Visionary Leader – Dr. Manmohan Singh❤️..
If anyone asks you what Dr. Manmohan Singh has done in the period 2004-2014 then tell the below👇🏻.
They are not like Modi’s Jumla, Fake data & photoshop achievements by Modi.
The below are some of the real achievements of great MMS. Many more.. cannot list all the achievements of Manmohan. Unfortunetely he thought it was his duty, not achievements. Hence he didn’t market his duties as Achievements.
But Modi is building statues and renaming previous schemes to show his achievements.
· Under UPA central universities have increased from 17 in 2004 to 44 in 2013, plus 9 new IITs and 7 new IIMs besides five IISERs and two IIITs
· Congress-led UPA has established 6 New AIIMS
· New AIIMS in Patna, Bhubhaneshwar, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur and Rishikesh have expanded India’s Health Infrastructure.
· UPA has massively expanded the number of IIM’s in the Country by building 7 More IIM’s
· New IIM’s at – Ranchi, Shillong, Kashipur, Rohtak,Udaipur and Raipur established by UPA
· UPA has massively expanded the number of IIM’s in the Country by building 8 More IIT’s
· New IIT’s at – Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Patna, Gandhinagar, Indore, Mandi, and Ropar established by UPA. Banaras Hindu University has been made an IIT
· 16 new Central Universities established
· 10 new National Institutes of Technology (NIT’s) established.
· 5 new Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER’s) established
· 2 new School of Planning and Architecture established
· 6 new Law Universities established
· The Scheme for setting up of 20 new IIITs in PPP mode. 15 State Governments having identified land for setting up of the Institutes. Bill in this regard already introduced in Lok Sabha
· UPA sanctions Rs 23,836 crore for SSA during 2012-13, a jump of nearly 8.7 times over the 2003-04 (NDA) budget of Rs 2,730 crore
· UPA allocates Rs 9,890 crore in 2011-12 for Middaymeal, a jump of nearly 7.5 times over the 2003-04 (NDA) budget of Rs 1,325 crore
· Increase in Gross Enrolment Ratio at the middle school level from 62.5% in 2003-04 to 85.5% in 2010-11 under UPA
· Literacy Rate of India under UPA has increased from 64.84% in 2001 to 74.04% in 2011
· Gross Enrolment Ratio in Higher Educational Institutions has increased from 12% to 18% of the college going age population, during the last ten years.
· With innovation like META Universities and flexibility in of courses, the country is set to achieve 20% Gross Enrolment Ratio which is the international average.
· 19,76,502 teacher posts have been sanctioned under Sarva Shisksha Abhiyan, 12,34,016 have been recruited
· More than 11 Crore studying in 12.31 lakh institutions have availed of the Mid Day Meal.
· 9.94 crore children were supplied free text books in 2012
· Uniforms to all girls, SC, ST and BPL children, have been provided for 504.83 lakh children.
· Under the scheme for setting up of 6,000 model schools at Block level at the rate of one school per block 1,880 model schools have been sanctioned out of 2,266 which are approved by 2012
Right to Education Act:
UPA is the first government in modern India to implement the ‘Right to Education Act’
· RTE requires all private schools to reserve 25% of seats to children from backward & challenged sections of the society
· RTE provides that no child shall be held back, expelled, or required to pass a board examination until the completion of elementary education
· RTE provides that no child shall be held back, expelled, or required to pass a board examination until the completion of elementary education
· Since the RTE Act, 2,14,561 Primary and 1,76,361 Upper Primary schools have been sanctioned under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA) till date , of which 96% are operational
Agricultural GDP growth accelerated in the Eleventh Plan, to an average rate of 3.3 % compared with 2.4% in the Tenth Plan, and 2.5% in the Ninth Plan.
· In nearly nine years of UPA,the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of commodities have seen a unprecedented hike as the Congress-led UPA believes that the farmer needs to adequately compensated for his hard-work in the fields.
· The MSP of wheat has increased from Rs 640 per quintal in 2004-05 to Rs 1350 in 2012-13 (up 111%) while for paddy, it has gone up from Rs 590 per quintal to Rs 1,250 (up 112%).
· The Indian farmer suffered heavily during the 5 years of NDA rule in the country. The MSP of wheat was Rs 550 per quintal when the NDA government took over in 1998-99. Though NDA leaders claimed to champion the cause of the farmers, the MSP was raised to only Rs 630 per quintal in 2004, when they left office, a hike of Rs 80 per quintal over a 5 year period.
· The Congress-led UPA government took office in 2004 when the MSP was Rs 630 and this was increased to Rs 1080 in 2008-09, when the UPA government completed its first term in office. The total increase in the MSP of wheat, for example, has been an astonishing Rs 720 per quintals so far, which is about 9 times higher than the increase during the NDA’s term.
