The Prime Minister

The Prime Minister, in the 57th edition of 'Mann ki Baat' on September 29, had spoken about initiating a 'Bharat Ki Laxmi' campaign this Diwali to honour the girls who have brought a change in society.

The Prime Minister also mentioned about the resolve and other steps being taken to combat environmental challenges, during his speech at the 74th session of the UNGA in New York.

He also inaugurated various development projects in Ranchi today. Modi was also scheduled to launch the Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana (KMDY) here.

The KMDY will secure the lives of 5 crore small and marginal farmers by providing a minimum pension of Rs 3,000 per month to those who have attained the age of 60. The scheme has an outlay of Rs 10,774 crore for the next three years.

The KMDY will secure the lives of 5 crore small and marginal farmers by providing a minimum pension of Rs 3,000 per month to those who have attained the age of 60. The scheme has an outlay of Rs 10,774 crore for the next three years.

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate AURIC Business and Administrative Building and Dedicate DMIC AURIC City to the nation.

'Fit India movement', was launched on the occasion of the National Sports Day -- the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, which aims to encourage people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their everyday lives.

PM Modi also said that this one episode of Man vs Wild helped him reach out to a massive number of young people across the globe who follow the programme.The TV episode featuring PM Modi was aired on August 12 and has been viewed by a record number of audiences.

"When we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th anniversary, we will not only dedicate him an open-defecation free India but also be kick-starting a mass movement for making India plastic-free.

The Prime Minister had said that he took this as an opportunity to showcase India's rich flora and fauna and emphasise on environmental conservation. PM Modi and host Grylls will also be seen building a raft to cross a jungle river together.