My Times Today. PM Narendra Modi has started working for his second inning this time he is having a lot more challenges and hurdles but he works like one man army.
The prime minister’s supporters are still under the spell of the work done in Modi 1.0 and the thumping electoral mandate. His opponents are still trying to digest the massive jolt to their political future. Political pundits are still trying to come to terms with the shattering of their conventional wisdom. But Modi has already moved to a higher gear. In just a little more than 20 days, he has taken important strides, not just within the country but also outside.
After the first Cabinet meeting of the new government, Modi announced the extension of the PM-Kisan scheme to all farmers, as promised. Also fulfilled was the important promise of providing a pension scheme for farmers and small shopkeepers, providing a safety net for the future. These moves benefit a whopping 14 crore plus farmers and over 3 crore small shopkeepers.
Water management and access to safe drinking water has become part of the public discourse, mainly thanks to Modi’s continuous focus on it. Significant steps like the formation of the Jal Shakti ministry show a renewed focus on the most important issue regarding the nation’s future.
The prime minister has already set his sights on making India a $5 trillion economy and has urged states to start having GDP targets from the district level. This is must especially in the context of raising living conditions in aspirational districts, another important focus areas which could be water management, rain water harvesting, population explosion, terrorism etc.