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Narendra Modi as Prime Minister

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On 14 May 2015, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptullah launched a major welfare scheme in Varanasi, aimed at preserving and upgrading traditional arts and handicraft skills, in a move that will benefit thousands of traditional craftsmen, many of whom belong to minority communities. Upgradation of Skills and Training in Ancestral Arts/Crafts for Development (USTAD) is a Rs 17-crore initiative to preserve and promote traditional skills and ensure wider market access. Launching USTAD in [...]

One Year of Modi Government: A Look Back

It has almost been a year since Narendra Modi assumed the post of India’s Prime Minister. During the year, his administration has taken plenty of steps – some of which have been lauded for their potential to create a positive impact from the perspective of the country while some have not been so popular. While criticising Modi, it needs to be taken into consideration that it is not entirely possible to bring about a drastic [...]

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Financial inclusion and a universal social security system have been high on the NDA government’s agenda. Ever since the BJP came to power at the centre, PM Narendra Modi, FM Arun Jaitley and the Cabinet have worked towards promulgation of new schemes that give financial security to the common man. The first step towards achievement of social security was the rollout of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). With Phase I being declared a [...]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched another flagship social security scheme Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) which is an accidental death and disability insurance scheme. A large part of the Indian population lives in rural areas and most of them are not covered under any kind of social security scheme. A large section of this population has not even gained the benefits of the banking system and most are still unaware of various governmental [...]

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The Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) is one of the several ambitious social security programmes initiated by Narendra Modi. It is basically a term life insurance policy that can be renewed either on a yearly basis or for a longer period of time. It will provide life insurance coverage on the death of the policyholder. Who is Eligible? The Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana will be made available to anyone between the age group of [...]

Urban Transformation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally launched his dream project of building 100 Smart Cities on 29 April 2015, when the Cabinet chaired by him approved of Rs 48,000 crore outlay to be spent on the project over the next five years. The Cabinet also approved the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), a mission aimed at transforming 500 cities and towns into efficient urban living spaces, with special focus on a healthy [...]

Garib Kalyan Yojnaye

The government cares for the poor. At least, that’s what BJP has been trying to convey through its slew of initiatives within months of holding the reins of governance. A party that came to the helm of power on the pro-poor plank is leaving no stone unturned to stay true to its commitment. After its pro-farmer image took a beating during the Land Acquisition Bill controversy, it has come up with a new experiment. And [...]

Smart cities project focus on Gujarat

The US Department of Transportation has revealed that it will provide transport facilities, which can be operated on a sustainable basis for the Smart Cities project. These facilities will be offered for Allahabad, Vizag and Ajmer. Incidentally, the government of US has also committed itself to help in making the above mentioned cities Smart Cities as well. Anthony Foxx, the Secretary of Transportation, had a meeting with M Venkaiah Naidu on 9 April and was [...]

MUDRA Bank - Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi  launched the promised Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd (MUDRA) Bank on 8 April, 2015 with a corpus of Rs 20,000 crore and a credit guarantee corpus of Rs 3,000 crore. The launch was the fulfillment of an announcement made earlier by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his FY 15-16 Budget speech. How Can MUDRA Bank Make a Difference to the Economy? Most individuals, especially those living in [...]

Narendra Modi as PM

It has been almost a year since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India. How well he did as the PM will be evident when the elections are held again in 2019. However, starting from 26 May 2014, it could be said that he has had a memorable journey. When we try and assess how well he has done in this time period we will see that there have been decisions that have earned [...]