MILES TO GO-Modi and his DREAMS? 22 Aug 2015
As signature schemes unveiled last I-Day barely get off the blocks, PM Narendra Modi may do well to focus more on implementation.
PRADHAN MANTRI JAN-DHAN YOJANA
“I wish to connect the poorest citizens of the country with the facility of bank accounts through this yojana”.
The scheme was launched on August 28, 2014. Till July 29, 172.9 million accounts have been opened, with a deposit of Rs 2.1 lakh crore. Banks are crying “Efforts gone in and the responses.
“Very shortly, we are about to move in a direction when an institute would be functioning in place of planning Commission.”
The Planning Commission was reconstituted as NITI Aayog on January 1, 2015. The name is changed with diluted functional authority.
SAASAD ADARSH GRAM YOJANA
“I urge upon MPs to select any one of the villages having population of three to five thousand in your constituency.
It was launched on October 11, 2014. Untill now, 498 Lok Sabha MPs have identified villages. Little progress has been achieved.
SWACHH BHARAT AND SWACHH VIDYALAYA
“The first work I started here is of cleanliness. People may feel that it is a trivial work for a Prime Minister but for me this is big”.
The mission was launched on October 2, 2014, to make India open-defecation-free by 2019. The government claims that more than 12 million toilets have been constructed in rural areas. Reality progress much lower than expectation.
FEMALE FOETICIDE (MODI LAUNCHED THE ‘BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO’ SCHEME ON JANUARY 22,2015
“Have we ever thought what the sex ratio in the country is like/ Nine hundred and forty girls are born per thousand boys. This disparity points to female foeticide.” In some of the states is around 850.
MAKE IN INDIA
“I want to appeal to people the world over, from the ramparts of the Red Fort, ‘Come, make in India. The programme was launched on September 25, 2014, to promote manufacturing in India. Hardly any investments.
“Millions and millions of Indian youth should go for acquisition of skills and there should be a network across the country for this, not archaic systems. They should acquire the skills which could contribute towards making India a modern country.”
Mission was launched July 15, 2015, to skill 400 million Indians by 2022. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, 2.4 million youths are to be trained by next year. A very noble thought, where are the employment opportunities?
When I talk of Digital India, I don’t speak of the elite, it is for the poor people. You can imagine the quality education children in villages will get if all the villages are connected with broadband. This scheme was launched on July 1, 2015. The government proposals worth $75 billion. Again a dream.
A follow up mechanism, monitory may help in implementation to some extent.
Wake up India