Narendra Modi is the current Prime Minister of India, having taken office on May 26, 2014. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Prior to serving as Prime Minister, Modi was the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014.
He is known for his efforts to improve economic growth and development in India, as well as his controversial policies towards minorities and free speech. He is also known for his ‘Digital India’ Campaign and ‘Make in India’ Campaign which aimed at making India as a digital and manufacturing hub respectively.
Narendra Modi has several notable achievements during his time as Prime Minister of India.
Some of these include:
1- Economic growth and development:
Modi has implemented a number of economic reforms aimed at promoting growth and development in India. These include the launch of the “Make in India” campaign, which aims to boost the country’s manufacturing sector, and the “Digital India” campaign, which aims to increase the use of technology in the country.
2- Foreign policy:
Modi has made several efforts to strengthen India’s relationships with other countries, including through high-profile visits to various countries and the launch of several international initiatives such as International Yoga Day, and ‘Clean India’ campaign.
3- Infrastructure development:
Modi has focused on building new infrastructure across the country, including the construction of new highways, airports, and ports, as well as the expansion of the country’s power generation capacity.
4- Social welfare programs:
Modi has launched several social welfare programs aimed at improving the lives of the poor and marginalized in India, including the “Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana” which aimed at financial inclusion, “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” which aimed at saving and educating the girl child and “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” which aimed at cleanliness in the country.
5- GST- Goods and Service Tax:
He launched the GST in 2017, which is a comprehensive indirect tax on goods and services which replaced multiple cascading taxes imposed by the central and state governments.
He demonetized the 500 and 1000 rupee notes, which aimed at curbing black money and promoting digital transactions.
It is worth noting that some of these achievements have also been criticized by some opposite sections of society, particularly on issues such as the handling of Covid-19 pandemic, handling of the economy, and human rights concerns.