India, March 1 -- Invoking his government's Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said self-reliance is not just a government policy but a national spirit. "When every countryman takes pride, every countryman connects; self-reliant India doesn't remain just an economic campaign but becomes a national spirit," said Modi as he mentioned a series of Made in India achievements - from fighter plane Tejas to vaccines - in his monthly radio address Mann ki Baat.

Making a pitch for rainwater harvesting, Modi announced the "Catch The Rain" campaign as part of which he urged the citizens to conserve rainwater for 100 days during monsoons.

With most areas of the country expected to start receiving rain in May-June, ...