Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website got a new look on Friday to provide detailed information on the various government initiatives and forge a greater connect with the people.
Modi, a firm believer in the use of technology to speed up governance and make government’s work citizen-friendly, tweeted about his new-look website – narendramodi.
“My website has an all-new look & remains a repository of information that will interest you. The all-new “narendramodi” is also very mobile friendly; so you can browse the site on your mobiles on the go,” he said.
The prime minister, who has used social media to directly connect with citizens, has 31 million ‘likes’ on his Facebook page. His Twitter profile has almost 17.3 million followers.
The Facebook page of the Prime Minister’s Office has crossed 10 million followers while PMO India account on Twitter has 9.4 million followers.
Modi is active on Instagram – an online mobile photo- and video-sharing service – and has a million followers.
The revamped website, which has a neat layout, provides the latest information about government work in the last 20 months. There are articles about the work done in areas such as economy, clean Ganga, Swachh Bharat, ‘Make in India’ and energy.
There is also detailed information about Modi’s initiatives on governance and his work as the Gujarat chief minister.
The website has regular features like news updates, apart from Modi’s biography, profile and some selected quotes. It has the pictures of the prime minister, his videos and selected text of speeches.
People can write to the prime minister on the website.
One can view live Modi’s speeches as well as listen to his previous ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio talks on the website.
Detailed information can also be obtained on Modi’s foreign visits.
Officials said Modi seeks to use latest technology to make a positive difference to the people’s lives.
The Prime Minister’s official website got a fresh look soon after Modi took oath in May 2014.
The website narendramodi.in underwent a change after the 2014 Lok Sabha election results.
‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’ has also been launched, that seeks to reach out to the youth who use mobile in large numbers. The app is available on Android, iOS and Windows platforms.
Modi had last year launched a multi-modal platform PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation) aimed at addressing the common man’s grievances while also reviewing important government programmes.