Answer by Shubham Bansal:
I'll discuss 8 aspects in increasing priority order:
EDIT: I added Make In India to make it 9.
EDIT 2: I am not a BJP fanboy by any means. I cut across the party lines to tell you as it is. I tell about my PM and my government.
EDIT 3: I request everyone to suggest points to add. I'll add more on my own as they come.
1. Changes to the APMC Act: The govt. asked the state govt. to delist fruits and vegetables from the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee Act to eliminate middlemen, prevent hoarding and check inflation. Although a small step, but in line with your question.
2. Abandoning Planning Commission: The PC is a thing of past, maybe good back then in 1950 but today it was just a body to sit up on issues and make hollow plans. A body with more powers, more brains and diversity and lesser interference is needed in this era of importance of strategy and careful progressive planning. If you consider yourself as a part of the society this will help you too in the long run.
3. NJAC: National Judicial Appointments Commission is the need of the hour to get rid of the partiality and lack of transparency in such an important pillar of the country. It may result in more efficient working at the HC to the SC level. It will surely affect the people soon enough after implementation.
4. Bureaucracy/Ministries: Ministers and bureaucrats have been adviced to report at 9 AM, a thought hitherto unthinkable. Bureaucrats have been asked to function as Civil Sevants and not as the Queen of the Democracy. This is the single most step that will affect India as a whole. If implemented in letter and spirit, this will remove inefficiency and lack of will among the policy makers and implementors.
5. Jan Dhan Yojana: The program aims at creation of bank accounts with a 5000 Rs overdraft facility, a RuPay debit card and an insurance cover of 1 lacs. The scheme triggered opening of 1.5 crores bank accounts on the first day itself. This is a mega financial inclusion plan. Easier loans, lesser circulation of black money. India has 35% people with a bank account, lowest among the BRICS, as compared to 87% of the US and 95% of Canada.
Read's answer to :
- The President's visit to Vietnam resulted in India extending $ 100m export credit for defence deals.
- Talks with China resulted in discussions on boundary situation, LAC and assurances to find a solution with mutual consent to reduce the hostilities between the rising neighbours.
- Defence Cooperation Agreement with the US extended by 10 years. FDI cap raised to 49%.
- The PM visits border more often, meets the chiefs regularly and instils pride and a new-found confidence in the army men and people alike, deterring and ridiculing the enemy at the same time.
Narendra Modi talking to the troops in Leh, riling Pakistan in the process
It is unfortunate that our neighbors attitude. They have lost the power to fight a war but they use proxy war. There has been a process of killing innocent people through this proxy war. How many innocents are being killed? The number of people getting killed through the bullets of cowards is more than those killed in conventional wars.
Don't you think that this affects the country and the countrymen alike?
7. Energy: India is a power hungry nation. In order to be developed we have to grow at a rate of more than 10% for the next 30 years or more anyhow. We need energy for it. We are already importing large amounts of coal. Solar and wind alternatives are too expensive and may be a great deal in the future but now now.
- A deal with Australia has been struck to satisfy our hunger for more fuel.
- Talks with Japan have advanced to the final levels. China and the US have agreed to cooperate with civil nuclear deals.
- Hydroelectric project agreement has been agreed with Bhutan, that will also assist in flood control and irrigation. Don't you think all this will help none other than the common people?
8. Health: Allocations for nationwide health scheme, Namami Gange, Swacchh Bharat Abhiyaan and cooperative efforts with the State governments is a small step in the larger scheme of things i.e. to make a healthy cultured India. Toilets are being built in the villages to tackle a big problem, corporates are embracing it as CSR. Don't you think this will help?
Read this to have a peek into the Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan Mission:
Read this for full analysis of Union Budget and Govt. plans in technology and investment:
9. Make In India: There's no denying that India, a country with demand, demographic dividends and democracy lagging in 134th place in the Ease of doing business Index is a heartbreaking scenario. To raise the standard of living, to make our country a major hub for industries and to embrace progress leaving behind our leftist leanings for good this is the right step ahead. There will be professional training in important sectors, more employment opportunities and the business houses will adopt a city to help in the creation of 100 smart cities.
See 's answer. Specifically the third point of What's Next? That pretty much sums it up. If India is to avoid being torn apart or internal stabbing, development, progress and growth is the only way forward.
See this for further queries:
You may say that none of the above acts show a short term solution but I'll reiterate that they will once implemented in letter and spirit. Moreover it is clear by now that primary focus of the government as of now is to bring as much money as we can to the country through investment. Confidence and demand is high and the iron is hot enough to strike with full force.
This is what the PM said at Madison
Earlier governments would keep harping that we have made this 'kanoon' (laws) and that 'kanoon'. I have started a new one – the old 'kanoon', I have thrown away the 'bekaar' (useless) ones. It was like a 'jaal' (maze) of 'kanoon', if one gets in, then they cant get out. I have set up a committee to examine them. If everyday, I can end one law, then it will be an achievement.
So expect lesser of appeasing laws, doles, subsidies and new rules. The PM is doing the best thing he can do currently and that is to rebuild the broken ties with nations for ushering in a new era of strategic cooperation, to be a superpower that every Indian dreams of, to build an India of our fantasies.
We must believe and cooperate in every possible way we can.