"For India to progress, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and other Eastern states have to do well," Modi said in his Independence Day speech from the ramparts of Red Fort.

"Whether it is infrastructure or Railways, we have concentrated on Eastern India. We are putting in gas pipelines."Modi said four Urea factories in this region have been revived.

"Due to our policies on urea and gas supply, these companies have been revived and the youth are getting employment," he added.

Modi said his government was committed to provide electricity to all those villages that do not have power.

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