As Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government is celebrating its first anniversary, it is time to turn back and have a look at the the campaigns and schemes launched by the government for the benefit of the people of our country. With campaigns like Make In India, Digital India etc, the government has not only tried to bring relief for the poor, but has also tried to create more job opportunities for the youth of the country.
Here are few of the initiatives, plans, programmes and campaigns launched by the Narendra Modi government for the welfare of the poor and for the benefit of the nation.
Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched one of his pet projects Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) in August 2014 to ensure financial access to every citizen. The scheme aims to bring poor people into the ambit of the Government's financial programme.
The beneficiaries would get RuPay Debit card having inbuilt accident insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh. This was even commended by the Guinness Book of World Records. More than 15 crore bank accounts have been opened, over 10 crore RuPay debit cards issued under PMJDY.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was officially launched on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself cleaned the road. The programme was launched to encourage hygiene and cleanliness in the country.
The target of the abhiyaan is to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi's dream of clean and green India by 2019, the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
Make In India
Make in India is an initiative of the Government of India, to encourage companies to manufacture their products in India.
It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 September 2014 and is aimed at turning India into a manufacturing hub.
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
In a determined effort to counter the adverse sex ratio in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the nationwide 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' (save girl child and educate her) campaign from Panipat, in Haryana. The scheme was initiated with an initial corpus of Rs 100 crore.
The prime minister flagged off 72 campaign vehicles (raths) on the occasion that will make people aware about the need to save the girl child in areas where the sex ratio is adverse.
The campaign has been launched from Haryana as the state has the worst sex ratio (number of females per 1,000 males) and child sex ratio in the country.
Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Bank (or MUDRA Bank) is a public sector financial institution in India. It provides loans at low rates to microfinance institutions and non-banking financial institutions which then provide credit to MSME's. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 April 2015.
The Digital India project aims at making all the Government services available to citizens electronically. It aims at e-governance to help the citizens and offer them a one-stop shop for government services.
Digital India envisages connecting 2.5 lakh villages by broadband and phones. It aims at wi-fi in 2.5 lakh schools, all universities, public wi-fi hotspots for citizens and also envisages to create more jobs - 1.7 crore direct and 8.5 crore indirect jobs.
The main goal of Skill India is to create opportunities, space and scope for the development of the talents of the Indian youth.
This programme aims at providing training and skill development to 500 million youth of the country by 2020.