Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most influential man in the history of politicians. He has proven himself to be the man of his words, through the transformation of his revolutionary ideas into a vivid reality. It would be an understatement to call him just the ‘Champion Of Development’, because he also excels in every other role of an ideal Prime Minister.
1. His Stand Against Divisive Politics
Right after Modi was elected as Gujarat’s Chief Minister in 2002, the Godhra riots broke out in which more than 1000 Indians were killed. It was a sensitive time which he handled well enough as a first time CM.
Since Independence there have been over 90 massacres and hundreds of riots. However, Gujarat was the only state to set up a court to investigate and jail the culprits. Modi had to face Special Investigation Team (SIT) probes several times after being alleged to have an active role, but was given the clean chit eventually.
2. His Handling Of Terrorism And Security Threats
The attacks of 26/11 proved, how vulnerable our nation was to infiltration and attacks. If it were not for NSG, Army, and police the collateral damage would have been far worse.
After the attack on Pathankot airbase every thing seemed to change, the terrorists had strict instructions from their Pakistani handlers to destroy Indian assets. The infiltration in the Pathankot airbase was detected by a drone that was deployed for regular patrolling. The authorities sealed the entire area and neutralized them in less than three days with minimal damage to civilian life and property.
Apart from this, India is also prepping its military arsenal by entering joint partnerships with France, USA, Russia and Israel. The arsenal predominantly includes nuclear capable submarines, F-16s, rockets and choppers. These will help ensure security at Indian borders at all times.
3. His Lobbying For Permanent Unsc Membership For India
Modi travelled to various countries, and was dubbed the ‘NRI Prime Minister’ by some. What they didn’t note was that by travelling so extensively he was furthering three key agendas: improving relationships with countries, inviting investments and winning support for India’s permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
After travelling and inviting ambassadors and leaders from countries like the US, Germany, Russia, France and Japan, he achieved almost everyone’s support for India’s UNSC bid. This support was a direct result of his efforts to showcase India’s eligibility for a position on this international platform.
4. Decision Making Abilities
At the time of his governance in Gujrat, PM Narendra Modi demonstrated his extraordinary decision making skills, a trait which isn’t seen too often in Indian politicians. His non-nonsense approach in making key executive decisions and ensuring quick implementation are pivotal to his effective governance model.
5. Clear Vision For India’s Future
PM Modi has envisioned a “long jump” for changing the economic and social face of India. Keeping the poor and underprivileged in focus of all the government policies, he has come up with P2 G2 (Pro-Poor, Proactive and Good Governance) approach.
At policy level, the Modi government will continue focusing on “Jan Dhan” or financial inclusion of the poor. The two new aspects are also included: “Jal Dhan” programmes for increasing agriculture network, and “Van Dhan” programmes for protecting forest resources.
6. Powerful Mass Appeal
Narendra Modi has a huge mass appeal and there’s a strong reason as to why crowds gather in large numbers to hear him. His campaigns have been multidimensional focusing on youth empowerment, fighting corruption, wiping out terrorism and much more. With an aim to replicate socio-economic success, he strives to connect with the masses on a deeper level.
7. Contemporary Uniform Civil Code
According to Article 44 in Part IV of the Constitution of India – Directive Principles of State Policy, “The state shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India.”
This suggests that all Indians shall be governed by common law on matters of marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, maintenance and the like. This puts an end to confusion and chaos of different religious personal laws and offers a fair dignity to every citizen. Modi has vowed to enforce a contemporary uniform civil code for harmonising tradition with today’s times.
8. Abrogation Of Article 370
This Article comes in Part 21 of the Constitution and pertains to the Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions. It resulted with a 1974 accord between Indira Gandhi and Sheikh Abdullah which restored peace in Jammu and Kashmir. It renders political and administrative autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir in all matters except defence, atomic energy, CBI, foreign affairs, railways, ports, maritime security, elections, currency and the like. It aimed to allow time for political injury to heal but it has turned into a bargaining tool.
For a healthy democracy, all states must be equal. Special status and special category likely create a sense of entitlement that hurts India. Either Article 370 must be removed or it must apply to all states.
9. Rationalisation Of Ministries
Modi vows to rationalise ministries and departments.It’s likely that that ministries may merge to form a lean and mean cabinet. Near about 30 ministries could work more efficiently for India become more focused. The UPA had a lot of ministries which resulted in every minister doing or not doing as they pleased.
10. Proactive Diplomacy
Modi is well on his way to expand and empower India’s pool of diplomats. Part of his proactive diplomacy has begun with the invites to neighbour countries for his swearing-in ceremony. It is refreshing to see New Delhi take charge. How the neighbours respond is of interest but it takes nothing away from the initiative. In time, Modi says he would work to regain the glory India once had. This is worth it. India was world mentor once and can still be so, with hard and intelligent work.
