We did it, @CNN. We crossed 600M with 5 days to spare.

Yes, We have a long way to go, but over the last 5 years here’s a *few* things we’ve done:

1. Created the world’s largest government fintech rails. Ask @Google, they want to take it to the US.

(Pic credit: Twitter) #india
2. Got 500M people bank accounts #JANDHAN and achieved near universal banking coverage through rural banking correspondents and #AePS.

3. Brought 750M people online with the world’s cheapest data rates. 2 yr @airtelindia subscription cost = 1 month @ATT cost.

4. Built 150M toilets in homes to achieve almost 95% toilet coverage in 2020 from 40% in 2015. #SwachhBharatMission

6. Achieved 100% rural electrification in 2020 from 55-60% in 2010.

7. Working on an ambitious tap water coverage program that has taken us from 17% to 42% coverage in just 2 years. We will get to 100% soon. #jaljeevanmission
8. Executing on one of the most ambitious highway building programs in the history of mankind at 36KM per day.

As I said, we have a long long way to go, but the show’s about to get even more exciting. Buckle up, @CNN.

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