4 years of Modi government
The four years of Modi government has set India on a transformational path to rapid development at a time when democracy and freedom are being challenged in many other countries.
Crackdown on black money and corruption
Narendra Modi government took a stringent action against corruption and black money. Recalling the historic announcement on demonetisation of all 500 and 1000 rupee notes to crack down the flow of black money, with a motive for nation in going from ‘Kala Dhan’ to ‘Jan Dhan’ i.e. from bad governance to good governance.
Three thousand raids were conducted by various agencies and undeclared income approximately of Rs 73,000 crore was unearthed. Tough rules against black money have sent shivers down the spines of many who have come under one platform.
The government also claimed that legislations such as the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act and the Benami Property Act were brought in to avoid corruption.
Transforming India into a Global Growth Engine
India’s GDP growth has seen a stupendous growth of 31 per cent as compared to that of the world (four per cent) over the past years. Recently in World Economic report India stepped up in the list, leaving france behind in GDP growth.
Jan Dhan Yojana
Prime Minister Narendra Modi annonced his ambitious Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana or the prime Minister’s People’s Welfare Scheme 31.52 crore Jan Dhan accounts over the past four years to serve the banking needs of the poor.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)
Under this scheme more than 3.8 crore Below Poverty Line (BPL) families were given free LPG connections.
Electrification of villages
The government launched the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Yojana (DDUGJV) under which no village in India is in darkness. Also the SAUBHAGYA scheme launched by the government ensured that every household is electrified.
Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, over 7.25 crore toilets were built. During the past four years the sanitation coverage in the country went up from 38% in 2014 to 83% in 2018.
“Till 2014 39% of the population had access to sanitation facilities, today the figure is over 80%. From independence till 2014 there were around 6 crore toilets in the country but in last four years 7.5 crore toilets have been made”, said PM Modi during his address in Cuttack.
Welfare of farmers
For the welfare of the farmers, the government implemented a “mutli-faceted focus” on doubling farmers’ income, besides distributing 12.5 crore soil health cards and insurance under the PM Fasal Bima Yojana at nominal rates
Improved infrastructure, transport facilities
In the area of infrastructure, 53,000 km road worth Rs 5.35 lakh crore were built under the Bharat Mala initiative. The largest tunnel and the largest bridge in the country were built by the Modi government, which has also initiated bullet train project on Mumbai-Ahemdabad route
Through the 2016 surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LoC), the government exhibited its political willingness to take on the country’s adversaries
Better health facilities
Under Ayushman Bharat scheme, the government intends to provide health insurance to 10 crore families. The government also launched Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan scheme to ensure the good health of mother and child.
10 years of Congress
There’s no denying the fact that Manmohan Singh will go down in history as the prime minister who has most changed the rhetoric around development in India.
When Singh’s first coalition government, the United Progressive Alliance government (UPA I) came to power in 2004, it was a symbol of the electorate’s upfront rejection of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s “India Shining” campaign.
Here are some of his achievements during his tenure:
Education – India has achieved “near universal education” at the primary school level due to Right to Education and the dropout rates have also decreased. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act of 2010 makes education a fundamental right of every child between the ages of 6 and 14. The outlay for education has been constantly increased. Central universities increased from 17 to 44 during 2004-13.
Farmer welfare – Minimum support prices (MSP) for wheat and paddy has been doubled, while MSP for other grains have increased three fold since 2004. More than 650 lakh farmers were financed by the banking system during 2012-13. The new Land Acquisition Act will provide livelihood rehabilitation and financial benefits for the affected people.
Food security- There has been a three-fold increase in food subsidy during UPA tenure. The Food Security Act will entitles 35 kg of food-grains per month and other families for 5 kg per person at subsidised rates.
Rural employment- The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is the largest welfare scheme of its kind in the world started in 2006. Wages given under the scheme per day have almost doubled from Rs.65 to Rs. 128 since the launch of the scheme. In 2012-13, the scheme provided employment to over 4.98 crore households, generating more than 213 crore person-days of employment.
Healthcare- Consistent investment in public healthcare showed reduction in infant and maternal mortality rates, while life expectancy has improved. Absence of new endemic polio case for the last three years.
Social security for special sections – There has been ten-fold increase in the expenditure on minorities since 2004-14.
Economic growth – Per capita income in India has grown three fold since UPA came to power. The average GDP growth during the period of UPA government has been 7.7 percent despite two global slowdowns.
Infrastructure – More than 2 lakh km of new roads have been added to the rural road network. Allocation for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana has increased by 88 percent in the 12 th Five Year Plan.
Poverty reduction – Average decline in poverty was two percent per annum.
Direct benefit transfer and Aadhaar card- The UID has issued more than 51 crore Aadhaar cards giving people access to direct benefit transfer in 184 districts.
Development of Northeast : Internal security has improved and the growth rate in north-eastern region is now higher than national average. Northeast growth rate is 9.9 percent compared to national average 7.4 percent.
Governance and transparency – Right to Information Act, 2005, second administrative reforms commission, and e-governance ensured transparency. Among the anti-corruption measures, the government was able to bring the Lokpal Act, as also the Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, Grievance Redressal Bill, and Amendment to Prevention of Corruption Act.
Security of women and children – The law has been amended to provide stringent punishment for sexual offences against women and children. The government has also passed the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. The Women Reservation bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha.
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