11. 100 New Cities
This ambitious plan needs vision, money, planning and brilliance. Shanghai has set a new benchmark for future cities. India’s new cities ought to begin from where Shanghai left off. A key aspect should be that these cities must have aesthetic value. They ought to improve on Paris and the rest of Europe at the minimum. For this, Modi and his team would need great architects.
12. Bullet Train Quadrilateral
While world is working at their levitating train technologies, India needs its bullet trains already; the engineers speak of soil and other challenges to bullet trains in India. It sounds like alibis. A nation is stuck if its people can’t travel fast. We are 50 years behind Japan on bullet trains; the world has moved on to much faster maglev trains. Five years should be the outer limit for bullet trains to start in India.
13. Infrastructure Along The LAC
India drop a few steps on the developing country ladder when it comes to infrastructure because it is either nonexistent or in a shambles. Modi has said he would lay special emphasis on developing infrastructure along the LAC at Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.
This means moving man and machine there and rapidly putting together super roads, bridges, communication, offices, houses and airports. China has begun work on connecting the world through high speed trains from Beijing. Surely India could at least fix its LAC act.
14. Modernise 100 Most Backward Districts
Imagine the wretched parts of India teeming with activity and progress. It would be such a boost to self-esteem and confidence. All we need is integrity, skill and speed. Hopefully, the Modi government would share a list of these 100 districts first.
15. Return Of The Kashmiri Pandits
It is a shame that our own have to be in exile in homeland. A safe and sound long-term return of the Kashmiri Pandits could help heal in a big way. It ought to be the first of many such correctives going all the way to the Maoists in Chhattisgarh.
16. Back To Basics
The Swacch Bharat Abhiyan is a wonderful example of how the PM has managed to reign in the children and the youth of the country to battle the issue of cleanliness and hygiene – a traditional concern of India. In the process, he has managed to introduce healthy competition by naming clean cities and clean railway stations as well, putting cleanliness on the national agenda.
17. Economic Leadership
The NaMo government’s focus on the economic development of the country is undeniable. It is here that we should let numbers do the talking. In economic growth rate of the country in 2013-14 was pegged at about 4.7 percent, a slight increase over the 4.5 percent growth of 2012-13.
Compare this with the GDP growth of 7.6 percent as reported for 2015-16. The average inflation of India in 2013 was estimated at 10.92 percent and in 2016 it was estimated at about 6.00 percent.
18. Empowering India
“Make in India” These three words declared by the PM from the ramparts of the Red Fort woke the nation up to its potential. For years, India has been grappling with the menace of unemployment but the PM’s vision to transform India into the manufacturing hub of the world has breathed new life into about 25 different sectors. Foreign investment is pouring in with Ease of Doing Business rankings climbing steadily. Add to this Modi’s flagship campaigns – Skills India and Digital India and the nation is turning into one of the best startup incubation centers in the world.
19. Leading The World
India has been quite a docile follower despite its immense capabilities. Under PM Narendra Modi India seems to have broken out of its shell. Be it with regard to the BRICS bank or the PM MOdi, along with French President François Hollande, launched an alliance of over 120 nations – the Solar Alliance – at Paris COP21 climate summit. He volunteered to set up the headquarters in Gurgaon, India, once again bringing our nation to the forefront. Under NaMo, India has emerged from the shadows and taken on the lead in the global space.
20. One Nation One Market
It’s been 70 years since our independence and Sardar Patel united different provinces to form a united India. The political union did turn into a reality for India but it didn’t become one market. PM Modi-led Government aims to unite Indian markets to empower our producers & strengthen our consumers. With this vision, the NDA government has taken numerous initiatives to really achieve One Nation, One Market.
21. Empowering Farmers For A Prosperous India
PM Modi-led government has laid unprecedented focus on agriculture. Several initiatives have been taken for improving productivity, safeguarding farmers and augmenting their incomes and improving their overall well-being. These significant steps of the government are helping farmers in many ways including easy availability of fertilizers, improving irrigation facilities, easy access to credit, scientific help and better price for their produce. PM Modi also aims to double farmers’ incomes by 2022 through multi-modal interventions.
22. Swachh Bharat Mission
While launching the Swachh Bharat Mission at Rajpath, New Delhi in 2014, PM Narendra Modi had said, “A clean India would be the best tribute India could pay to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150 birth anniversary in 2019.” While spearheading the nationwide movement for cleanliness, PM Modi urged people to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a clean India. As a result of that, this campaign became successful.
