When the Modi government was sworn in on 7 October 2001, the economy of Gujaratwas reeling under the adverse effects of several natural calamities, including a massive earthquake in January 2001.Gujaratwas struggling in almost every department. Now in 10 years, the same state is known as the most developed one in India and has the growth rate of over 10%.
Modi is also known as workaholic Chief Minister and very ambitious about Gujarat. He is the man who thinks about his state first than anything else. On Vishkarma Day, Modi worships the weapong of Police and Army as he thinks these weapons protect his state from the enemies of India.
Modi also being considered the future PM of India by many for his amazing working skills.
100% of Gujarat’s 18,000 villages have electricity connection for 24hr power through the Jyotigram Yojana. Gujarat ranks first nationwide in gas-based thermal electricity generation with national market share of over 8% and second nationwide in nuclear electricity generation with national market share of over 1%. Gujarat’s other contributions to India:
- 35% of Petrochemical production
- 23% of Crude Oil (Onshore)
- 41% of Chemical products
- 27% of Groundnut production
- 15% of Cargo Handling
- 11% of Cotton production
- 30% of Natural Gas (Onshore)
- 18% of Mineral production
- 25% of Textile production
- 26% of Pharmaceutical products
As a Chief Minister, Modi started various ‘yojanas’ or plans. This includes:
- Panchamrut Yojana, a five-pronged strategy for an integrated development of the state,
- Sujalam Sufalam, a scheme to create a grid of water resources in Gujarat in an innovative step towards water conservation and its appropriate utilization.
- Krishi Mahotsav – agricultural research labs for the land
- Chiranjeevi Yojana – To reduce infant mortality rate
- Matru Vandana – Providing preventive and curative services under the Reproductive and Child Health Programme
- Beti Bachao – Campaign against female infanticide to improve sex ratio
- Jyotigram Yojana – Provide electricity to every village
- Karmayogi Abhiyan – To educate and train government employees
- Kanya Kelavani Yojana – To encourage female literacy and education
- Balbhog Yojana – Midday meal scheme for students to encourage school attendance from poor backgrounds.
The Economist even compared Gujarat with China’s Guangdong (fastest developing state of China these days), read the complete details here…..
Sandeep Bhatia, a manager for CEAT, the firm that owns the project, says it took only 24 months to complete, including the normally fraught process of buying land. There is constant electricity, gas and abundant water. The state government, he says, kept red tape to a minimum, did not ask for bribes, and does not interfere much now.
Here is the look of another Gujarat’s projects through some pics: