Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that one of the biggest challenges that the country faces today is the dynasty of corruption that had taken roots in the country over generations.

Addressing the National Conference on Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, PM Modi said inaction on corruption in one generation had emboldened the next generation to indulge in further corruption.

Here are some of the key points the prime minister made in his address

* Be it corruption, economic offences, drugs, money laundering, terrorism or terror funding, all these are connected to each other. So, we need to work together with holistic approach against corruption, through systemic checks, effective audits & capacity building and training.

* Now through DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer), poor get 100% benefits of govt schemes, they get it directly in their bank accounts. Due to DBT, over Rs 1.7 lakh crore being saved from going into wrong hands. Today, we can say that country has left behind the era of scams.

* In past decades, we've seen when a generation of corruption is not punished, other generation commits corruption with more power. Due to this, in many states, it became part of political tradition. This dynasty of corruption from generation to generation makes country hollow.

* Today, citizens' trust in the government has increased. Many old laws have been abolished to reduce the undue pressure of the government. Efforts are being made to make citizens' life easier.

* In the last few years, over 1,500 laws have been abolished. Several legalities have been eased. People who need help with pensions, scholarships, water and electricity bills, loans, passports, licenses, governmental helps or opening new companies, have digital means

* There should neither be pressure from the govt nor should the govt be found lacking.

* Fighting corruption is not a job of single agency but is a collective responsibility. There has to be synergy among all agencies. Synergy and cooperative spirit need of the time.

* It is imperative for development that our administrative processes are transparent, responsible, accountable, and answerable to the people.