Narendra Modi

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On May 26, 2014, Shri Narendra Modi was elected as the Prime Minister of India.

Vaada Raha is a non-partisan and collaborative initiative of Publius Indica Foundation that tracks the performance of the NDA-2 Government with respect to the 505 promises they made in their election manifesto.

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Total - 69 promises
Agriculture and Cooperation
Leverage on technology to disseminate real-time data - especially to farmers - on production, prices, imports, stocks and overall availability.
Evolve a single National Agriculture Market.
Promote and support area-specific crops and vegetables linked to food habits of the people.
Encourage the production of cereals, pulses and oils.
Increase public investment in agriculture.
Take steps to enhance the profitability in agriculture.
Ensure a minimum of 50% profits over the cost of production.
Ensure cheaper agriculture inputs, and strengthen and expand rural credit facilities.
Link MGNREGA to agriculture.
Put in place welfare measures for farmers above 60 years in age, small and marginal farmers, and farm labourers.
Introduce and promote low water consuming irrigation techniques.
Introduce soil assessment-based crop planning, and set up mobile soil testing labs.
Re-orient pest management and control programmes.
Set up the Organic Farming and Fertilizer Corporation of India to promote organic farming and fertilizers, and provide incentives and support for marketing organic produce.
Introduce rotation farming for herbal products, based on geographical mapping, to enhance the income of farmers.
Implement a farm insurance scheme to take care of crop loss due to unforeseen natural calamities.
Promote horticulture and floriculture for generating jobs and income for rural India.
Create cluster-based storage systems.
Introduce the concept of consumer friendly farmers' market to reduce wastages and increase incomes and risk coverage.
Explore the setting up of regional Kisan TV channels.
Review the existing laws with regards to the co-operative sector.
Amend the Multi-State Co-operative Societies Act, 2002, to remove lacunae and anomalies.
Launch the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchayee Yojana with a motto of 'har khet ko paani'.
Agriculture Research and Education
Introduce latest technologies for farming and high-yielding seeds.
Work with the states to set up seed culture labs in each district and regional agriculture innovation labs to conserve agro-biodiversity and to identify and preserve rare indigenous varieties.
Launch multi-pronged water strategy for reducing farmer's dependence on monsoon.
Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries
Promote beekeeping (apiculture) and poultry for generating jobs and income for rural India.
Promote fish farming (pisciculture) and aquaculture, and take measures for the welfare of fisherman.
Suitably strengthen and empower the Department of Animal Husbandry for the protection and promotion of cow and its progeny.
Create the necessary legal framework to protect and promote cow and its progeny.
Set up a National Cattle Development Board to implement a programme for the improvement of indigenous livestock breeds.
Food Processing Industry
Implement and incentivize the setting up of the food processing industry.
Set up agro food processing clusters, with high value, export-quality and vacuum packed food processing facilities, etc.
Rural Development
Implement a full-fledged programme for Rural Rejuvenation.
Bring urban amenities to rural areas through the Rurban Mission.
Improve village level infrastructure in terms of roads and job creation.
Ensure that the loans to Women Self Help Groups would be available at low interest rates.
Increase public investment in rural development.
Adopt a National Land Use Policy which will look at the scientific acquisition of non-cultivable land, and its development.
Prioritize poverty alleviation in rural areas.
Monitor the implementation of the National Land Use Policy by the National Land Use Authority which will work with the State Land Use Authorities to regulate and facilitate land management.
Use the wastelands of the country for social forestry.
Panchayati Raj
Empower Panchayati Raj Institutions with extensive devolution of the 3 Fs - Functions, Functionaries, and Funds.
Reward good performers amongst the Panchayats with additional developmental grants.
Strengthen the institution of the Gram Sabha, respecting their inputs and initiatives for development process.
Environment and Forest
Ensure that decision-making on environment clearances will be transparent as well as time-bound.
Frame the environment laws in a manner that provides no scope for confusion, and will lead to speedy clearance of proposals without delay.
Set up sewage treatment plants to prevent the pollution of rivers.
Establish a Central University dedicated to Himalayan technology.
Take climate change mitigation initiatives with all seriousness, and work with global community and institutions in this regard.
Promote the concept of pro-active Carbon Credit.
Conduct ecological audit of projects.
Set up pollution control mechanisms on priority basis.
Protect the existing forests and wildlife reserves.
Promote research and development and human resource development in environment technology.
Set up fool-proof mechanisms for the protection and preservation of wildlife.
Encourage citizen's participation in reforestation, agro-forestry and social forestry, through targeted programmes.
Encourage and incentivize innovative garbage disposal and waste management practices, especially recycling techniques.
Launch a National Mission on Himalayas as a unique programme of inter-governmental partnership.
Create a Himalayan Sustainability Fund.
Give due importance to the programmes devised to arrest the melting of Himalayan glaciers.
Drinking Water and Sanitation
Create an open defecation free India by awareness campaign and enabling people to build toilets in their home as well as in schools and public places.
Set up modern, scientific sewage and waste management systems.
Make potable drinking water available to all, thus reducing water-borne diseases.
Eliminate toxic chemicals, particularly arsenic and fluorides, from ground-water.
Facilitate piped water to all households.
Provide toilets in every home in rural India.
Earth Sciences
Set up desalination plants for drinking water supply in coastal cities.
Encourage research and application for forecasting, preventing, and mitigating natural hazards, particularly floods, cyclones, earthquakes, droughts, and landslides.

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