Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described Governors as inspirational agents of change, and said their catalyzing influence can contribute significantly to the development of states.
He was addressing the concluding session of the conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday.
The PM outlined the broad thrust of the government’s policies, which he described as oriented towards all-round economic growth.
He said the government has moved away from the model of “one-size-fits-all” schemes, and is working towards cooperative, competitive federalism, through the NITI Aayog.
Referring to the security scenario, the Prime Minister said that the expanding footprint of extremist and terrorist organizations in Pakistan, and their link with terror activities in India, is a major security challenge.
He said ceasefire violations along the Line of Control were continuing. He added that the Government has adopted a multi-pronged approach to counter infiltration from across the border.
He urged states facing the problem of left wing extremism to adopt a coordinated approach to tackle the problem.