Realising new and ambitious goals seem a reality now

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As Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi flagged off the ‘Namo Bharat’ train, gifting India its first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), a new dimension of connectivity is created, adding ease, speed, and modernity to India’s intercity commuting system. The RRTS, which will provide high-speed trains for intercity commuting with a speed up to 180 kmph, is set to drastically reduce travel time and create a comfortable ride for commuters. A state-of-the-art commuting system, made in India and the best in the world, connects metro and bus stations, making travel even more convenient for commuters, saving their time in multiple ways. In the last nine years, the nation has seen a huge transformation in transportation and travel in every direction, from water, land, sky and even to space, using the latest technologies and innovative methods. While Namo Bharat and Vande Bharat show the resolve of New India, Amrit Bharat is modernising railway stations in a big way. The Modi government’s focus on transforming connectivity in the country is not only speeding up growth in various sectors and regions, including north-eastern, Kashmir and Ladakh, but it is also leading to rapid industrialization while increasing job opportunities for the youth in even what was earlier considered to be the remotest parts of the country. The Prime Minister has rightly said that Namo Bharat gives a glimpse of a future India.

The focus of the Modi government on farmers, agriculture, and villages has seen many new schemes, programs, and projects bringing a huge change in the agriculture sector and transforming rural life

The MSP announced for Rabi crops once again reiterates the commitment of the Modi government to ensure the remunerative price of crops for farmers. While the Modi government has been ensuring a one-and-a-half times return to the farmers on their cost of production, many new crops have found their place in the list. While for wheat and safflower, an increase of Rs. 150 per quintal has been approved, the absolute highest increase has been approved for lentils at Rs. 425 per quintal, followed by rapseed and mustard at Rs. 200 per quintal. It is to be noted that in the last nine years, the procurement of crops has also increased manifold, paving the way for higher returns to the farmers. The focus of the Modi government on farmers, agriculture, and villages has seen many new schemes, programs, and projects bringing a huge change in the agriculture sector and transforming rural life. While countries across the world are facing huge hikes in fertilizer’s prices, back home in India, a huge subsidy support by the Modi government has kept the price stable, providing a huge relief to the farmers. The PM-KISAN Samman Nidhi has seen more than 11 crore farmers receive more than Rs. 2,60,000 crore directly transferred to their bank accounts. The crop insurance scheme, Kisan Credit cards, soil health card, Kisan Rin portal, launching of FPOs, creating opportunities in agricultural allied sectors like horticulture, fisheries, dairy farming, etc., and many more such schemes are bringing massive transformations in the lives of farmers in the country. The result is that the nation’s Annadatas are also responding, with record grain production reaching new heights every year.

As the IMF raises the growth forecast for India for the years 2023–24, the country remains the fastest-growing major economy in the world. While India is continuously seen as a bright spot amid the otherwise gloomy global scenario, India has many remarkable achievements to its credit, powering its aspirations to higher goals. The successful launch of Chandrayan-3 and Aditya L-1, along with the successful organisation of the G-20, has been further seen in the successful testing of the Gaganyaan Mission. In such a situation, realising Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s new and ambitious goal of setting up ‘Indian Space Station’ by 2035 and sending the first Indian to the Moon by 2040 seems a reality now.