Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made a pitch for technologically-driven social-sector programmes and highlighted various sustainable and green initiatives, including the one reported by TOI where a team of IIT-Delhi students has devised a way to fight air pollution by replacing wood with cow dung ‘logs’ during funerals.
Speaking at a townhall with IT professionals, Modi said that India Inc should come together and pool in their CSR initiatives so that effective, and comprehensive, solutions can be worked upon to tackle various problems being faced by the marginalised sections of the society.
The Prime Minister also floated the concept of a ‘tax-plus one’ system where citizens do a little more towards society, besides honestly paying taxes. Modi said that more people were paying taxes under his government as they had faith that their money is being utilised properly. Read more