Referring to the Surgical Strikes of 2016 and Air Strikes of 2019, Jaitley said that India has demonstrated that merely dealing with terrorism within the country will not suffice. "It is willing to adopt unconventional methods of attacking terror at the point of its origin," he added.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday listed out the achievements of the government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi to back the BJP’s new election slogan: Modi Hai To Mumkin Hai. From the economy to foreign policy and from sanity to flagship programs for the middle class, the finance minister described how PM Modi undertook several programmes and implemented them with pace.
“He (PM Modi) sets targets only to beat them. His image as a doer is now recognised by most Indians. Many India observers across the world have marvelled with India’s pace of taking decisions and implementing them. The BJP, therefore, has chosen an effective slogan for the forthcoming elections Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai – Modi makes it possible”, Jaitley said in a detailed blog post.
Referring to the Surgical Strikes of 2016 and Air Strikes of 2019, Jaitley said that India has demonstrated that merely dealing with terrorism within the country will not suffice. “It is willing to adopt unconventional methods of attacking terror at the point of its origin,” he added.
With the blessings of 130 crore Indians, what was deemed impossible for decades, by successive governments, is now possible.
Our unwavering commitment to public welfare has ensured outstanding results for all sections of society.
A lot has been done and we aim to do much more! https://t.co/ZGEvb6wxhB
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 14, 2019
Here’s what India achieved under PM Modi
# India has been the fastest growing major economy in the world – a ‘sweet spot’ in the global economy.
# For the last five years, neither direct nor indirect tax rates were increased. Those with a net income of up to rupees five lakh have been exempted from income-tax.
# The smoothest implementation of the Goods and Services Tax in just a period of twenty months.
# In 2014, seven kilometres of Highways were built every day. Today that figure is thirty kilometres per day i.e. more than ten thousand kilometres a year. India has become the largest Highway developer in the world.
# In 2014, only 38 per cent of rural homes were connected with sanitation. Today 99 per cent rural homes are connected with sanitation. Ninety-one per cent of all villages are connected with rural roads. The expenditure on rural roads has been increased three times.
# Fifty crores of the poorest people in India have been assured hospital treatment up to Rs 5 lakh a year per family under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme. The Scheme was So far, 15.27 lakh patients have been treated on a cashless basis.
# Eight crore households of the poorest BPL households are being provided with cooking gas stoves and cylinders. India’s poor have graduated from the ancient system of cooking to an ecologically friendly and a more modern system.
# All willing households (100 per cent) in India have been electrified.
# Largest ever financial inclusion scheme in the world: About thirty-five crore bank accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana have been opened connecting every household to the banking system.
# More than sixteen crore loans under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana have been given to encourage self-employment and job creation. 54% of the beneficiaries are SC/ST/OBC/ Minorities. 72% of the beneficiaries are women.
# In 2014, India had 65 functional airports with commercial flights. Today there are 101 airports with commercial flights. This figure is likely to increase by another 50 very soon.
# Indian Railways have now entered the era of superfast 160 km per hour train and locomotives which are domestically manufactured. Very soon the dream of bullet train will be realised. The quality facilitates in rail travel have improved significantly.
# The Bankruptcy and Insolvency Code (IBC) has changed the pattern of the creditor-debtor relationship. It has now become possible for the creditors, banks and financial institutions to throw the defaulting management out of control and eventually realise their debts.
# The Aadhaar – the Unique Identity Number, has made it possible that the benefits given by the State to all weaker sections reach them directly and instantaneously without any pilferage.
# In addition to building rural infrastructure, farmers for 22 crops have been assured an MSP of cost plus 50 per cent. Besides a subsidised Crop Insurance Scheme, 12 crore small and medium farmers will get an annual Rs 6000 as income support.
# Every BPL family in rural India will have a house by 2022. Fifty lakh houses are built every year.
# The unorganised sector labour including farmers will now be entitled to Rs 3000 pension under a scheme where the Government contributes 50 per cent. This will benefit ten crore families.
# Inflation, which was 10.4 per cent during the UPA Government, is down to less than 2.5 per cent today.