14 Top achievements and progress of Modi Government in 4 years
1. Strengthened Economy
While being the chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi had proven himself to be a great supporter of the economic movement. A strong economy has been on the top of Narendra Modi achievements.
Under his leadership, Gujarat became one of the most prosperous states in the country and he signed deals with a lot of foreign companies and governments. Narendra Modi has been successful in replicating the same on a bigger level. His foreign tours have brought in a lot of investment with Japan investing in the first bullet train in the country. Though the world shows slower progress, the Indian economy has been progressing with over 7% rate, making it one of the most positive signs for the future.
2. Improved International Relations
Foreign policy has been among the top Modi achievements.
Narendra Modi has often been criticized by the opposition for so many foreign tours. Narendra Modi and Barack ObamaHowever, none of us can ignore the fact that his travels have made a lot of friends for the country. Be it about those warm hugs with Barak Obama or attending Ganga Aarti with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi has made friends with the biggest diplomats of the world. It is because of his dynamic leadership that UAE spoke openly against Pakistan sponsored terrorism. India has extended financial help to countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, and Afghanistan and that has resulted in increased regional influence. Also, launching the South Asian satellite will come a long way in India’s plans to become next Asian superpower.
3. Change in attitude on critical issues
Under the leadership of previous prime ministers, India was considered to be a defensive country with its focus on maintaining peace. Narendra Modi has shown a more aggressive way to deal with sensitive issues. Incidents like surgical strikes in Pak occupied Kashmir and destroying Pakistan bases give us a glimpse of it. Also, the government has come face-to-face with the Chinese government on various issues involving Arunachal Pradesh and Dalai Lama.
The last presidential elections in Sri Lanka were rumored to be influenced by Indian top leadership. Also, without caring for reactions, India has extended open support to Israel and both the countries are working together on a lot of deals involving defense and technology. Another such incident came at the time of recently concluded Doklam Standoff, where India showed its resistance and refused to give up against the Chinese pressure. This strengthened India’s international image and proved that India has now started to take its stand and the world and countries around India should be well prepared to involve India in any such issue from the next time.
4. Increased Internal Security
Though tension of border still persists and there are continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan, resulting in regular casualties of the soldiers and internal threats like Maoists, India has come a long way in securing the internal parts from jihadi terrorists. Over the last few years, there has been a big crackdown on the number of terrorists caught by the security forces and a lot of plans have been derailed. Communal violence has come down to a significant level and finally, the country can look forward to focus on mainstream issues
5. Make in India and Digital India
Narendra Modi government has taken a lot of initiatives to directly impact the common people. Make in India was announced to make sure that MNCs start their plans in the country, resulting in generating employment and contributing to the economy. Make in India has gathered a great momentum and many countries have signed deals with respective state governments and the central government to boost FDI and employment.
Also, initiatives like Digital India has paved a way for future and brought millions of citizens in the mainstream economy. Also, the promotion of e-ways, which promises broadband connectivity in all villages by 2020, will prove to be a great catalyst in the success in future.
6 A government with a Clean Image
In India, politics is often considered as synonym os corruption. Though the previous government came under huge criticism for scandals like CWG, Coalgate and 2G spectrum, the present government has not faced any such corruption charges and the politicians have worked with commitment and that is one big modi achievement.
Prime Minister has led his team with an example by not taking a single day leave in his tenure. Also, initiatives like the ban of beacons have grown the connection between common citizens and the government. Ministers like Sushma Swaraj and Suresh Prabhu are often seen directly communicating to people on Twitter and answering their queries, Narendra Modi too holds regular Man ki Baat program to talk on general issues.
7. Swachh Bharat
When this initiative was announced, a lot of people had laughed at the fact that the government was giving so much of an importance to such small issue. However, in the last two and a half years, this moment has picked up momentum and bigger cities have started to realize the importance of cleanliness. Railway Stations and public places are now way cleaner than the past and the general public has been involved to make it a mass moment where everyone is aware of their duties.
Goods and Services Tax, termed as the biggest tax revolution since independence has finally been approved and will be implemented from July 1st. The government has made sure that the new reform does not cost adverse to the people by keeping sensible tax brackets. A recent report on the rate of taxes on goods and services shows that majority of the items will become cheaper after GST and that has yet again established people’s trust in the intentions of the government. Before GST, the government had decreased the rate of income tax in the lowest slab from 10% to 5%, impacting a lot of middle-class people.
