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PM sets up Task Force to draft action plan for effective participation in next 3 Olympics

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016,11:26 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | With India getting only two medals in the Rio Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a decision to set up a Task Force to prepare a comprehensive action plan for effective participation in the next three Olympics.

In the over three-and-a-half-hour-long meeting of the Council of ministers Friday, top government officials made a detailed presentation on the actual impact of the decisions taken by the Cabinet.

It was the first meeting after the recent Cabinet reshuffle.

The focus of the meeting was to review the eight themes finalized by a committee of secretaries in December last on which departmental action plans were readied. These included transparency, good governance, accountability, extensive use of technology, healthcare and development of agriculture.

Modi sought to know whether the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet have actually been implemented in the manner in which they were intended to be.

Modi also sought to know whether the decisions have been implemented on the ground the way they were intended to be.

Among others who made the presentation included Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha.

A presentation was also made on the Tiranga Yatra taken out on the occasion to mark the 70 years of Independence.

Details were given out on the number of ministers who took out the yatra and the participation of people.