The Holy Festival of Democracy

 
For the first time we have got adult franchise, and unless the people exercise or are able to exercise their franchise in a proper intelligent manner, the working of the democracy would be difficult, and we stand to lose a great deal”
– Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel while addressing the pressmen at Trivandrum on May 13, 1950
 
The festival of colours, Holi, is around the corner and the atmosphere is filled with the holier festival of democracy, General Elections. Though these two festivals have different connotations and context, they share stark similarities and deliver interesting messages to us as a nation.
 
Holi is the festival of happiness and colours. ‘Don’t feel offended; it’s Holi’ is the normal cliché used across Bharat. To our friends and family members, we even compel to come out and participate in the festival. Innovative ways are employed to spring a surprise to our friends. Habitually, whenever anyone is celebrating Holi, they tend to come and colour you. It is good to not mind and enjoy the celebration, even the enmity or grudge, if any, should be forgotten or cleared, is the message that we cherish from time immemorial. The Holika Dahan, the burning of fire, also symbolises the eradication of the evils from environment and system. The Holi also signifies the change of season, end of the year and seasonal cycle in Bharat and a new beginning with new aspirations. The multiplicity of colours on our faces also eradicates the artificial differences and disseminates the sense of equality.
 
The General Elections of Bharat are not less colourful, whether campaigning, issues, slogans, flags or rallies, everything is very colourful. People also enjoy the election season with joyous enthusiasm. The adult franchise bestowed by the Constitution makers in one stroke established the principle of ‘One Person, One Vote’, ensuring equality of political participation for every adult irrespective of caste, creed, gender or religion. The democratic exercise also brings new hope, new aspirations for electorates of all shades, maybe for varied reasons. The elections also allow us to think about the cleansing of the system and come up with the new ideas for clean, accountable and participatory governance. For which, we are also expected to point out the loopholes in the system that should be eradicated by the forthcoming government. The political parties campaign fiercely and many times even cross the line while attacking the opponents. The slugfest of allegations and counter-allegations is enjoyed by voters to a certain extent. ‘Don’t feel offended; this is election’ is the underlying message of democracy.
 
So amidst stark similarity, there are common rules that we should follow in both the festivals. Do not hit below the belt, maintain dignity while playing colours and asking votes, so that the atmosphere is not vitiated. Though criticising each other is inevitable, do not turn it into enmity. Politicians are also expected to take the criticism with the right spirit of democracy. The rules of fairness, enshrined in the Model Code of Conduct, are for everyone and should be followed in letter and spirit. Election Commission of Bharat is known for undertaking this massive exercise with the best acumen; it is the duty of all the constituents to respect the institution and mechanisms set by the same. Electorates should discuss, deliberate and spread awareness about the most sacred duty of democracy. As Gandhiji said, ‘duty is nothing but corresponding right’, so if we expect a responsible government that will protect our rights, then we have to perform our duty of voting. Do not miss Holi and do not evade participation in the holier festival of elections. Convince not force, educate not irritate, enjoy not vitiate is the common thread of message for us both for the Holi and Elections. So Happy Holi and Happy Electioneering!
 

You Vote (PART 1) _ Your Right, duty and power. Voter for Security and Development

Elections are upon us

Democracy itself means

Run by people For People

So this actually translates to

Truly participative largest democratic system

Our outlook should be tp choose best available leadership and hence use iur vote.

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    People shouldn’t fall for temporary gains and meeting selfish ends .

  • People should aim for country future and lasting benefit for the country in mind.
  • People hence excercise andutilize this opportunity to fulfill DUTY TOWARDS NATION.

Which elections for what?

Panchayat election – rural development
Assembly Elections – State Progress
Parliamentary elections – good party, leadership and very strong prime minister.
Citizens understand and decide. Abuse or losing it and its worry
Later shouldn’t regret then complain.
This country is our family and we shouldn’t put it in hands whose families run country as their family affair and dynasty.

If the country is secure, only then development in right direction is possible

Governments before 2014

All regions- Nation wide progress
The North east states were always under terror hold also now have stable government and natinalist views have helped NE states to stride its steps towards the direction of development.

The reson for this is the current able governace and Prrime Miniter of determination to take ALL REGION IN PATH OF PROGRESS. This citizens need to think and keep in mind.

The States in East having borders, illegegal infiltrations has been largely brought under control and also in process of those living illegally in the country and expel them in due time. This hence not only fulfils security of these states but also reignforce security and development of region and country as whole.

All these are only by a PM who takes a decisive step and doesnt make situation unstable by being ficke , citizens need to think this out properly and make a call upon this.

In last 5 years there have been no communal disturbances , further the vote bank have been kept insulted from politics, religion divide, caste base divide/bias, All of us move forwards as citizens of equal rights and duties as enlisted in our constitution and see who has been able to take country forward, only such government deserves to govern our country.

From overseas some parties are dealing with illeagal hawal routed money , innocent hindus have been targeted for conversion, such 12000 bogus NGO have been banned and save hindu society and stopped terror funding in large. Every citizen need to think about this for sure.

Next part i come back with topics like, Security, NOTA, Women Empowerment, Corruption and pace in development, global image of and rise if India, economy so on

Will come back with more as promised.


Megaprojects and Pending projects acted upon Part 1

A partial list of mega infrastructure projects NDA/Modi sarkaar is steering.

1. *Bharatmala*:

35,000 km highways across 16 states, including 9,000 km of economic corridors.
Target completion: 2022.
Jobs potential: 2.2 crores.

2. *Sagarmala*

Modernizing 12 major ports and 185 minor ports along the entire 7,500 km coastline of Bharat.
Target completion: 2022.
Jobs potential: 1 crore.

Industrial and Defence corridors

3. *Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC)*

23 industrial hubs, 2 power plants, 6 airports and a 1,500 km long 6-lane expressway connecting Delhi and Mumbai.
Jobs potential: 2.5 crores over 7 years.

4. *Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC)*

3,300 km “freight-only” Railway Tracks for goods trains.
Target completion: 2020.

5. *INSTC (International North South Trade Corridor)*
7,200 km trade route from India’s Mumbai to Iran.
Target completion: 2019.

6. *Bullet Train (High Speed Rail) on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route*

508 km high speed track, including 7 km undersea tunnel for train speed upto 320 km per hr.
Target completion: 2020.

7. *GIFT (Gujarat International Finance Tec City)*

Large business district between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar as India’s first smart city with world-class infrastructure
Target completion: 2023.
Jobs potential: 10 lakhs.

8. *Navi Mumbai International Airport*

Two parallel runways, capacity to handle 80 flights per hour and 10 million passengers per year.
Phase 1 completion: 2019
Phase 2 completion: 2022

9. *Jevar International Airport, Noida*

Construction began in 2018 will handle 5 to 6 million passengers per annum will connect to the Yamuna Expressway.
Phase 1 completion: 2023.

10. *Twin Tower Trade Center, Guwahati, Assam*
65 levels, commercial trade tower, Office space, conference center, hotel, shopping complex, service apartment.
Target completion: 2023.

#ModiHaiToMumkinHai #ModiOnceMore

Three Phases of Indian Economy Since 1998: Development – Disaster – Development(PART 2)

I would rather refer it as economy Development under Vajpayee, Growth following serious all round disaster under Manmohan. The development and economy agenda now looks very promising as we aim to be fifth largest economy by 2019 end.

In continuation of previous post,Below ( marked in bold ) is the comparison of the above three phases on various parameters, such as:

It seem we have a very short memory, is it a boon or bane? May be boon for our indulgent self, but surely bane for your children and country for they would suffer, with fear ofcfuture I continue to address the remanent.

  1. Fiscal Deficit (FD)
  2. Current Account Deficit (CAD)
  3. GDP Growth Rate
  4. Retail Inflation
  5. Food Inflation
  6. Industrial Production
  7. Manufacturing Growth
  8. Petrol Price Rise
  9. Currency Depreciation

Retail Inflation

Retail Inflation, what we refer as CPI or even in simple lay man language as Inflation (one should know how deflation and inflation are and how they can harm if exess OR less).
Under both NDA governments of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi, retail inflation has remained low ranging between 2-3%.
Ideally, an economy is considered to be doing good if it maintains inflation around 3% with a GDP growth rate of about 7-8%. NDA governments have been able to bring Indian economy into that ‘sweet spot’.
However, UPA governments have not been able to control the inflation during their terms. Higher inflation with lower GDP growth rate as explained above signifies the bad economics

Petrol Price Rise

This globally effect the inflation which we discussed above. This becomes more so important and true for India which is fuel dependent.

As shown in the graph below, if one compares the retail prices of petrol in Delhi at different time periods, then the highest growth in petrol prices happened during UPA governments. Petrol prices rose by 114% between 2003 and 2014.
Under the Modi government, Petrol Prices have in fact declined by 3% as shown in the graph below.

