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Modinomics: How Narendra Modi succeeded in making Gujarat a “Brand Gujarat”?

PM Modi Birthday: During the Chief Ministership of Narendra Modi in Gujarat, not only got rid of the problems of electricity, road and water in the state, but also there was a tremendous change in foreign investment and agriculture in the state.

Narendra Modi, who made Gujarat ‘Brand Gujarat’.

Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) As a leader , he has been extremely successful in striking a balance between Hindutva and development . In 2001, sitting on the chair of the CM of Gujarat, he took many such steps for the state, which became famous in the world as Modinomics. Modi did not look back because of his policies and the people of the state continued to hand over the reins of the state to him from 2001 to 2014. Due to the unmatched popularity received in the state, in the year 2014, the people of the country made Narendra Modi the PM of the country and since then till now the power of the country is present in their hands only.

It is a miracle of Modi regime that for the last two decades Gujarat has become synonymous with development. During Modi’s rule, development did not happen in any one sector but in many other sectors, which was given the name of balanced development. Excellent figures of service sector, manufacturing sector or agriculture-based development contributed immensely to balanced development. Gujarat’s average annual growth rate between 2004-2005 and 2011-12 was 10.08 per cent, illustrating the success story of governance.

Why does the credit for making Gujarat synonymous with development go to Modi?

In the year 2005-06, a record growth rate was registered in Gujarat, which was close to 15 percent. During this period, if we look at the three best growth rate states, Maharashtra’s growth rate was 10.75 percent, Tamil Nadu’s 10.27 percent and Bihar’s 11.42 percent. It is said that the growth of Bihar was at a very low level, so the growth of 11.42 percent was natural. Whereas states like Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have been counted among the developed states for a long time. The world started calling the best economic policy adopted in Modi’s rule by the name of “Modinomics”.

Between 2000 and 2012, 3,000 rural road projects were completed in the state, while between 2004-05 and 2013-14, electricity was available 41 per cent more for each person’s consumption. The economic growth of Gujarat can be gauged from the fact that between 2000 and 2010, the GSDP due to the value of services and goods grew to 9.8 percent. Whereas the country’s figure was 7.7 percent. It is obvious that Gujarat had gone far ahead of the country’s average figure, so the discussion of balanced development of the state started happening not only in the country but in the world.

Successful attempt to woo investors

Modi caught the attention of the whole world by organizing the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit in the year 2003. Narendra Modi proved successful in creating ‘Brand Gujarat’ through Vibrant Gujarat. From 66 thousand through 76 MoUs in the year 2003, it was converted into 8,380 MoUs in the year 2011. Obviously, in the year 2011, Modi, who was successful in increasing the confidence among the investors, had persuaded the industrialists for the disinvestment of 21 lakh crores. The investors were attracted by the business friendly environment in Gujarat where good infrastructure was facilitating increase in investment.

Modi made the complex bureaucratic process very easy for companies like Ford, Suzuki and Tata and became recognized as a business-friendly administrator in the eyes of industrialists. Not only in the country, but in the world, Modi’s rule was celebrated when in a few days he completely prepared industrialists like Tata to set up a Nano factory. In 2008, Mamta was agitating to oppose Nano in Bengal, but Narendra Modi converted it into an opportunity for Gujarat, which was discussed far and wide. This became the reason that the Vibrant Gujarat Summit to be held in Gujarat became a great medium of disinvestment. Due to this, Gujarat started attracting industrialists towards itself.

Gujarat became a food surplus state from a food deficit state

Narendra Modi’s emphasis was on the promotion of agriculture as much as on other sectors including other industries. Small irrigation, check dams and 10,000 small farm machines, with emphasis on adopting Bt cotton (genetically modified) in improving agriculture, proved to be very effective in increasing agricultural yields. The production of food items has increased by 100 percent compared to the year 2000. At the same time, there was an increase of 200 percent in the production of cotton. Due to the best agriculture policy, from the year 2000 to 2010, Gujarat was able to become a food surplus state from food deficit. The wheat yield in the state increased from 8 million tonnes to 40 million tonnes, while the cotton yield had crossed the 40 per cent mark of the country as a whole.

In ten years 1.5 lakh check dams and new irrigated areas increased from 31.4 per cent in 2000-01 to 44.71 per cent in 2006-07 to overcome serious challenges. Which the Modi government managed to overcome because of its policies. Due to subsidy by the Green Revolution Company in the state, five lakh hectares of land could be covered, which proved to be helpful in making the state food surplus from food deficit.

Get rid of problems like electricity, road and water

The consumption and production of electricity is an index of the prosperity of a state. Gujarat has seen tremendous growth in power generation and distribution in ten years. The growth in the state from 9 thousand MW in the year 2003-04 to 23 thousand 887 MW in 2013 tells the story of the growth of electricity generation and consumption. In the meantime, the Modi government focused on the transmission loss and reduced it from 35 percent to 15 percent and succeeded in making Gujarat a power surplus state.

Modi’s focus was also on strengthening the infrastructure, so strengthening the roads from the city to the village was one of the priorities of the Modi government. Three thousand rural projects of roads were completed in this episode, which became the best example of the priorities of the government. Gujarat had become a power surplus state and due to excellent road infrastructure, it was easily possible to move from one port to another within a day. The then Modi government also made several efforts to strengthen the urban infrastructure in Gujarat, including the development of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, Surat and Bharuch. Not only this, due to the strong financial status of the local body, the urban infrastructure got better and Gujarat continued to progress on the path of development.

The biggest challenge for Modi was to reach the villages of Saurashtra, Kutch and North Gujarat in Gujarat. Modi was able to do this by putting the plan related to Narmada and canal on the ground. That is why in Gujarat, Modi started being called by the name of Bhagirath. Narmada is considered to be the lifeblood of the state of Gujarat and by taking its water to remote villages, the state government was successful in winning the hearts of the people. By working on the issues related to the common people, the Modi government has taken electricity, roads, water among the priorities. Modi did not hesitate to ask the Center about the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam. At the same time, Narmada Bachao Andolan was also faced very well. Modi, who is called the Bhagiratha of Kutch through canals, was successful in arranging water across Gujarat with the help of the Sujalam Sufalam scheme.

Emphasis on the upliftment of women for the development of society

Narendra Modi laid special emphasis on the upliftment of women for social development. In the year 2004-2005, the Modi government started paying special attention to the issues related to women. To promote girl child education, including Kanya Kelavani Yojna, launched the school entry festival campaign, in which successful efforts were made to send officers and ministers to the villages and land them on the ground. The Modi government paid special attention to the sex ratio for the Beti Bachao Abhiyan. Not only this, the arrangement of toilets was ensured in every school so that the problems faced in the education of girls could be removed. Obviously, Modi, who was able to touch all the dimensions of development and make the state successful by making it successful, was successful in making Gujarat synonymous with development. Therefore, for the last two decades, Gujarat has become synonymous with development and an example for the country.

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