The Railway Minister Piyush Goel in a tweet highlighted how PM Modi has opened 52 coal mines since 2014, an 86% growth in number of mines added between 2009-14.The Modi government has duly recognised that as a source of raw material, the mining sector is not only an engine of core industries such as steel and power, necessary prerequisites for infrastructure building, but also that generates growth and employment.By setting up a satellite-based monitoring system, the Modi government aims to curb instances of illegal mining activity through automatic remote sensing detection technology, paving the way for a transparent and responsive mineral administration.In a related development, Project Sudoor Drishti has been launched through an MoU between Indian Bureau of Mines and National Remote Sensing Centre for monitoring of mining activity using satellite imagery.Introduction of star rating of mines: This incentivises miners to quickly adopt sustainable mining practices and not exhaust resources in a blind and unscientific manner.Shrinking of demand supply gap in power: Demand supply gap has come down to 0.7% in 2018, down by 90% from 2009-10 level with energy supply having more than doubled since 2004-5 period.
The Common Service Centres (CSCs) have been an integral part of government’s Digital India initiative aimed at providing a viable interface between common public and government agencies and departments, business establishments, insurance companies and educational institutions paving the ground for efficient delivery of essential public utility services.Serving as an IT-enabled bridge between the government and the governed, they have truly revolutionised the idea of governance on the ground.That they have grown from only 83,000 CSCs in 2014 to almost 3 lakh CSCs today speaks of their immense contribution to the cause of delivery in governance.By virtue of being a countrywide network that provides immediate access to public services, it is the first point of contact for common people redefining the delivery of services to the last mile.The ease of use, the ready access and through the IT-enabled transparent processes, common citizens do not have to run from one government office to another with no sight of redressal in the end.In smaller towns and rural areas, under India BPO Promotion Scheme, 45, 840 seats have been allocated to 163 companies, resulting in setting up of 240 units distributed across 110 locations of 20 States & 2 UTs.https://www.thetruepicture.org/modi-governments-reinvention-cscs-governance-grassroots/
Citing this reply dated January 4, 2019, the piece argues that since the larger part of the amount is shown under the ‘media activities’ heading, publicity has been the key motive behind the whole scheme.This is blatantly erroneous on the following counts:The so-called publicity or the media activity surrounding the BBBP programme is anyways very favourable for the programme given that it is about bringing awareness about saving girl children and educating them.Then enabling girls’ education, effective enforcement of the Pre-Conception & Pre Natal-Diagnostic Techniques (PC) Act, and preventing gender-based sex selection and elimination are the stated goals of BBBP.The above instances conclusively bust the misleading interpretation of media activity and publicity.It has been made amply clear that ‘publicity’ is about sensitizing people to the laws against gender discrimination and the expanding avenues of educating the girl child.Rahul Gandhi Wants You to Believe That Beti Bachao is About P
In the article, we have argued how the increase in the tax collection elucidates that the trust of people on the government has increased since they might be convinced that the tax paid by them will be used by the administration with due diligence.
These reports give an impression that the government is punishing the taxpayers even for the slightest mistakes.
Perhaps knowing the psychological effect such reports can cause on common people, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued statement to assert that the news of “en masse issue of prosecution notices to small companies for TDS default is completely misleading and full of factual inaccuracies.”
A report from Times of India on January 20, 2019, was titled, Income-Tax officials given targets for serving notices for TDS default.
Another report from the same newspaper, on the same day, headlined as Thousands of taxpayers get notices for minor defaults.
Perhaps taking a cue from all these news reports, former finance minister P Chidambaram has termed these reported actions by the tax department as “tax terrorism”.
It is said that destiny of a nation is shaped in its classrooms.So, it is important to understand what government of the day is doing for the education sector in the country.In an article earlier, we have explained the reforms being brought in the education sector in India.In this article, we bring to readers the number of higher education institutes that have been or are being built under the present government.We also compare it with the number of institutes built in India before 2014 to give readers an insight into the speed and scale of the transformation taking place under current government.If the number of IITs built under one Prime Minister in his 5 years tenure are considered, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will probably stand first to have witnessed maximum number of premier technology institutes start functioning under him.
Modi Government has used MGNREGA scheme to the real benefit of rural livelihood.The lacunae in the scheme under the UPA era, i.e.of accountability and asset creation, has been systematically addressed to transform rural livelihood in India and strengthen the rural employment scenario simultaneously.https://www.thetruepicture.org/rural-livelihood-under-mgnrega-ministry-of-rural-development-rural-employment/
several media portals carried a report saying that a large number of trees have been cut to make space for temporary helipad for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was scheduled to visit Odisha.The Railways officials, even, produced the video of the helipad location dated January 7, which is prior to the making of the helipad.It shows that there were no big trees in the first place.https://www.thetruepicture.org/pm-modi-odisha-visit-cutting-of-1000-trees-railways-fake-news/
Indian economy can be seen to have gone through three phases of development-disaster-developmenthttps://www.thetruepicture.org/indian-economy-reform-growth/
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inherited many economic legacy issues from the previous government and ICOR was one of them.For India to grow fast there was a need to bring down this economic inefficiency.How Indian Economy Became Inefficient During the UPA Government
Increasing patents, rising number of Start-ups and great sporting potential justifies the point that Indian talent is now getting more recognition than ever before.Yogic traditions of India are being adopted the world over.India has seen a notable rise in number of foreign travellers coming in.Trade has registered significant growth as seen in the increased FDI and improvements in India’s ranking in world economic indexes.Is ‘Brand India’ Visible Now?
NDA Government has focussed on fiscal discipline, and has relied less and less on subsidies than the UPA Government.https://www.thetruepicture.org/fiscal-discipline-indian-economy/
Has the life of common people changed for the better in the last four years?Below is a comparative analysis of various parameters between pre-2014 era to the present time.