9 Years Of PM Modi: How BJP Transformed Itself Into A Pro-Poor, Pro-Farmer, Pro-Women Party?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Center will complete 9 years on May 30, 2023, as it first came to power in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by winning a massive mandate. All these years, the Narendra Modi-led BJP government has taken several initiatives for the upliftment of the downtrodden and marginalized sections of the society, including farmers and women – one of the key factors that may have helped the BJP win a larger mandate. helped. 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.

There is no doubt that PM Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’ has transformed India into one of the fastest growing economies of the world today. In line with PM Modi’s vision that ‘good governance alone is not enough, it should be pro-people and pro-active’, the BJP regime has inculcated the philosophy of ‘maximum governance and minimum government’ at the heart of the development process. ,

Over the past nine years, the Narendra Modi government has been committed to ensuring social justice, equality, dignity and equal opportunities for all Indian citizens. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaigns, rallies, his government’s policies and welfare schemes have largely focused on empowering every Indian citizen, making India a corruption-free, poverty-free and self-reliant nation and a society driven by social values.

After recently losing the assembly elections in its southern bastion – Karnataka, the Modi-led BJP has shifted the spotlight back on the “second-order effect” of its various pro-poor schemes to confront the government about its welfare initiatives. In order to keep the story alive. High-stakes assembly elections in several states and general elections due in 2024.

As part of its ninth anniversary celebrations, various programs planned by the ruling BJP will showcase how several welfare measures taken by the Narendra Modi government have provided direct and indirect benefits to millions of Indians, how these schemes have impacted their lives. and raised their standard of living.

While the BJP’s blueprint for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha election campaign is being prepared, it will undoubtedly revolve around several flagship schemes of the Narendra Modi government, such as the ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ – which has benefited millions of Indian women and saved them from ill health. has also been prevented from happening. By providing them smoke-free and safe fuel, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) – under which the government constructed more than 3 crore houses and made them available to the underprivileged section of the country at an affordable cost.

Due to the women-centric schemes launched by the Modi government, women, especially in rural India, do not need to go to far-flung places to collect firewood, which also saves them a lot of time that can be used for gainful employment. can be done for Similarly, the BJP government at the center has built crores of toilets across the country to promote cleanliness and save common Indian citizens from falling prey to various diseases caused by unhygienic conditions.

Due to the construction of toilets or “Izzat Ghar”, the attendance of children in schools has also increased and the drop-out rate has come down significantly. It was PM Modi who first promoted the idea that having a toilet in the house of the poor meant ensuring a dignified life for them. With initiatives like ‘Nal Se Jal’, the central government ensured that millions of families have access to clean drinking water.

As part of its policy to help the underprivileged, farmers and poor, the central government has announced 10% reservation for the economically weaker sections (general category), it has transferred 22.6 lakh directly to the beneficiaries under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). Transferred Rs. ) and gave constitutional status to the OBC Commission.

With flagship schemes like Swachh Bharat Mission, Jan Dhan Yojana, Ujjwala Yojana, Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, Make in India, Digital India, Skill India, the saffron party has been able to project itself as a ‘supporter’. Poor’ and ‘pro-farmer’ party.

With a special emphasis on financial inclusion of Indian citizens, PM Modi announced the world’s largest financial inclusion initiative Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) on 15 August 2014 from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Launching the scheme, PM Modi celebrated the occasion as a festival to celebrate ‘freeing the poor from a vicious cycle’. Under PMJDY, more than 45 crore bank accounts have been opened so far.

The Modi government also built over 10.9 crore toilets under the Swachh Bharat Mission, while over 3 crore urban and rural houses have been constructed under the PM Awas Yojana. Apart from these, the Modi government also launched several other welfare schemes aimed at improving the livelihood of the people and providing them with basic amenities, better facilities, skills and opportunities.

In order to provide insurance coverage accessible to ordinary Indians, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana were launched in 2015.

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government took a step forward by launching Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana – a national public health insurance scheme of the Government of India, which aims to provide free access to health insurance coverage for low-income groups in India . Country. About 50% of the country’s population is eligible for this scheme. People registered under this scheme access their primary care services from the family doctor and when someone needs additional care, PM-JAY provides free secondary health care for those who need hospitalization. is required.

Another public welfare scheme, the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana, which was launched during the first wave of COVID-19, provided free food grains to over 80 crore people, ensuring food security to millions. The scheme was extended during the second Covid-19 wave in the country.

During the last nine years of PM Modi’s tenure, the BJP government has also launched several women-centric schemes aimed at empowering women and making them socially and economically self-reliant. ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ – one of the most talked about schemes of the Modi government – was launched in 2015 with the sole aim of arresting the declining sex ratio in the country, creating social awareness and increasing opportunities for girls.

‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ is another important scheme for the upliftment of women which was launched by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Under the scheme, the government provides free LPG connections to Below Poverty Line (BPL) women. Ujjwala Yojana was launched in 2016. With the launch of Ujjwala 2.0, the scheme was extended to include more people under its ambit.

The central government also launched a one-stop center – ‘Sakhi’ using the ‘Nirbhaya’ fund. These centers located across the country provide refuge to victims of violence and abuse, along with legal, medical and counseling services. The 24×7 helpline provides all services under one roof to the victims. Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana and Poshan Abhiyaan are some other major women-centric initiatives of the Modi regime.

While the Narendra Modi government withdrew three central farm laws following massive protests by farmers, it also took several good initiatives, which were very helpful to farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic as it provided financial support in the form of cash and subsidies. provided assistance. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana is one such initiative of Modi government in which farmers get Rs 6,000 per year as minimum income support. Under the PM-Kisan scheme, which is operational since December 2018, the beneficiaries get financial benefits in three installments of Rs 2000 each.

PM Modi also launched Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan Yojana – a pension scheme for small and marginal farmers of India in September 2019. Under this scheme, farmers in India get a minimum pension of Rs 3000/month on attaining the age of 60 years. However, those who fall in the age group of 18 to 40 years can apply for the scheme.

With an aim to support production in agriculture by providing affordable crop insurance to guarantee comprehensive risk cover for farmers’ crops against all non-preventable natural calamities, the central government launched the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in 2016.

PM Modi’s dynamic leadership and his selfless service to ‘Bharat Mata’ has helped in strengthening the social fabric, upliftment of poor people, empowering women, helping farmers, creating employment opportunities for youth, empowering people played an important role in moving forward. India on the path of development and prosperity.