Food Inflation

In a country like India where monsoon affects crop production in different ways, controlling food inflation becomes a challenging job for the government.
However, food inflation in 2003-04 during Vajpayee government was in check. But this went out of control and reached an alarming level of 9.5% in 2013-14 during the UPA government.
This has been rapidly brought down by Modi Government through various policies like checking hoarding, Price Stabilisation Fund for pulses among others. On the back of those policies, food inflation in India has even turned negative.

Industrial Production

During UPA government, especially UPA II, country’s industrial production growth almost came to a halt.
The current government has revived India’s industrial production growth as shown in the graph below. There has been notable growth in the industrial production during NDA governments.

Manufacturing Growth

The story of manufacturing growth under UPA government is much worse than overall industrial production as manufacturing growth not only reached zero but entered into negative zone in 2013-14.
On the contrary, NDA governments have registered high manufacturing growth rates during their respective tenures.

Inclusive Growth

click link/image to learn.

The acknowledgment by Finance Minister that 50 per cent of the GDP comes through the sweat and toil of 42 crore workers in unorganised sector recognises the human element in improving the GDP

Currency Depreciationi

It is under the Congress-led UPA governments that Rupee depreciated the most as can be seen from the graph.

Conclusion
On the basis of the above parameters, Indian economy can be seen to have gone through three phases of development-disaster-development. The growth momentum that was generated by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government could not be sustained over the next 10 years under UPA governments. In fact, the tenure of UPA has been ridden with policy paralysis and corruption cases. The country was run on higher subsidies. There was a higher fiscal deficit with lower GDP growth rate. This ruined the economy. However, with the change in government in 2014, India is resurging on its path to development and this time with the more positive outlook. Most of the economic indicators in current times are reflecting the healthy status of the economy as seen above. This growth momentum needs to be sustained even in the future and this time India can not afford to lose another 10 years.

JAI HIND

Three Phases of Indian Economy Since 1998: Development – Disaster – Development(PART 1)

I would rather refer it as economy Development under Vajpayee, Growth following serious all round disaster under Manmohan. The development and economy agenda now looks very promising as we aim to be fifth largest economy by 2019 end.

Below is the comparison of the above three phases on various parameters, such as:

In this eddition of part 1 we will be discussing first 3 points. Remaining we discuss

  1. Fiscal Deficit (FD)
  2. Current Account Deficit (CAD)
  3. GDP Growth Rate
  4. Retail Inflation
  5. Food Inflation
  6. Industrial Production
  7. Manufacturing Growth
  8. Petrol Price Rise
  9. Currency Depreciation

. Fiscal Deficit

Most of us dont uderstand term like Fiscal deficit nor have real idea of what budget is all about, below video is good to clarify before going ahead.

Under both Former Minister Vajpayee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has seen the lower fiscal deficit as shown in the infographic below.


Under UPA, Fiscal Deficit crossed even 6% of GDP in the year 2009-10, the only year when it reached such a peak since 1999-00. Even when UPA was voted out of power, Fiscal Deficit remained high and it was brought down by the alleged creative accounting of the then Finance Minister of India.

Current Account Deficit (CAD)

The Current Account Deficit is a measurement of a country’s trade where the value of imports exceeds the value exports.

Modi government has successfully brought it down to $ 15.8 Bn as reflected by the data for quarter one of 2018-19. Thus, India is on the path of recovery as far as CAD is concerned. The infograhic shows how UPA government took it to extreme missery and how Modi government has successfully pulled country out of that misery. Also many flagship yokjanas like Smart Cities, make in indis, industrial and defence corridors will certainly make india among economy superpowers.

GDP Growth Rate

When UPA left the government in May 2014, the GDP growth rate was around 6.4% only. You can read about the disastrous UPA policies that resulted in low GDP growth rate in detail in one of our earlier articles.
Resurging since 2014, Indian economy is again on the high growth trajectory of around 8% as the data for quarter one of 2018-19 reflects.

Further , table below might give you clear picture of past and today.

In next eddition we discuss how above 3 have made way for poor and middle class, tax proposals.

Of course we shall discuss remaining points :

  1. Retail Inflation
  2. Food Inflation
  3. Industrial Production
  4. Manufacturing Growth
  5. Petrol Price Rise
  6. Currency Depreciation

JAI HIND

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