23. Jan Dhan – Financial Inclusion
When the Narendra Modi led government came into power in May 2014, millions of people in India didn’t have a bank account. Several decades had passed but financial inclusion remained far-fetched to millions of Indians. So to ensure financial inclusion to one and all, the Jan Dhan Yojana was launched as a mission.
As a result, 23.93 crore bank accounts have been opened within 2 years’ span. Moreover, Rs. 41,789 crore have been deposited in these bank accounts. This will help in securing future and bringing stability to lives of millions of people with the savings they will have in their bank accounts. It has also opened doors to institutional credit who were until now affected by lenders and their high interest rates. The Jan Dhan Bank account also comes with overdraft, insurance, that are now being used widely.
24. Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao
PM Modi launched Beti Bachao Beti Padhao on 22 January, 2015 at Panipat, Haryana. This mission was initiated to address the worsening Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and issues related to women empowerment over a life-cycle. It is an effort of three ministries: Ministries of Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development.
The major elements of the scheme are Enforcement of PC & PNDT Act, nation-wide awareness and advocacy campaign and multi-sectoral action in the 100 chosen districts that are low on CSR. A strong emphasis has been laid on the change of mindset through training, sensitization, awareness raising and community mobilization on ground.
25. Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
On 11 October 2014, Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana was launched with an aim of translating the radical vision of Mahatma Gandhi about making an ideal Indian village a reality. Under this initiative, every Member of Parliament needs to adopt a Gram Panchayat and usher its overall progress thereby considering social development more important than the infrastructure. The ‘Adarsh Grams’ will turn into schools of local development and governance and will thus inspire other Gram Panchayats.
By taking villagers into account and using scientific tools to utmost advantage, a Village Development Plan is drafted under the Member of Parliament’s leadership. After that, departments prepare detailed project reports and submit to the state government. State Level Empowered Committee (SLEC) reviews, suggests amendments and renders priority allocation of resources. As of now, several Ministries /Departments of Government of India have amended 21 Schemes in order to prioritize the SAGY Gram Panchayat projects.
26. Unleashing India’s Entrepreneurial Energy
PM Modi’s government has taken major steps to give a boost to entrepreneurship. The ‘Make In India’ initiative focuses on not only manufacturing sectors but services and infrastructure sectors as well. A 3 pronged strategy adopted by government is based on 3 C Model to work upon Compliances, Capital & Contract Enforcement.
27. Powering India’s Growth
India is on an ambitious mission to provide electricity to 18,000 villages that continue to fraught with darkness after almost 7 decades of independence. PM Modi had announced on 15 August 2017 that all the remaining villages will be electrified within 1000 days.
Rural electrification is taking place rapidly and is being done in a truly transparent way. It is worth noting that the electricity reaching the villages is accompanied by dreams, aspirations & upward mobility in life for villagers.
28. Ganga Rejuvenation Project- Namami Gange
The River Ganga supports more than 600 million people, that’s about 40% of India’s population. In order to turn this vision into reality, the Government launched an integrated Ganga conservation mission called ‘Namami Gange’ to curb the ever-increasing pollution of Ganga River and revive the river. The Union Cabinet sanctioned the action plan that was proposed by Centre regarding spending Rs 20,000 crores till 2019-2020 on cleaning the river and increasing the budget by four times and with 100% central share – a central sector scheme.
29. Make In India
‘Make in India’ is a revolutionary initiative launched by PM Narendra Modi to give an impetus to entrepreneurship. Its four pillars are: new processes to promote ‘ease of doing business’, new and modern infrastructure for industries’ growth, new sectors (25 sectors have been identified in all the sectors) and new mindset of being a facilitator rather than a regulator.
30. Unprecedented Transparency
In the past decades, we have witnessed arbitrary decision making, corruption and discretion rather than policy dictating crucial decisions. After Supreme Court’s decision of cancelling the coal block allocations, the current government took swift action to ensure transparent and timely auctions. The Auction and Allotment revenue from 67 coal blocks have reached 3.35 lakh crores over the life of the mine.
The long-time pending defence band identification was resolved swiftly and good quantity of 2100 MHz released by the Defence Ministry was put into the auction. Various rounds of auction were carried out for spectrum in 4 different bands: 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz. The approved reserve price was Rs 80277 crore but the auction ended up fetching a record of Rs.109875 crore. Apart from this, Environment Ministry began process of online submission of applications to ensure online tracking and facilitate informed, transparent, expeditious and predictable decisions on forest approval applications.
Moreover, the government is working in tandem with Swiss Government and procuring case details investigated by IT Department. The Government sanctioned the Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill 2015. The Provisions of the Bill include severe penalties and punishment for undisclosed foreign income and assets. It is also mandatory to quote PAN for purchase or sale of above Rs. 1 lakh.
