The people have given overwhelming support to Modi in last Lok Sabha polls. Modi has turned that this support into trust in even short span of 100 days. With an aim to play long innings, Modi changed functioning of government and took some bold decisions which were termed as ‘bitter pill’.

Modi government announced the hike in railway fares before the budget session which was criticised by many. But he articulated that governance should be looked like different form his predecessors. Narendra Modi took small steps like cleanliness in offices, punctuality officials in Prime Minister Office (PMO) which has created a long lasting effect at micro level in all the ministries.

Decisions like online approval in key projects and self attestation of documents have signalled people that they are coming out from the clutches of ‘babudom’.

Despite murmurs on inflation and GDP growth, PM Modi has spel out message that India will become developed nation with proud.  Last 100 days of NDA government has also seen some controversies, but Modi has managed to checkmate them.   

BIG DECISIONS

Curb on inflation and corruption:
1. SIT on blackmoney constituted
2. Ensured measures to put a check on hoarders for taming inflation in support of state governments

Employment generation and skill development:
1. Budgetary allocation increased to Rs 14, 389 crore for rural roads, Rs 37, 880 crore for national highways and Rs 30, 100 crore for railways
2. Digital India worth Rs 500 crore launched for bridging gap of Bharat and India

Speedy policy making decisions:
1.    Group of Ministers (GoMs) and Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs) scrapped
2.    Decision making process eased

Reach out to new middle class:
1.    Blue print of 100 smart cities prepared
2.    Norms for FDI in housing sector eased
3.    Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Mission launched for rural areas
4.    New scheme for constructing toilet for every household launched

Agriculture:
1.    Soil health card scheme worth Rs 100 crore launched. National Adaptation Fund for deal with challenges arising out of climate change proposed. Agricultural credits increased

Equal opportunities:
1.    Rs 100 crore allocated for madarsa modernization scheme
2.    Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme launched. Special provision for women empowerment through small saving scheme for daughters
3.    Nirbhaya centers proposed for violence affected women

E-governance:
1.    Governance to be reformed through Digital India programme
2.    Single window facility to be provided to traders for boosting e-business

Power:
1.     Scheme related to wind, solar and nuclear energy launched
2.    Green Energy Corridor to be developed

Urban reforms:
1.    Ahmedabad, Nagpur and Lucknow to become metro cities
2.    Infrastructure and other facilities of 500 urban housing through Public-Private Partnership

Education:
1.    Stress on quality of teachers through training. Madan Mohan Malviya training programme launched
2.    Loan scheme eased

Red tapism abolished:
1.    Stress on e-governance. Attested by gazetted officers not mandatory. Self attested documents to be accepted

Institutional reforms:
1.     Constitutional Amendment Bill passed in the Parliament for transparency in judicial appointment
2.    New institution to replace 64-year Planning Commission

Make in India:
1.    Aim for making India a global infrastructure hub announced
2.    Measures for making conducive atmosphere for investors started

Good days in the offing

A growth rate below five percent, low morale of foreign investors, slow pace of the big projects and policy paralysis of ruling dispensation were some of the problems that the incumbent Narendra Modi-led government had inherited when it took charge in May this year following a landslide win in the Lok Sabha elections.

Modi government has already completed 100 days in office, and to resurrect a gargantuan economy like of India, lot of time is required. Despite so many impediments, the ruling dispensation seems to be going in the right direction.

Several steps taken by Modi-led government like increasing the FDI cap in defence and insurance sectors, accelerating the speed of projects that were stuck and speeding up decisions at the bureaucratic level are deemed as a good and positive start. However, there are still lots of challenges staring directly into the government’s eyes.

Stress on three ‘S’
“A big and mature thought process is need of the hour. The nation could be taken on the path of development with the focus on three S – Skill, Scale and Speed” – Narendra Modi.
Need of three ‘P’
“Ladakh’s Prakash (power), Paryavran (environment) and Paryatan (tourism) are not just the USPs of Jammu and Kashmir but the entire nation will also benefit from these” – Narendra  Modi in Ladakh on 12 August.

River Ganga tops government’s priority list

Within 100 days of its inception, Narendra Modi government has not only carved a separate ministry for the River Ganga but also allocated Rs 2,037 crore for its cleanliness under the ‘Namaami’ Gange project.

The government has already initiated the process of monitoring all those industries that pollute River Ganga.
This is the first time ever when a government has kept cleaning River Ganga so top on its priority list.

B stands for B-model
“I describe the Indo-Bhutan relations as B for B-model which translates into ‘India for Bhutan, Bhutan for India’, meaning that both nations would be there for each other” – Narendra Modi on 15th June during Bhutan visit.
The ‘HIT’ Nepalese idea
“The principle idea behind the growth of Nepal is HIT – Highway, Information and Transportation. India is keen to support Nepal in all these three key areas” - Narendra Modi on 3rd August during Nepal visit.
Modi’s wordplay in Japan
“I am Modi, you are Mori” – Narendra Modi to a temple priest in Japan.
India’s three ‘D’
“Come, invest in India. India is the only country in this world where ‘Democracy, Demography and Demand’ are present” – Narendra Modi while inviting Japanese investors on 2nd September.

‘Swach Bharat Mission’

Prime Minister’s appeal for making India clean and pollution-free seems to be working. Prior to famously proclaiming the chant of ‘Swach Bharat – Swasthya Bharat’ (Clean India – Healthy India) on the eve of Independence Day, Modi had started his tenure as Indian Prime Minister by getting his ministry’s buildings cleaned up.

While the corporate sector has started to show interest in constructing toilets in schools, the Indian Parliamentarians have also agreed to focus on rural cleanliness and on building lavatories.

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