A Look At Narendra Modi’s Accomplishments
When Sourav Ganguly captained the Indian team in 2003, he needed a wicketkeeper-batsman. As he approached Rahul Dravid, a natural wicketkeeper, he asked, 'Will you try?'
A Look At Narendra Modi’s Accomplishments
As one of India’s greatest batsmen, Dravid could decline the offer. Yet the team desperately needed it. Having to do it was necessary. David didn’t regard keeping as a subordinate skill. He accepted this.
As a result, he had 84 catches and stumpings, fourth on the list behind MS Dhoni, Nayan Mongia, and Kiran More. Unlike previous Prime Ministers, Narendra Modi shows the same commitment and energy to the small things as he does the big ones.
He believes there are more effective methods of sending a message beneath the office than sweeping the streets. There is no doubt that the BJP’s Northeast focus and thumping victories in Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland are evidence of its unrelenting commitment.
Following Modi’s rise to power, the Ministry for Development of the North Eastern Region (DONER) was created, unleashing a string of infrastructure and connectivity projects.
The PM‘s efforts in the NE contrast sharply with the political neglect of the Congress towards the region. Besides protecting the area from enemies, this push shows the PM’s efforts in the region.
Past mistakes are going to be avoided by Congress. He said the Congress’ popularity did not influence the results since they were elections in small states. Manmohan Singh visited the northeast 37 times from 2004 to 2014 as PM.
Twenty-three of these were sent to the state from which he was sent to the Rajya Sabha, Assam. There were only 14 trips to seven other states in the Northeast – Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura.
It is unknown if he visited Tripura, Meghalaya, or Nagaland during UPA 2. Just eight years ago, PM Modi visited 49 northeastern countries. Most were to Assam, while the remainder were to other states.
As the only state in the Northeast with 25 Lok Sabha seats (UP has 80, Maharashtra 48), the BJP’s gradual developmental push and the RSS’s quiet penetration have made it a showcase for the Modi government.
In the wake of PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, lakhs of toilets have been built. Still, the initiative has brought generational awareness and a change comparable to the Chipko movement for the environment.
Still, the opposition is relentlessly mocking this scheme. Modi spoke passionately about hygiene and cleanliness and did so much in practice. The number of people without a toilet in villages was estimated to be around 55 crores before 2014.
6.03,175 villages have been declared open defecation-free under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin). Rural sanitation covers nearly 100 per cent of villages under the Rural Sanitation Mission.
Narendra Modi has engaged the smallest nations – landlocked, coast-fronted, and coastal – in keeping with ancient India’s maritime history. For instance, he developed the infrastructure for small island nations in the Initiative for Resilient Island States (IRIS).
As a result, many of the world’s most vulnerable nations gained hope and confidence, he said. His participation in FIPIC and the India-CARICOM Island Summit was noteworthy.
India now has an advantage and strategic depth that has not existed since its Independence, thanks to Modi’s engagement with the smallest nations. In addition, Bharat can be seen as the voice of the weak on an international level.
As PM, Jawaharlal Nehru shifted Children’s Day from the United Nations-sanctioned November 20 to his birthday on November 14, resulting in a more complex engagement with children.
Children’s health and education are covered under PMCares. Girls’ facilities have been expanded, juvenile justice rules have been tightened, and meals have been better tracked. His rivals again mock him for the guidance he gives children before exams.
Despite this, such little engagements leave deep impressions on future generations. Approximately 31 per cent of Indian rural households lacked access to potable water in 2014.
Today, 58.41 per cent of village households have access to clean water. Cities’ affluent can only imagine what it means with a tap or shower. Seven out of ten homes in our villages have lacked access to electricity for seven decades.
As small as a tap might seem, it is quite large. The situation was only fixed rapidly under PM Modi.
The Prime Minister’s Ujjwala scheme, which provides low-priced LPG cylinders, has improved women’s health, productivity, and household dynamics, just like tap water and toilets.
They faced grave health risks from spending long periods in front of smoke ovens and had little time to pursue a career or hobbies. It was estimated that only 14.5 crore households had access to LPG in 2014.
The number of people in this country today is 34.5 crore. A 59 per cent increase has been seen in domestic LPG sales. Also, the massive opening of bank accounts for the poor under the Jan Dhan scheme is a success story regarding financial inclusion.
Although previous PMs nationalised banks and made big announcements about banking, none urged citizens to sign up for a modest bank account. Once again, it was an unworthy job for a Prime Minister.
Nevertheless, Narendra Modi unlocked the full strength of his cadre to sweep in the candidates. The government would then directly benefit these account holders, including workers, domestic workers, small shopkeepers, drivers, and farmers.
Their position in the economy was no longer faceless. The Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) was used to transfer nearly Rs 40,000 crore to these accounts during Covid alone.
The Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) transferred Rs 6 trillion (USD 74 billion) to beneficiaries in FY22. Narendra Modi may seem remembered for the big things: creating the fifth largest economy, scrapping Article 370, IBC, the Balakot strike, and GST.
The bigger accomplishments may be found in the small things he pays attention to. Van Gogh said, ‘Great things are accomplished by small things brought together.’
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