8 promises Modi made on I-Day 2015: Some met, some works-in-progress

8 promises Modi made on I-Day 2015: Some met, some works-in-progress

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-08-13 16:07 Speeding up financial inclusion, toilets in every school, reducing LPG subsidy and electrification of villages were some of the key promises made by Modi during his second Independence Day Speech on August 15, 2015. FactChecker reviewed the implementation of the key announcements he made, as we did previously for his 2014 speech.1. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana: More than 228 million bank accounts opened as on August 3, 2016, an increase of 31 per cent from 174 million in 2015 -- 24 per cent of these accounts had no money, a reduction of 22 per cent from 2015. The balance in the accounts increased 85 per cent over one year, from Rs 22,033 crore to Rs 40,795 crore.The previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had opened more than 50 million "no-frills" accounts -- as they called them -- for the poor over five years, but most were never used, IndiaSpend reported in October 2014.2. Swacch Vidyalaya Abhiyan: Claim of 100 per cent separate toilets for boys