Why Startup India scheme is not enough for India

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Looking at some of the headlines for last couple of days, I wonder if India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sincere desire, or a difficult-to-materialize dream, will ever come true. After Digital India, Make in India, Clean India, Skill India, and a number of other projects, the PM has now launched the Startup India project. Understandably, his intention is to elevate India’s image on the global map, and although everyone agrees that he is a man with vision, and I also believe he has a vision, the question some ask is, whether the results of his actions are going in the right direction.

Here is a list of the top 10 public welfare schemes that NDA government, led by Narendra Modi, has launched in 2015:

1. Smart City Mission
2. One Rank One Pension (OROP) schem
3. Skill India:
4. Atal Pension Yojana (APY):
5. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana:
6.Digital India Programme:
7. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana:
8. Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana:
9. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT):
10. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY): PM Modi’s birthday: Top 10 schemes launched by Narendra Modi in 2015 | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Whether these, and other upcoming projects, will lift India’s global image is no more a question. India is already on the global map under the Modi sarkar. The question that I ask is, whether Industrial growth is all that India has to offer to the world? I believe Modi also knows it well that India has much more to offer than just jobs but he is looking for the right opportunities to do so.

Although India has a rich spiritual culture and a great history of Vedic science, in today’s world, economy and military strength play a vital role when it comes influencing others. Considering this, Modi’s relentless endeavors for a materially developed India is not out-of-place, even from a spiritual point of view. This is true provided India simultaneously continues to work on reintroducing Vedic knowledge across all educational sectors without succumbing to various types of political propaganda. If not, becoming another so-called developed state will be of no real value.

At the same time. with a risk of appearing pro-NDA, I would say it is important that India remains under Modi’s leadership for the next decade or so in order to achieve the higher goal that India is capable of delivering for the benefit of the whole world.

http://www.dnaindia.com/money/live-start-up-india-pm-modi-to-launch-initiative-today-2166437Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘Start-up India’ movement on Saturday at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi with an agenda to foster growth for entrepreneurship in India. The first session kick started Startup India at 9:30 am with the topic ’21st …Times of IndiaBusiness StandardFinancial Express Start Up India: PM Modi announces Rs 10000 crore dedicated fund for start-ups – Daily News & Analysis

http://www.thehindu.com/business/narendra-modi-unveils-start-up-india/article8112821.eceFinance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday kick-started Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Start-Up India mission at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. The Start Up India mission to be unveiled on Saturday envisages technology business incubators and …The Indian ExpressFirstpostFinancial Express Start up India: This is the beginning of big bang start up boom in India, says … – The Hindu

http://indianexpress.com/article/blogs/startup-india-movement-states-have-laid-the-groundwork-time-for-centre-to-give-final-push/Basic issues like getting credit, electricity, paying taxes and resolving insolvency continue to be sluggish and difficult in India. In order to provide an impetus to the Indian entrepreneurial landscape, the Government is readied to launch the Startup …YourStory.comTimes of India Startup India initiative: States laid the groundwork, time for Centre to give … – The Indian Express (blog)