What has Narendra Modi done till date?
Narendra Modi led government turns four as on May 26, 2018. Below are some of the most important policies introduced among many.
Swachh Bharath Abhiyan:
While people kept complaining about how other countries are clean, Modi on the auspicious occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi on 2014 led Swatch Bharath Abhiyan. This surely brought a huge change in the mindset of people, especially the kids and youngsters. A sense of responsibility has been evoked among the people through the Clean India Movement. More than six crore toilets were built from 2014. Just goes to show how serious he’s about to make India cleaner.
Make in India:
Make in India is an initiative by the Indian government to encourage manufacturing in India. FDI is surging which means Foreign countries are willing to invest in India. India jumped to 100th place out of 190 countries in the World Bank’s 2017 Ease of Doing Business Index, from 130th in 2016. Make in India 2.0 is renewed to focus on 10 major sectors according to Economic survey. Which includes capital goods, auto, defence, pharma, renewable energy, biotechnology, chemicals, electronic system design and manufacturing, leather, textiles, food processing, gems & jewellery, construction, shipping and railways.
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indirect tax applicable throughout India which replaced multiple cascading taxes levied by the central and state governments. There has been an increase of 50% in the number of indirect taxpayers and an addition of about 18 lakhs in individual tax filers since 2016 according to the survey. GST will boost the economy for sure and make India richer.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana:
The Indian Express.was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an intention to provide a roof to over 20 million poor people in urban India by 2022. “We have so far completed 16.02 lakh houses. There are another 35-36 lakh, where beneficiaries have already received the final instalment of money to enable completion before March-end. In all, we expect construction of 54 lakh units this fiscal, including about three lakh under the old Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) scheme,” a top Rural Development Ministry official told the
Jan Dhan Yojana:
Crores of bank accounts have been opened since Modi introduced the scheme to give every household in India easy access to banking facilities and set up accounts at zero balance. 31.60 Crore beneficiaries banked so far and ₹81,203.59 Crore Balance in beneficiary accounts. The greatest advantage is the elimination of middlemen for all transactions and better directing of various subsidies. Thereby reducing leakage of funds.
Smart city mission:
As many as 99 cities have been selected under the Modi government’s Smart City Mission. Each city will get Rs 500 crore to carry out the projects. Many tech giants like IBM, Bosch and Cisco are showing a keen interest in this project. These centres will offer a city-wide surveillance system to enable the administration and police department keep a watch on sensitive areas such as major traffic junctions and tourist places.
On this note:
While people start whining about what Modi is not doing, let’s appreciate something that he is doing for good. Demonetization was also a revolutionary policy but failed due to some corrupt officials. However, it brought some transparency to the economy and avoided the circulating of fake currencies for illegal uses.