Modi Government has taken some convincing decisions in the last few days. These are certainly a Game changer for India in the short term, medium to long term as well.
Courtesy: Hitesh Rangra
1. Defence Ministry approved fast-track road building along the disputed border with China.
2. New 50 posts will be established in strategic position of Indo-China Border.
3. $2 billion extension to the Sea Bird Karwar Naval base in Karnataka. The base is intended to take the load off Mumbai port, used by the navy & civilian ships.
4. Approved a Radar station in the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal to keep an eye on China’s evil designs.
5. Radars and telecommunications projects within 100 km (62 miles) of the 4,000-km (2,500-mile) border with China, large parts of which are disputed, will be put on an automatic approval list.
6. Govt. Approved a LONG-STALLED PROPOSAL to raise the height of the Narmada dam to 138.73 metres (455 feet), from 121.92 metres (400 feet), so more water will be available For Drinking, Irrigation & POWER GENERATION.
7. In another significant move, the government has decided NOT to hike the prices of LPG cylinders. Also, the cap on the number of subsidised LPG cylinders will remain Unchanged at 12 per year.
8. In a significant development, the Modi government has decided to make X-Ray, MRI and CT scans FREE OF COST FOR POOR at government hospitals.
9. The Government plans to plant 200 crore trees along the entire 1 lakh km National Highways network across the country TO EMPLOY JOBLESS YOUTH.
A similar scheme could be implemented under MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act) along the village and district roads and state highways. That has the potential to employ 30 lakh youth.
10. Moving ahead with its plans of creating a “broadband highway” across the country, the inter-ministerial telecom commission approved a revised strategy for kickstarting the ambitious National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) that plans to provide broadband connectivity to 2.5 lakh gram panchayats through nearly 6 lakh km of optic fibre by March, 2017.