31. Connecting India like Never Before
PM Modi’s government has been giving a huge boost to infrastructure. Railways, Roads, and Shipping have been the focus to augment this infrastructure and aid in connectivity. The Railway budget focuses on structural and infrastructural reforms.New trains are announced on a regular rather than annual basis.
Various passenger-friendly amenities including Wi-fi on railway stations, passenger helpline (138), security helpline (182), paperless unreserved ticketing, e-catering, mobile security app and CCTV cameras for safety of women, etc have been launched. The railways will serve as a locomotive of the economy and connect mines, coasts, etc.
32. Empowering Different States Equally With Boost To Federalism
PM Modi has stressed on the need to leverage co-operative & competitive federalism to achieve all round growth. For a long time, we have seen a Big Brother relationship between the Centre & States. A ‘One Size Fits All’ approach had been used for years, not taking into account the heterogeneity of different states and their local requirements.
The NITI Aayog was formed to further empower and strengthen the states. An important evolutionary change from the past will be replacing a Union-to-State one-way flow of policy by a genuine and continuing partnership with the states. NITI Aayog will act with speed, to provide the strategic policy vision for the government as well as deal with contingent issues.
33. Putting The Indian Economy On A Fast-Track
India’s GDP Growth rocketed to 7.4%, which is the fastest among all the large economies of the world. Various rating agencies and think tanks have predicted that India’s growth would accelerate sharply in the next few years under the NDA Government. Banking on the strong fundamentals & reforms being undertaken by the NDA Government, Moody’s upgraded India’s rating from ‘stable’ to ‘positive’ recently.
When BRICS was launched, a lot of people felt that the “I” (India) does not belong to the league and India was seen with skepticism. Now, it is India which is perceived to be powering the BRICS as its growth engine.
34. Smart Cities Mission
Smart Cities Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the Government of India with a mission to develop 100 cities all over the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable. The Union Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration with the state governments of the respective cities.
35. The World Does Yoga Together
International Yoga Day is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice attributed mostly to India. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in many parts of the world.
36. In humanity We Trust
When the conflict in Yemen reached its peak there were people of several nations stuck on the conflict zone. The Government of India left no stone unturned to rescue people, not only Indian but of several Nations. Several Nations sought India’s assistance in rescue operations and the scale and speed at which India’s rescue operations was unprecedented and highly impactful.
37. Goods And Services Tax (GST)
Earlier, because of multiple tax structures, maximum resources of transport and logistics sector were expended in maintaining paperwork. The Pollution levels have also come down with the increased speeds of the trucks. Goods are also being transported much faster. The time required to cover distances has come down drastically. Highways have become clutter-free.
38. One Rank, One Pension
The implementation of OROP resulted in enhanced pension for the pensioners/family pensioners of Defence Forces. The setting up of the Judicial Committee headed by Justice L. Narasimha Reddy did help in the removal of anomalies that may arise in the implementation of OROP.
39. StartUp India
Start-ups are now exempted from paying income tax on their profit for the first three years. The Government has introduced a simple exit policy for Start-ups along with a scheme of fast-tracking of Start-up patent applications.
Eighty percent exemption in patent fee for Start-up businesses, and a self-certification based compliance system for Start-ups would be introduced for 9 labour and environment laws. The Atal Innovation Mission was also launched to give a boost to innovation.
40. No Doubt A Bold Step Demonetization
Demonetization of currency means discontinuity of the said currency from circulation and replacing it with a new currency.
Most of the people hailed the Modi’s strong decision, while poor were shocked by the move. The overnight decision changed the life of many as black money holders were worried about the pile of cash they were sitting on. Many poor daily wage workers were left with no job and income as owners were unable to pay their daily wage.
41. He believes in Teamwork
PM Modi seems to attribute every bit of success to the party and their team work in the hour of need. Modi can be seen diverting all the credits coming his way to his dedicated team. “Teamwork is the essence of good governance. It is necessary to form a team within the party and also within the administrative system.”
42. E-governance is easy, effective and economical
E-governance has been strongly backed by PM Narendra Modi for not only being easy, effective and economical but also because it is environment-friendly and will result in paperless offices. Technology, indeed, has the power to transform our economic potential. Bridging the digital divide, IT acts as an enabler for change.
National eGovernance Plan (NeGP) has been formulated with an aim to improve delivery of government services to citizens and businesses. The major activities include setting up ICT infrastructure, implementation of national and state level e-governance projects, R&D etc.
43. Information Technology + Indian Talent = India Tomorrow
According to PM Narendra Modi, embracing technology cannot happen if only a few people are keen on it and the scale has to be larger. Technology has power to transform our economic potential also. IT + IT = IT. This means ‘Information technology + Indian Talent = India Tomorrow’.
