Have Achhe Din Arrived? – 5 Real Indicators Of Modi Government’s Performance
Narendra Modi came into office with massive expectations. He has been a polarizing influence on people of India.
Some expected him to overturn our waning economy overnight, and some wondered in horror if he would destroy the social fabric of this country.
Did he live up to the hype? Here are five indicators to judge the Narendra Modi government’s performance in the first year:
1. Economic Situation
The economic situation was dull when the previous government was in power. Corruption was rampant, and the red tape culture put off investors. Was he able to turn the economy round its head?
— Milan Vaishnav (@MilanV) February 13, 2015
Inflation down to under 5%
Growth Rate above 7.5% (Even better than China)
GST bill passed to ease the tax structure
FDI in defense and insurance increased to 49%
Make in India campaign has not borne fruit yet
Corporates losing patience with respect to the speed of execution of the govt
2. Global and Domestic Perception
Modi has visited 18 countries as of May 2015 to improve India’s image in the world. Has it worked?
— EconomicTimes (@EconomicTimes) January 25, 2015
Global image of a strong leader and a clean government
India’s help through relief and rescue efforts in Yemen, Nepal and Iraq lauded globally
Modi’s Mann ki baat radio program conveyed his views to the public on various issues
Modi govt is seen as anti-minority, anti-poor and anti-farmer
Poor perception on issues related to safety of women
3. Defense and Foreign Affairs
Modi’s govt has signed various MOUs and agreed to cooperate with various governments across the world in sectors like energy, skill development, science & technology to augment his Digital India and Clean India campaign.
— dna (@dna) May 8, 2015
India to buy 36 Rafale jets to strengthen the air force
Visited Canada and obtained a nuclear deal to buy uranium worth 280 million dollars
Talks with Pakistan have fallen flat
4. Social Schemes
Modi is popularly seen as a pro-business leader and has made the right kind of noises with ambitious projects such as the Make In India campaign, but he has also been successful in displaying a pro-common image by initiating various schemes for public welfare. But is it enough?
— dna (@dna) May 6, 2015
Launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Launch of Jan Dhan Yojana
Atal Pension Plan
Pradhan Mantri Jivan Jyoti Bima Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima
Beti Bachao Beti Pado
With the introduction of the Land Acquisition Bill, Modi govt is seen as anti-farmer and anti-poor
Accused of repackaging and recycling old congress social schemes
5. Climate and Health
Regarded as the most pressing matter of the 21st century, Climate change and global warming concerns need to be addressed by the developing countries such as India and China who have to play a balancing act in using fuel such as coal for industrialization and have projects to work towards clean energy
— Business Today (@BT_India) October 1, 2014
Pledged to increase solar-generated capacity to 100 gigawatts and its wind capacity to 60 gigawatts by 2022.
Doubling coal production
Refusing to commit to reduce carbon emission
Modi’s universal health care plan has hit a roadblock as the cost of it was estimated to be at 18.5 billion dollars over five years
Govt has not taken necessary steps to control air pollution in certain cities
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