He said his government systematically went about addressing the challenges and its endeavour is to transform the quality of life, infrastructure and services.

Presenting the report card of his year-old government in two open letters to the people, Modi mentioned various measures and initiatives taken and said, "This is just the beginning. There is much more to be done and I know your expectations are high."

He said he had devoted "every element of my body and spirit" in fulfilling with "fullest sincerity and honesty" the responsibility and honour entrusted by people a year ago in him of serving them as "pradhan sevak" (prime worker).

"We assumed office at a time when confidence in India story was waning. Unabated corruption and indecisiveness had paralysed the government. People had been left helpless against ever-climbing inflation and economic insecurity. Urgent and decisive action was needed," Modi said.

Talking about his government's work, he said, "Runaway prices were immediately brought under control. The languishing economy was rejuvenated, building on stable and policy-driven proactive governance."
He said the Indian economy is expected to grow at over 8 percent in the current fiscal, up from 7.4 percent in 2014-15. The fiscal deficit is budgeted to come down to 3.9 percent of the GDP this fiscal, from 4 percent a year ago.

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