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Modi announced measures to fight poverty

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BRICS
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Politics
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By Pablo Pla
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It was in his speech on the 68th anniversary of the Independence of India

In his speech on independence day of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi announced a package of measures put in place to ensure citizen access to a bank account. The Prime Minister announced a "program of popular economy" designed to extend the use of a bank account and fostering credit in the country. Something "particular need" impacted, for farmers, which in some cases come to commit suicide because they can not repay the money they have lent them usurers out of the system and an "excessive" interest. "We even see people who have a mobile phone but do not have a bank account, and there is where we should start." Modi also promised that by 2018 all households dispondrían toilet.

"Nobody can blame me talk about toilets at Red Fort [the historical place where he delivered his speech]. I come from a poor family, I have known poverty, the dignity of the poor starts there, "said the Hindu leader of 63 years, son of a tea vendor and became head of the State Government of Gujarat in 2001 before making the jump to lead the world's largest democracy. Modi also announced that there would be toilets in all schools, and separated by sex.

These ads, strongly symbolic, part of a series of measures designed to encourage the development of the country.

traslation: Belén Zapata