9. Special focus on Rural India
Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojna has been one of the most appreciated schemes by the current government. The way central government involved the normal people by asking them to give up their subsidies to help the rural women with access to clean energy, has been widely appreciated. Also, schemes like Krishi Sinchai Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna, and Sukanya Samridhi Yojna have been directly focused for the rural population to increase their standard of life.
Recently, the government has also announced the electrification of 100% Indian villages. Though, it has taken over 70 years since independence, it is no small feat, considering there were over 18,000 villages without electricity before Narendra Modi became the prime minister.
10. Niti Aayog
Ever since India got independence, a lot of planning and execution was done on the central level by Planning Commission. Modi government scrapped the planning commission and introduced Niti Aayog, which promises equal power to the states on matters of planning. Also, the government has scrapped five-year plans from 2017 and will now have 3-year plans and 15-year plans, with clear agendas and objectives. Niti Aayog calls for supporting entrepreneurs and MSMEs to boost the employment in all sections. Niti Aayog works as a corporate entity with a CEO and answerable representatives.
11. Tough stance on critical issues
With the latest government in power, the politics of appeasement seems to be getting over. After the initiative taken by the central government, the Supreme Court declared Triple Talaq unconstitutional and asked the government to bring a law within 6 months. The decision has attracted mixed reviews, with Muslim women coming in open support of the government as well as opposition once again trying to oppose the government. However, one thing has been proven that these decisions need guts and the current government has enough.
These were some of the achievements of the Modi government in the last 4 years. Though there are a lot more issues to be addressed in the next few years, the government has surely instilled a feeling of hope among the citizens by making them realize their roles and responsibilities. Let’s hope that the government will continue to achieve in the remaining term.
12. Social Welfare Schemes at scale
The Modi government has demonstrated its penchant for undertaking ambitious social welfare schemes and delivering them at scale under tight timelines. The speed of implementation of the popular Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) stands out for what the government can achieve if there is a commitment.
PMJDY is the world’s largest financial inclusion program aimed to bring the weaker and marginalized sections of society into the banking system, and enable them to receive financial benefits from the government directly into their bank accounts.
PMJDY ensures the traditional leakages and corruption in the system is completely eliminated, thus ensuring full benefit reaches the beneficiary. As on May 2018, 31.60 crore beneficiaries have been covered under the scheme. The total deposit collected as a result of their opening of savings account is Rs 81,203.59 crores. 23.80 crore have received RuPay Debit Cards and can now access ATMs.
13. The National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS)
is a major initiative of the Modi government launched this year? NHPS aims at offer healthcare cover up to Rs 5 lakh per family for serious illnesses. With a budget of Rs 10,000 crore, the scheme aims to cover 10 crore families or 50 crore people belonging to economically weaker sections of society.
Besides providing a high quality of health care services to the poorest, the scheme will also have a transformational effect on the healthcare infrastructure in the country.
14. Transforming BJP into a Pan-India Party
From the time of independence, Jan Sangh, BJP’s earlier avatar, had struggled to establish itself as a strong political party capable of challenging the Congress party on a pan-India basis. BJP, under the leadership of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, did come close to providing a sustainable challenge but soon the Congress party was able to reassert its position as the dominant political force.
BJP’s resurrection as a pan-India political force began with Narendra Modi being chosen as the prime ministerial candidate during the 2014 general elections. His taking command of the party leadership and directing the electoral strategy against the UPA became the defining moment in Indian politics.
His dramatic victory, strong leadership, clear communications, and a no-nonsense approach has helped energize a placid bureaucracy into a pro-active one. Under his leadership the entire government today enjoys a corruption-free reputation. That’s a big achievement for a country where corruption had become institutionalized over the years.
Under UPA II, India seemed a nation without much strategic direction or robust domestic goals that were transformational and yet, uniting. PM Modi and his party have successfully transformed that perception. In a politically fragmented country with diverse, and often, conflicting interests, the Modi government has been able to instil and sense of confidence and pride among the people in the concept of a dynamic India. That’s a major achievement.
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