology, which is more than 25 percent higher as compared to the same period of the previous year.
In the same period last year, the Prime Minister had 78 domestic engagements.
Modi’s internal meetings also increased by over 50 percent, which was aimed at accelerating various projects and reforms. This led to more productivity.
In these three months of 2020, Modi has extensively used technology to inaugurated and launched various schemes in rural India, while also participating in virtual summits with international leaders.
The prime minister participated in 26 programs of launch or inauguration of some project or initiative between September and November this year.
Modi, sources said, interacted with the deprived sections of the society like street vendors and also beneficiaries of PM Awas Yojana, a housing scheme for the poor.
Modi participated in eight events related to the education sector, where he spoke on the National Education Policy, recently approved by the government.
He also participated in four events related to international investors, and there were two virtual meetings with chief ministers of all states on the Covid pandemic.
The PM also attended 10 international events via video conferencing, which include G20, ASEAN-India summit, BRICS, and virtual summits with Italy, Luxemburg, Sri Lanka, and Denmark.
He also addressed JNU students at the inauguration of the Vivekananda statue. The day he launched the drinking water scheme ‘Har Ghar Jal Yojna’ in Uttar Pradesh, he also spoke at the G20 global summit, sources said.