44. Respecting the dignity of women
Out of over 24 crore households in India, India about 10 crore households are deprived of LPG as cooking fuel and use primary cooking sources such as firewood, coal and dung cakes. The smoke produced by burning these fuels badly affects the women and children’s health and causes various respiratory disorders.
Since the launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in May 2016, the food fuel and housing inflation has almost halved from 6.44% in May’16 to 3.05% in October’17. This initiative aims to empower poor women who inhale unhealthy emissions from burning coal, wood and other such cooking fuels. Over 3 crore LPG connections have been released across India until now.
45. Stand-Up India
PM Narendra Modi launched ‘Stand up India’ on 5 April 2016 to back women entrepreneurs and SC/ST communities in non-farm sector. This scheme offers bank loans of 10 lakh-1 crore repayable upto 7 years. It provides handholding support at both pre-loan stage and during operations such as registration with online platforms and e-marketplaces and sessions on best practices.
46. He Interacts with People through his official app & Social Media
Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi is digital savvy and is very active on social media. In a first, the official app of PM Modi provides latest information, instant updates and allows people of India to contribute toward several tasks. By sharing ideas and suggestions, people of India get an exclusive opportunity to receive emails and messages directly from the PM. It has some features that empower citizens to make a positive difference in the society. On its thoughtful forums, one can share ideas, views and interact with a wide range of people.
47. His Numerous Measures To Attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to India
In three years of Modi’s governance, the inflow of FDI has considerably gone up by 38%, from $36 billion in 2013-14 to $60 billion in 2016-17. Bold policy reforms and ‘Make in India’ initiative have especially played a major role in driving FDI to India. It was even regarded as the “topmost attractive destination for foreign investment” according to a release.
48. Expand scope of Food Security Act
When National Food Security Act was rolled out by 33 states/UTs in 2016, the Centre extended its scope by making foodgrain available to India’s 12 crore “poorest of poor” for free. The poorest 2.5 crore households now get 35 kg each of highly subsidised foodgrain (rice, wheat and coarse cereals) a month under the Antoydaya Anna Yojana (AAY).
49. Give Up LPG Subsidy
“Give it up” campaign urged well-off sections of society to forgo LPG subsidy so that it can be utilized in giving subsidized LPG connections to the poor. This would help BPL house ladies get kitchen comfort by reducing carbon emissions due to firewood burning.
50. Saubhagya on electrification
Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana is a scheme that aims to provide electricity connections to more than 40 million households in rural and urban areas.
51. Securing our nation, Restoring its pride
Our Indian Army has been tough against terror and gave a strong fightback to the enemy by doing surgical strike in which it destroyed terrorist launchpads in 2016. This bold move was also backed globally. Moreover, it carried out an operation to eliminate a group of insurgents in Myanmar.
52. His reforms led to Moody’s upgrading India’s rating for first time in 14 years
It’s the result of structural reforms undertaken by Modi government that the international rating agency Moody’s Investors Service upgraded India’s sovereign rating for the first time in 14 years.
53. The Indigenous financial engine Mudra Bank
In Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, the companies which needing funds less than Rs. 10 lacs can easily apply for loan under this scheme. It is highly beneficial for small business, non-farm sector businesses and non-corporates. In this scheme, age for filing loan is 23-28 years and the loan should be paid back before reaching 65 years’ age.
54. Eco-Friendly steps taken by Modi
Under Modi government, various steps have been taken toward achieving eco-friendly goals for a sustainable future. The widely successful campaign Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Clean Ganga Mission, National Air Quality Index, Toilets Before Temples, and Clean Mission for Mount Everest.
55. Modi represents New India
Marking 70 years of India’s independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people and outlining the vision of ‘Unify India’ (Bharat Jodo) in which he aims to build a “New India” that will be free of caste and religious differences, corruption and terrorism and where all the Indians will get access to housing, electricity and water.
56. India becoming a hub of quality education
PM Modi has also set out to bring structural reforms in school and university education. The functioning of Niti Ayog that focuses on government’s mission of ‘grade-wise learning for each class’, the University Grants Commission and restructuring All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has been emphasized.
57. Women & Child Development
PM Modi has taken serious initiatives to provide aid to pregnant and lactating mothers for a comfortable birth. Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana provides Rs. 6000 of financial aid to pregnant mothers on their first live birth. Moreover, another scheme named Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritv Abhiyan aims to offer assured, comprehensive and quality antenatal care services to all pregnant women on 9th of every month for free.
58. Special gift for Meritorious Muslim girls
Modi government encouraged Muslim girls to pursue higher education and those obtaining graduate degrees and have got MAEF scholarships earlier will get Rs. 15,00 as a wedding gift. This scheme has been called Shaadi Shagun.
