Information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar presented the report card and achievements of the government, asserting that “speed, skill and scale" have been manifested in the first 50 days of its second term.
He said that the government has hit the ground running for the welfare of all sections of the society including farmers, traders, small businesses, unemployed youth and middle class.
Javadekar said the country has felt assured that the pace of reforms, welfare and justice to all has increased as compared to the first term.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn-in on 30 May after the Bharatiya Janata Party won 303 seats —the first time since 1971 that an incumbent government returned to power with such a thumping mandate.
The target of ₹5 trillion economy is not just a dream but a road map has been given for it, Javadekar told reporters.
He asserted that the first 50 days have shown that Modi government’s second term will be more effective and will build on the success of its previous tenure.
The government has taken historic decisions which shows a clear road map of faster development in infrastructure, social justice and education, he said.
Javadekar expressed confidence over the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 and added that India’s manned mission to space, Gaganyaan, will be launched in 2022.
The prime minister’s presence on world forum has made a difference to India’s influence over world politics, the minister said.
“With ₹100 lakh crore of investment to be made in roads, railways, ports, airports and other infrastructure, the formation of Jal Shakti ministry, the mission to reach out to every house by 2024 with assured water supply, we are walking the talk with speed and many historical decisions," he said.
Citing the setting up of a national research foundation, giving labour, particularly unorganized labour, and small and medium-sized enterprises required help for flourishing, he said these efforts will not only increase the employment opportunities, but also ensure justice and welfare for all sections of society.
He also expressed confidence that the government will achieve its dream of becoming a $5 trillion economy in the period in which it has decided to achieve the target.
In the coming five years, new investment opportunities will be provided, Javadekar said.
“Investment will come from across globe. In 50 days so much has been done for all sections of the society that people are assured of what Modi had said after assuming power that ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas, aur sabka vishvas’ (with all, development for all, with everyone’s trust) and fast-paced development," he said.
“People have seen action on this vision. Speed, skill and scale have been manifested in the 50 days. Farmers, soldiers, youth, labourers, middle class, traders, taking India forward, taking India’s relations with neighbours forward, investment, development of resources, fight against corruption and social justice, have been the highlights of 50 days," he said.
Listing the achievements of the government in the first 50 days in office, Javadekar said important developments were ₹6,000 assistance to all farmers, increase in minimum support price of several crops by two-three times, and 10,000 farmers organizations being formed.