· The increase in the MSP of paddy was Rs 110 per quintal during NDA rule. During the term of the UPA, the MSP of paddy has been increased by Rs 690, which is more than six times higher than the increase during the NDA years.
· In 2008, 4.3 crore small and marginal farmers get out of the debt trap by waiving off their loans adding to Rs 72,000
· Production of foodgrains is estimated at an all time record level of over 250 million tonnes with production of rice and wheat estimated at all time record levels of 102 million tonnes and 88 million tonnes respectively.
· Production of pulses and oilseeds is estimated at 17.28 million tonnes and 30.53 million tonnes respectively.
· Nearly 11 crore Kisan Credit Cards have been issued to farmers
· Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India’ (BGREI) is a remarkable success. . Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal have increased their contribution to rice production
· The total rice production in the 7 implementing states is estimated at 55.62 million tonnes out of the all-India production of 101.80 million tonnes
· Agriculture Credit has been increased to the tune of 700% under the UPA Government.
· More than 650 lakh farmers were financed by the banking system during the year 2012-13.
· In 2013, India exported agricultural products worth US $ 41 billion against an agri-import of only US $ 20 billion, giving a net surplus of US $ 21 billion. Share of Indian agri-exports in global agri-exports increased from 0.8% in 1990 to 2.6% in 2012.
Transparency and Anti-Corruption Measures:
· UPA is the Only Government in Modern India to pass the Historic Right to Information Act, 2005 to usher in transparency in governance through citizen participation.
· RTI Act has empowered lakhs of individuals and have made the state responsible
· The Lokpal and the Lokayukta Bill has been passed by the Parliament.
· Aadhaar- Direct Benefits Transfer- Institutional architecture to facilitate a shift to a system in which benefits from the government would get transferred directly to the bank accounts of individual beneficiaries of various social sector schemes.
· India ratified the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in May, 2011.
· The Public Procurement Bill, 2012 already introduced in Parliament
· Grievances Redressal Bill already introduced in Parliament
· Foreign Bribery Bill already introduced in Parliament
· Judicial Accountability Bill already introduced in Parliament
· The Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, 2011 already introduced in Parliament
· The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2011 already introduced in Parliament
· The Prevention of Money Laundering (Amendment) Act passed by UPA
· The Electronic Delivery of Services Bill already introduced in Parliament
· Benami Transaction (Prohibition) Bill 2011 introduced in Parliament. The Bill elaborately covers definition of ‘benami’ property and transaction, and prohibits benami transactions.
· UPA is the only Government to present a White Paper on Black Money
Consistent investments in public health are showing better results as the Infant Mortality Rate, Maternal Mortality Rate and Life Expectancy levels improved steadily. After the Rural Health Mission, a National Health Mission has been launched which will include urban poor better health services.
· Since the launch of the National Rural Health Mission, over 1.57 lakh personnel have been added to the health system during 2005-12.
· Absence of new endemic Polio cases for the last two years is an achievement that has been hailed at international forums.
· With health interventions during pregnancy and at birth, Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) has reduced from 58 per 1000 Live Births in 2004 to 44 per 1000 Live Births in 2011.
· Special Programmes for mothers and children have led to better longevity of the citizens during the last 9 years. Indians are living longer and life expectancy has increased by more than 5 years for both men and women during UPA.
· Allocation in the 12th plan for the Health Sector has been increased to Rs 3 lakh crore from the 11th plan level of Rs 90 thousand crore, an increase of 335%. To improve the general health of children, allocations for the Integrated Child Development Scheme has been increased four-fold in the 12th Five Year Plan over the 11th Five Year Plan.
· The Government has approved the proposal for Strengthening and Restructuring of ICDS Scheme with an increase of budget allocation of Rs.108,503 crore during 12th Five Year Plan. This is 5 times the allocation of the previous 11th Plan
· A total of 9.72 Crore (9,72,655,22 ) beneficiaries have benefitted through the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) as on January, 2013 out out which 7.46 Crore (7,46,809,32) are children in the age group of 0-6 years
· Over 8.6 Lakh ASHAs appointed to act as bridge between the communities and the health facilities in villages
· Scheme for the promotion of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls of rural areas in the age group of 10-19 years covering 1.5 crore girls in 152 districts of 20 states. Girls get sanitary napkins at Rs1 per pack of 6
· HIV – The numbers of new annual infections have decreased by 56% over the past decade
· Since May, 2009 12,062 MBBS seats and 9925 PG seats have been created.