59. He works really hard
PM Modi’s dream for new, better India is so vivid and his love for country is so selfless that he doesn’t even need Sundays off and some sources even say that he works tirelessly for 20 hours a day and sleeps only for about 3-4 hours.
60. India can defend itself in times of terror
Bold steps taken against terrorism by Modi government include carrying out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, resuming cordon and search operations in more than 20 villages in Shopian and combing operations launched against Maoists in Chhattisgarh among many others.
61. Mera Aadhaar Meri Pehchan
Aadhar card serves as a proof of one’s identity and address anywhere in India. It helps in instantly opening bank account and obtaining monthly pension, passport in 10 days, PF money and student scholarship.
62. Green Energy has got a boost under Modi regime
Modi to raise solar investment target to $100 Billion by 2022. The investments will help boost the alternative energy capacity to 100,000 MW. The Government wants to raise renewable capacity to 175 gigawatts by 2022 from 45 gigawatts at present. The impact can already be seen with the public commute vehicles switching to electric and other renewable energy sources.
Government also issued Rs 42,000 crore for afforestation with Parliament passing The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016.
63. Empowering Indians
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lived up to his mantra of “sabka saath sabka vikas” (development for all) by empowering Indians not just in the country but also those living abroad. In the last three years, the government had managed to evacuate 1.25 lakh people from troubled places in different parts of the world
64. Initiative For Women Empowerment Revolution in India
Out of the several schemes that the modi government launched these are a few which falls under the category of Women Empowerment:
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
The One Stop Centre
Nari Shakti Puraskar
And there were few amendments in the existing women empowerment schemes too.
65. Housing For All
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship housing scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojna’ came with the aim of providing ‘Housing For All’ by 2022. The credit linked subsidy scheme (CLSS) on home loans under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana has now been extended till March 2019.
66. No place for VIP culture in New India
Soon after the Union Cabinet decided to ban red beacons on VIP cars, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said people must also move away from the mindset of VIP culture. Stressing that if every person is considered important in a country of 1.25 billion people, he said India can achieve great things.
67. First leader in India to connect with people through radio
In fifteen addresses of Mann ki Baat broadcast so far, more than 61,000 ideas have been received on the website and 1.43 lakh audio recordings by listeners have been received. Each month, some selected calls become a part of the broadcast. 02 June 2017, PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will soon be available in regional dialects, starting with Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Jharkhand.
68. His Moral values towards Nation
One can say that PM Modi does what he preaches, and it is a sign of a man who is still in touch with his roots; a man who wants to advance but not at the cost of his cultural values. For PM Modi the nation comes first, maybe that’s one of the reason why he works 18 hours a day. (Narendra Modi believes in India, Indian values, and it’s traditions. Hence he insists his colleagues and officials to go in for Indian dresses when bonus official duties.
Narendra Modi has maintained high moral ground. Also he is a very hard working one, putting in 18 hours a day work. Modi doesn’t waste his time. Hence when on tour, he travels during night and keeps the day time for official work. For Modi nation comes first. Hence many decisions, even if they affect the party electorally, implements them. Narendra Modi appreciates and encourages any one who does good work even if he is from opposition.
Modi do not considers his adversaries within the party or outside, as his enemies. If they are merited he takes them into the cabinet as in the case nof Sushma Swaraj. He congratulated Nitish Kumar on his victory though he was his adversary.
69. He is Man of Rule
At Times Modi has Addressed the BJP Parliamentary meeting, saying that he was disappointed with the attendance percentage of BJP MPs and that there is an urgent need to overcome the flaw. Proving that he is a man of rule and he is willing to tie all the loose ends in order to establish order.
70. Growth in Agriculture
To resolve the problem of unpredictable nature of farming and prevent farmer suicides in the country, the Government launched PM Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in early 2016. It’s a crop insurance policy with relaxed premium rates on the principal sum insured for farmers. Implemented with a budget of Rs 17,600 crore, this scheme will provide financial support to farmers and cover for their losses.
71. What Makes Narendra Modi Different?
Modi is a leader who has both power and passion. We have seen political leaders who had visionary thinking and we have seen some leaders who had an eye for the details, but Narendra Modi can do both. While his eyes are focused on the stars his feet are firmly on the ground.
72. Your bank account is now key to security as well
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana is available to people between 18 and 70 years of age with bank accounts. It has an annual premium of ₹12 exclusive of taxes. The GST is exempted on Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana. The amount will be automatically debited from the account. The accident insurance scheme will have one year cover from June 1 to May 31 and would be offered through banks and administered through public sector general insurance companies.
