With the launch of development-centric missions including Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), etc. the Government of India has made a mark which testifies its immense efforts to transform India. It is quite evident that in recent years major steps have been taken which provided a thrust to the country’s overall functioning and global positioning in various aspects.
Initially, people pointed fingers on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government projecting an image that the government is high on slogans and quite low with implementation. However, PM’s speech on the Independence Day of 2019 evidently reflected the changes, work done, and a new and stronger image of India in front of the world.
From coming up with schemes to increase the farmers’ income by two folds to building an ecosystem adaptive enough to support businesses, there are many initiatives that have changed India’s approach to development. A few more significant steps include – upscaling sustainable farming; supporting local innovations; strengthening local manufacturing; helping startups and MSMEs to flourish; upgrading healthcare infra; active multilateral and plurilateral engagements; expanding foreign relations; Swachh Bharat Mission; Smart Cities Mission; Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana; leading the world in solar power domain; enhancing roadways, railways, airways and overall mobility; and the list goes on and on.
This issue of the eGov magazine is dedicated to the India Transformation Summit 2020 organised by Elets Technomedia. The summit will witness Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Minister for MSMEs as the Chief Guest of the virtual summit. It will see active participation of various policymakers, city leaders, domain experts and other intelligentsia brainstorming on India’s growth and development.
This issue further intends to bring in light how the effective measures and impactful strategies by the government have resulted in infrastructure development, enhanced mobility and connectivity, technology-powered processes and systems. How governance has improved with the intrusion of e-governance is another important aspect this issue highlights. Moreover, a wind of transformation is flowing through the nation and India is en-route to becoming an example for all developing nations.
The new initiatives have added a whole new chapter to go in the history of India wherein a developing nation is heading towards Self Reliance.
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