ENSURING FOOD SECURITY:
There has been a more than three-fold increase in food subsidy during the UPA tenure. It reflects Government’s commitment to ensure adequate food at affordable prices for all, especially the poor.
· The UPA Government has enacted the National Food Security Act which legally entitles families under Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) for 35 kg of food-grains per month and other families for 5 kg per person at subsidised rates under the Public Distribution System.
· To keep pace with the UPA Government’s resolve to provide food and nutritional security to the people, especially the poor, efforts to increase food-grains production have yielded results. Efforts in strengthening agriculture sector have led to record production of food-grains since 2004.
· On July 1st, 2012, India had Foodgrain stock of more than 80 mt with state agencies (FCI), which is a historical record.
· MGNREGA is the largest Social Welfare Scheme of its kind in the world started by the UPA in 2006.
· Every fifth rural household in India benefits from the Scheme which provides employment mostly to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribesand women in villages.
· Wages given under MGNREGA per day have almost doubled from ₹ 65 to ₹ 128 since the launch of the Scheme. In 2012-13, the Scheme provided employment to more than 4.8 crore households, generating more than 213 crore person- days of employment.
· MGNREGA has successfully raised the bargaining power of agricultural labour, resulting in higher agricultural wages, improved economic outcomes, and reduction in distress migration.
· A total budgeted outlay of 1, 72,500 crore from 2006-2007 to 2011-2012
SOCIAL SECURITY FOR SPECIAL SECTIONS OF THE SOCIETY
The UPA Government has always accorded high priority to the welfare of minorities. There has been a ten-fold increase in the expenditure on minorities since 2004-05.
· Minorities are benefitting from the PM’s new 15 point programme, the Multi-Sectoral Development Programme and the various scholarship schemes for minority students.
· 15% of all priority sector lending from banks now reaches minorities to help them start and expand small businesses.
· More than 20 million scholarships are awarded to students from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and minority communities under various schemes.
India’s Average Economic Growth has been 7.7% % per year over 9 years despite two global slowdowns in this period.
· Under the NDA government the Indian economy grew from USD 416 billion in 1998 to USD 600 billion in 2004 (a jump of 44%), and claimed that India was “shining”. In 9 years of UPA rule, the country has moved from USD 617.6 Billion to USD 1.84 Trillion, up by three times.
· At Constant prices the GDP has grown 2.44 times faster per year
· Under NDA, GDP grew at an average of Rs 1.14 lakh cr. per year.
· Under UPA, GDP has grown by Rs 2.81 lakh cr. Per year
· People might claim that the India growth story is over but by the end of 2012-13, the Indian economy had grown to Rs 55,03,476 crore (at 2004-05 prices, which translates into a growth of 32% even in the last four years of the UPA’s second term.
· The poverty ratio has fallen dramatically and 140 million Indians are no longer living in extreme poverty.
· In September, 2012, Government accepted the main recommendations of the Dr. Vijay Kelkar Committee. A new fiscal consolidation path was announced. Red lines were drawn for the fiscal deficit at 5.3 percent of GDP this year and 4.8 percent of GDP in 2013-14.
· India is the second fastest growing economy in the world.
· The rate of unemployment declined from 8.2 per cent in 2004-05 to 3.8 per cent in January 2012
INCREASE IN INCOME:
Per Capita Income in India has increased almost three-fold since the UPA Government came to power.
· As a result of the policies of inclusive growth, real wages in agriculture have increased 6.8% during the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-12) as opposed to 1.1% during the 9th and 10th Five Year Plans earlier.
· Per Capita Income has increased at an annual average of nearly 20% during the last 9 years well above the Consumer Price Index during the same duration.
· Agriculture Growth rate has been rising consistently. It was 2.5% and 3.7% during 10th and 11th Plans, respectively.
· It is projected to grow at 4% during the 12th plan. India’s GDP at current prices has increased almost three times during the last 9 years.
Rapid economic growth and enhancement in wealth has spurred financial inclusion of the population as never before.
· The total number of accounts under Pension Fund has increased from four crore in 2002-03 to more than 16 crore by 2011-12. Total enrolment in Employees Pension Funds has increased from 3.95 crore to 8.85 crore.
· More people are using banking facilities. The number of branches of commercial banks has increased from 53,000 to more than 88,000 since 2004. The number of bank accounts has increased from 43.97 crore to 77.32 crore as of last year.
SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES:
Credit and loan facilities to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises have been more than doubled during the last five years.
· Security and Exchanges Board of India has permitted setting up separate Stock Exchange as a trading platform for SMEs at Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange.
· In the last two years, 80 thousand Micro Enterprises have been supported by the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme creating job opportunities for 9.23 lakh people.
