Achievements Of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Editorials News | Mar-01-2022
One of India's charismatic politicians is former Prime Minister of India Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He was passed away at the age of 93. Today we will discuss some contributions and achievements of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee of a country India.
(1) He became the Prime Minister of India 3 times. His first tenure as prime minister last year was just for 13 days, having sworn on 16th May 1996. His second state came two years later when he assumed office for the 13th month from 19 March 1998 to April 1999. But the third time he led India as Prime Minister from October 1999- 2004 May - his longest stint ever.
(2) He took India to a new height by introducing economic reforms under his tenure from 1999 to 2004. India maintained a GDP rate of 8% the inflation level came down to 4% and foreign exchange reserves were flourishing. All the India phase catastrophic events during his tenure, including earthquake (2001), two cyclones (1999- 2000), a horrible drought (2002- 2003), oil crises (2003), the Kargil conflict (1999), and a Parliament attack, yet he maintained a stable economy.
(3) Chandrayaan I- Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced a project on course in his Independence Day speech on 15 August 2003. On India's 56 independence day, he said, "Our country is now ready to fly high in the field of science. I am pleased to announce that India will send their spacecraft to the moon by 2008. It is being named as Chandrayaan".
(4) His government introduced the revenue sharing model under the new telecom policy which helped Telecom firms to get away with fixed license rates. To further enhance the Telecom sector, he created Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal. International telephone service Videsh Sanchar Nigam limited was ended.
(5) Largest Highway project, in India and the fifth-longest in the world, at 5,846 Km started by the NDA government led by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. It is a network of highways that connects the four major metropolitan cities of the country in four directions- Delhi (North), Chennai (South), Kolkata (East), and Mumbai (West). Thereby forming a quadrilateral and hence named "The Golden Quadrilateral".
(6) Besides raising India's GDP to 8% in his tenure he further introduced the Fiscal Responsibility Act which aimed to reduce the fiscal deficit and boost public sector savings. The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Bill (FRBM Bill) was introduced in India by the then Finance Minister of India Mr. Yashwant Sinha in December 2000.
(7) During his period of ruling privatization was also appreciated. Giving rise to private business in India, reduced the government involvement in the industry. Father, formed a separate disinvestment ministry. The most important disinvestments were Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO) and Hindustan Zinc, Indian Petrochemicals Cooperation Limited, and VSNL.
(8) It was for the first time in India that elementary education became free for children aged 6-14 years. It was launched in 2001 and brought a drastic change in the number of dropouts by 60 percent.
(9) Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna connected distant villages across the country with a network of all-weather roads.
(10) The Lahore Declaration is a bilateral agreement and government treaty between India and Pakistan. The treaty was signed at a historic summit in Lahore and ratified by the parliament of both countries in the same year.
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