73. Har Ghar Bijli…Har Ghar Paani…Gaon Gaon Faili Khushaali…
The DDUGJY scheme will enable to initiate much awaited reforms in the rural areas. It focuses on feeder separation (rural households & agricultural) and strengthening of sub-transmission & distribution infrastructure including metering at all levels in rural areas. This will help in providing round the clock power to rural households and adequate power to agricultural consumers .
74. Disclose Your Undisclosed Income to Transform India
The government had launched PMGKY after the demonetisation of high value currency as a second chance for tax evaders to come clean.
Under the scheme, holders of black money in the demonetised currency notes could declare the undisclosed income and pay penalty and tax of up to 50 per cent of the funds and park 25 per cent in non-interest bearing deposit for four years.
75. Driving India towards a cashless driven country
PM Modi has been giving a big push towards making India a digitally empowered and cashless economy. Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) aims to empower poor, dalits, tribals and farmers by using secure fingerprint access system for making transactions. Internet banking, mobile banking, Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) are other digital payment methods.
76. Make a contribution in honour of the Bravehearts
‘Bharat Ke Veer’ is an initiative calling out to civilians to contribute to the families of martyred soldiers. The portal allows general public to donate money online directly to individual braveheart’s account and or Bharat Ke Veer’s corpus.
77. Quality medicines at affordable prices for all
Quality branded medicines are not affordable to all so Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana Kendra was launched to provide quality generic medicines at affordable prices to the masses through special kendras.
78. Rejuvenating the soul of Urban India
India is a country with rich heritage and culture. This scheme aims to preserve and revitalize the heritage city’s soul so as to reflect the city’s unique ethos by fostering accessible, informative and secured environment.
This scheme is being implemented in 12 cities namely, Ajmer, Amaravati, Amritsar, Badami, Dwarka, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Puri, Varanasi, Velankanni and Warangal.
79. His revolutionary initiative for water conservation
To address the ever-growing water crisis in the country, Jal Kranti Abhiyan was launched in June 2015 to preserve the precious water. It would involve using modern technique for enhancing water security, encouraging combined use of surface and groundwater, creating additional facilities for water conservation through construction of water harvesting structures, widespread programme for rain-water harvesting and for motivating the villagers toward participation in the water related schemes and cost-sharing by the community to promote a sense of belongingness and accountability.
80. SANKALP SE SIDDHI (New India Movement 2017-2022)
Sankalp Se Siddhi scheme is a 5-year plan of building new India by focusing on major issues such as Corruption-free, Literate India, Poverty-free, Communalism free, Caste discrimination free, Clean India and Terrorism Free. It also aims to double low income group families especially poor farmers’ income.
81. Growing international tourist arrivals
Modi’s tourism push has truly paid off. International tourist arrivals (ITAs) has seen a significant jump of 16 places within past 2 years according United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s World Tourism Barometer. In 2015, India was at 40th place and it recorded 24th place this March 2017. Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) scheme was launched to develop and beautify of pilgrimage sites to drive growth of domestic tourists. Moreover, 27 projects of Rs. 2261 crore have been sanctioned for 21 states and UTs.
82. Healthcare Initiatives
In the healthcare sector, several initiatives have been taken to free India from issue of open defecation to prevent diseases including typhoid, cholera, hepatitis among others. Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala have recently been declared as first three open defecation-free states. Clean India Initiative (Swachh Bharat mission), E-health, door-to-door screening of various chronic diseases are few other initiatives taken by Modi government. The launch of New Health Policy seeks to to escalate public health facilities by 50% by 2025.
83. Secularism: India First
Modi’s stand for secularism can be seen in his speeches and in his actions too. Secularism is a term interpreted in many different ways by different people. PM Modi mantra is made quite clear with this statement of his “For me, it has always been something very simple – putting India First.” The OFBJP(Overseas Friends Of Bhartiya Janta Party), a BJP sympathiser group has presence across 12 states in the US. The body claims to work towards projecting a positive and correct image of India and its people in the US and foreign media.
84. ISRO Makes History
ISRO and Department of Science successfully accomplished 36 missions in the last three years. Which includes 17 launch vehicle missions, 16 satellites mission and 3 technology demonstration missions. Most notable feat was that the ISRO launched a record 104 satellites in one go using PSLV. Government also made huge investments in an effort of preparedness for disaster management with Monitoring of drought, floods, and cyclones are being done.
85. Modi’s India Is Rising
According to a Forbes article Modi has done well in his term of just 3 years in comparison to the long reigning former government.India’s rise in the last couple of years is evident in international rankings. Like the World Bank’s 2017 ranking of “ease of doing business,” from 130 last year to 100 this year. And the World Economic Forum Report (WEFR) competitiveness ranking, which ranked India 40th out of 137 countries included in the report, the highest it has ever been, up from 71st three years ago.
86. Fearless Leader
According to John Chambers, the executive head of Cisco Systems and the chairman of newly constituted US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF); Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a ‘fearless’ leader who would tirelessly pursue the path of economic reform,
87. 3rd most trusted Govt in the world
India securing third best place in the list of most trusted governments worldwide is an evidence that the country is treading in the right direction of development under our Honorable PM Modi’s leadership. The report reveals that almost three quarters (74 percent) of Indians say they have confidence in their national government.The factors taken into consideration were- the economy, political upheaval, and headline-grabbing events like major corruption cases.
88. Modi and his “Yaari Dosti”
PM Narendra Modi has been in talks for long because of his frequent foreign visits. The countries that he visited in an effort to improve the friendly ties between India and the world are Russia Balochistan Pakistan Britain Australia and The United States Of America. People have been giving him names like NRI PM and what not.
Modi’s foreign visits, however, have certainly placed India in a strong strategic position internationally.
89. He Is Among World’s 10 Most Powerful People
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked among the top 10 most powerful people in the world by Forbes in a list that has been topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin for a fourth straight year and had US President-elect Donald Trump in the second place.
90. Law & Order
With the Narendra Modi government celebrating the completion of three years in power at the Centre, the Ministry of Law and Justice has highlighted its 40 achievements, including the appointment of 17 judges to the Supreme Court and 232 judges to various high courts since May 2014.
91. Not A Single Corruption Charge Against Modi Govt
PM Modi projected his government’s success in the areas of fighting terror and graft, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that there has not been a single stain of corruption against his regime and no country has questioned the surgical strikes conducted across the border.
92. Revolution in the Air
UDAN-RCS, UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is a regional airport development and “Regional Connectivity Scheme” (RCS) of Government of India, with the objective of “Let the common citizen of the country fly”, aimed at making air travel affordable and widespread, to boost inclusive national economic development, job growth and air transport infrastructure development of all regions and states of India.
93. Shramev Jayate
To usher in labor reforms, Shramev Jayate scheme was launched in 2014. The wage ceiling of laborers was raised Rs 6500 per month to Rs 15000 per month all throughout the country. It even aims to improve employability through skill development programmes for laborers by promoting the Industrial Training Institutes.
94. Infrastructure Initiatives
Multiple infrastructure projects have been launched and some are on the brink of implementation. Rs. 12,00,000 crore Sagarmala project of building more than 6 mega ports, Rs 50,800-crore Setu Bharatam project of renovating 1500 British era bridges, Rs 1198 crore project of building world’s highest bridge on Chenab and several others are key projects initiated under Modi government.
95. Promises that were never kept are now being taken care of
Even after more than 65 years of independence, “Garibi Hatao” has been an age-long slogan being given by politicians in every election. But the fact is that any serious initiative to solve such a huge problem have hardly been taken. And Modi government and has truly transformed the lives of many through its numerous initiatives.
96. Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat
India is a country celebrating the spirit of ‘unity in diversity’. Its diverse cultures, languages and traditions has led to the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme that aims to enhance interaction across varied geographies, ensuring the geopolitical strength and building learning ecosystem through State to State connect.
97. Solving Long Pending Issues
Modi government has played a key role in solving several long-time pending issues. Now, there’s no more free reign for black money, no more worries on OROP (One Rank One Position), no more villages in dark and land boundary agreement with Bangladesh has been implemented.
98. Prakash Path – Way to Light
Conserving power is much more economical than producing power. So PM Modi launched scheme for energy conservation by promoting use of LED bulbs for home and street lighting.
99. Initiative to bring students closer to nature
To bring school students closer to natural environment, School Nursery Yojana was launched in 2015 to raise plant nurseries. This will help them in understanding the natural processes of germination and feel the joy of watching sapling grow.
100. Conserve and develop indigenous bovine breeds
Enhancing the productivity of indigenous breeds of India through professional farm management and superior nutrition is the major idea behind Rashtriya Gokul Mission for Farmers. Rs 150 crore has been sanctioned for the project.
101. Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
The National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme aims to provide apprenticeship training to over 50 lakh youngsters in order to create more jobs. It has budgetary outlay of Rs 10000 crore. NAPS is implemented by Director General of Training (DGT) under the aegis of Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
& Follower of Swami Vivekananda
Narendra Modi is a follower of Swami Vivekananda which shows in his shared ideologies with Swami Vivekananda who had given the concept of ‘One Asia.’ He said that the solutions to the world’s problems will come from Asia. Today, the world says 21st century is Asia’s century.
One Asia has the potential to solve the world’s problems. We should look at his ideas in today’s concept.