· The number of EPF Acccounts has reached 16.62 Crore in 2011-12
· Total units under EPF regulations increased from 3.45 lakh in 2003 to 7.3 lakh in 2013
Unemployment rate in the country is steadily declining due to the UPA Government’s economic policies.
· Average Industrial Growth during 2004-05 to 2011-12 has been the highest ever at 8.5% per annum creating productive employment for young people.
· National Skills Development Authority has been working with other stake holders, including the Private Sector, to train 50 million people for the workforce during next 5 years.
· MGNREGA Reaches every fifth Household in Rural India
Under the UPA Government, poverty in India has declined in an unprecedented manner. Average decline in poverty was 2% per annum during 2004-12, almost twice the rate of the preceding decade.
· The Government launched 16 Flagship Programmes both in rural and urban areas during the XI Five Year Plan and allocations for them have been more than doubled under the XII Five Year Plan
· Expenditure on Flagship programmes has been increased more than 100 % for 12th Five Year Plan
Consumption has increased phenomenally in India both in urban and rural areas as fruits of economic growth reached the common man.
· Due to the UPA Government’s pro-poor policies, consumption in rural areas registered an increase of 3.4% which was only 0.8% during 1999 to 2004. Rural Wages have increased @16% each year.
· In the last 9 years, since 2004-05, wages for rural workers have tripled improving the purchasing power of the majority of the people in villages.
· This establishes the fact that economic growth during the U.P.A. is both inclusive and widespread.
DIRECT BENEFIT TRANSFERS:
Using broadband and information technology, the Unique Identification Authority of India has issued more than 500 million Aadhaar Cards across the country which are enabling people to receive Direct Benefit Transfers in 121 districts.
· More than one crore households are now availing Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG in 182 districts across the country.
· Direct Benefit Transfers under LPG have crossed a sum of ₹ 1284 crore till November 2013.
RAIL AND ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE:
More than 2 lakh kilometers of new roads have been added to the rural road network.
· Allocation for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana has been increased 88% in the 12th Five Year Plan to further improve rural connectivity.
· 17,394 kms of highways were built or upgraded in the last 9 years by the
National Highways Authority of India.
There has been nearly a ten-fold increase in investment in road construction in rural areas under the UPA Government.
· More than 20,100 km all-weather roads have been constructed/ upgraded and an expenditure of over Rs 6,450 crore has been incurred during 2012-13.
· Connectivity in rural areas has helped small farmers in carrying their agricultural goods to markets where they get improved return for their products.
POWER GENERATION CAPACITY:
India has added power generation capacity in the last 9 years than in the entire preceding period since Independence. 11000MW of Power has been added every year
· Per Capita Consumption of Electricity has gone up from 559 kWh in 2002 to 813 kWh in 2011.
RURAL TELE DENSITY:
Telephone density in rural areas has increased 25 times during the tenure of the UPA Government. India has one of the lowest telecom prices in the world making telephones accessible to the poor. Those who cannot afford private phones are being provided connectivity through village level telephony.
· Broadband will reach 2.5 lakh villages by 2014.
· Internet and Broadband Services have increased more than 100 times during the UPA tenure.
· Under the National Knowledge Network, high speed data links have been provided to 998 institutions of higher education.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTH EAST REGION:
We have earnestly worked for development and peace in the North Eastern region through special initiatives. Growth in the region is better than the national average.
· Internal security in the North Eastern States improved considerably with a steep decline in extremism related violent activities due to developmental process becoming robust. The UPA Government invested public funds in major infrastructure projects in the region which led to better economic growth.
· Growth rate of the North Eastern Region is now higher than the National Average due to the special attention given by the Central Government. It has now been mandated that all Central Government Ministries allocate
· 10% of their plan budgets for the NE region
· Major extremist groups were engaged in peaceful dialogue and many of them joined the political mainstream of the region.
· Special tax concessions are being given for the NE region
ENSURING SAFETY AND SECURITY:
The UPA Government’s approach in dealing with left-wing extremism in a holistic manner in the areas of security, development, ensuring rights of local communities and good governance is showing results in declining violence in LWE affected areas.
· In the last four years of UPA, lives lost in LWE-related incidents were reduced by more than half.
· The situation in Jammu and Kashmir has shown vast improvement as the Government has worked with people of the state to restore normalcy and encouraged development in equal measure
· Security situation in the State of Jammu & Kashmir has rapidly improved after U.P.A. Government came to power and implemented policies for relief and rehabilitation in the militancy affected areas.
· Militancy related incidents declined sharply and a ten-fold decrease was witnessed as both the Central and State Governments worked in cooperation and coordination.
· Government was able to contain loss of lives while concentrating more on development and employment generating measures to empower citizens.