It’s been a 100 days since Modi Sarkar 2.0 was sworn in at an elaborate ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan on May 30. In a bid to fulfill promises made in its 2019 Lok Sabha election manifesto, the government has taken some promising decisions.
Here are some of the highlights of the first 100 days report card of the Narendra Modi-led government’s second tenure spasht neeti, sahi disha:
1. The formation of Jal Shakti ministry, the mission to reach out to every house by 2024 with assured water supply.
2. The government also announced extension of its PM-KISAN scheme to include all eligible farmer families irrespective of the size of land holdings.
3. PM Narendra Modi had assured that within 100 days poor women of the country will be provided sanitary napkins at one rupee. Now, that has become a reality.
4. The revocation of the contentious Article 370 and Article 35A in a systematic and seamless manner which has not only blind sighted Pakistan but also flummoxed them in an unequivocal manner, the Prime Minister also spoken extensively about Kashmir.
5. Making Ladakh a UT and Ladakh celebrates its 1st Independence Day.
6. Triple Talaq Bill passage is a transformative point in India’s socio-political context.
7. Rs 100 lakh crore of investment to be made in roads, railways, ports, airports and other infrastructure.
8. The target of a five trillion dollar economy is not just a dream but a roadmap has been given for it.
9. Successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 and added that India’s manned mission to space, Gaganyaan, will be launched in 2022.
10. First session of the 17th Lok Sabha has been a record-creating one — it was the most productive session since 1952.
11. War on corruption: Modi govt sacks 22 more tainted tax officers under corruption charges.
12. Action of CBI and ED is in progress on most corrupted persons.
13. NRC Assam final list has been released.
14. Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, Dawood declared terrorists under new UAPA law.
15. India receives first Apache Guardian helicopter from Boeing, the arrival of two new heavy-lift Chinook helicopters made IAF stronger.
16. IAF to get first Rafale jet next month which will be a game changer in Indian history.
17. In his Independent Day speech, raised the issue of uncontrolled population growth.
18. PM Modi calls for putting end to single-use plastic.
19. Cabinet approves 75 new Medical Colleges, to be established by 2021-22. This move to add 15,700 MBBS seats in the country.
20. The rates of scholarship were increased and the ambit of the scholarship scheme was extended to the children of state police officials who were martyred during terror or Naxal attacks.
21. The New Motor Vehicle Act implemented by the Central Government in order to act as deterrence, as the number of roads deaths in India is very high and there is less number of people who truly abide by the traffic rules. We should respect the law and also fear the law.
22. He also visited Sri Lanka and the Maldives to improve the Neighborhood First policy.
23. He also strongly articulated India’s position against terror at the SCO Summit and also led the world in celebrating International Yoga Day.
24. Steps taken to spur investment and create new employment opportunities.
25. PM Narendra Modi is awarded with highest civilian honor of the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Afghanistan, Maldives, Bahrain and Modi address world economic forum as a chief guest, it’s a biggest honor for Nation.
“People have seen action on vision of New India. Farmers, soldiers, youth, laborer’s, middle class, traders, taking India forward, taking India’s relations with neighbors forward. Investment, development of resources, fight against corruption and social justice, have been the highlights of these 100 days”.
Coming to the main issue of economic slowdown:
The 5% growth, however disappointing it may be, is of the first quarter and not the whole year. With recent measures it is expected to bounce back to 6%+ in the next quarter. However, we cannot ignore the global slowdown. India cannot remain untouched by global woes.
In a first sign of government addressing the economic woes, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the removal of the surcharge on capital gains on shares for both foreign and domestic investors, provided an upfront Rs 70,000-crore equity infusion into public sector banks to boost lending, and unveiled measures to push automobile sales. Sitharaman said more policy measures will be taken in the next couple of weeks including for the housing sector. Govt announces mega bank mergers, the merging of a number of Public Sector Banks (PSB) in order to revive and revitalize the banking sector with the objective of achieving the $5-trillion economy target.
The government is taking measured steps to turn India into a $5 trillion economy by 2025 and work is in progress to double the farm income by 2022 among others.
Do you remember that blue-black mark you had on your finger a few months back? Yes, that very mark which took weeks to go. That mark wasn’t ordinary. It symbolized the best above decisions taken by govt which enhance many of our lives.