According to the rapid survey, around 36.7 per cent of villages have pakki nali (permanent drain) and 19 per cent of villages have katchi nali (temporary/non-cemented drain) as drainage arrangement to deal with waste water coming from rural households.
Under the Digital India programme, National Rural Internet and Technology Mission has been launched for services in villages and schools, training in IT skills and EKranti for government service delivery.
To improve the resolution or recovery of bank loans, IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code) has been enacted and SARFAESI (Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest) Act and RDDBFI (Recovery of Debts due to Banks and Financial Institutions) have been amended, Six new Debt Recovery Tribunals instituted.
Measures to simplify TDS for small-payers. Proposals to remove 13 cesses by different ministries with less than Rs. 50 crore revenue. Indian Customs Single Window Project to be started in different airports, sea ports across India.
The government has employed the PPPP approach in projects such as Smart Cities Project, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, National Education Policy, Grand Innovation Challenge, etc. The success of the Give-It-Up LPG Subsidy initiative can be attributed to peoples participation.
High FDI investment in Indian Industry especially emerging sectors like green energy. Successful launch of Make in India campaign in various sectors. Frost & Sullivan has ranked India as number 1 amongst 100 countries on the growth, innovation and leadership index.
After multiple re-promulgations of the Ordinance to facilitate land acquisition, and failing to pass the amendment bill in Rajya Sabha, the central government has asked the state governments to make the required amendments
The Skill India campaign aims to empower over 40 crore youth in different skills by 2022. 1500 Multi Skill Training Institutes to be set-up across the country, Rs.1,700 crore provided in the Budget 2016-17
Credit Framework for Skills and Education has been adopted under the National Skills Qualification Framework to integrate skill and vocational development with mainstream general education in Universities and Colleges.Skill certifications of academic equivalence are being provided under the School to Skill programme.
Start up India campaign has not only simplified the process of starting a business but also provides some tax incentives and has a dedicated fund of Rs 10,000 crore spread over a period of 4 years. Stand up India programme provides loans to SC, ST and women entrepreneurs at lower rates.
35 million job seekers registered in the national career service that was launched in 2015. The government is setting up 100 model career centres in collaboration with states and is linking State employment exchanges to the National career service platform.
The Stand up India scheme gives loans upto Rs 1 crore to SC/ST and women entrepreneurs.The government has proposed to setup a National Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe hub in the MSME Ministry in partnership with industry associations to provide professional support to SC and ST entrepreneurs. Plus, the govt. has launched a Venture Capital Fund for Scheduled Castes along with Green Business programmes to promote entrepreneurship among the SCs.
Announced demonetisation, restricted cash transactions in real estate, promoted digital payment, made Aadhar compulsory for IT filings, amended the Benami Act and enacted the Black money (undisclosed foreign income and assets) and imposition of tax act, 2015.
Other than setting up new AIIMS like institutes across India , the government proposed to open more public medical and para medical colleges and increase the seats in existing medical colleges.It has already approved 4000 new seats for PG Medical courses.
The New health policy mandates states to increase their health-care budget to more than 8% of their budgets by 2020 with Maharashtra already allocating over 100 crores to upgrade state run super speciality hospitals
The government instituted a ministry for AYUSH(Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) and will open an AIIMS like institute for AYUSH in Delhi soon with similar institutes planned in different states.
Since the country hadn't had changed its health policy since 2002, the BJP government drafted the New Health Policy in 2014 ad cleared it in March 2017. Apart from aiming to significantly improve life expectancy, infant mortality rate and HIV prevention, it aims to increase public spending on healthcare from 1.5% of GDP to 2.5% by 2025.
Along with India’s Universal Immunisation programme as part of the national health policy, the government also started Mission Indradhanush which to provide immunization to children upto 2 years and pregnant women.
The women's reservation bill promising 33% reservation for women in parliament hasn't been passed by the Lok Sabha years yet though it was introduced in parliament 20 years ago. It was earlier passed in the Rajya Sabha by the Manmohan Singh government.
Though the government has set a target of 33%, as of of 2014, there were 6.44% women in the police force and there hasn't been a significant rise in numbers. While some states like Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have a higher % of women in the police force, states like West Bengal and Assam lag behind.
The central government has opposed the practice of Triple Talaq, Halala and polygamy in the Supreme Court. However, the government is not very vocal in its support to criminalize marital rape with some in the BJP calling it a "very complicated and personal" matter.
The government announced that 660 rape crisis centers called Nirbhaya centers will be set up in different states. The government also set up the Nirbhaya fund with a budget allocation of Rs 1000 crores per annum and allocated it to different states for the safety of women
Financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh would be sent to the accounts of acid victims within 5 working days from the Prime Minister's Relief Fund. The Central Victim compensation fund was also set up to help rape and acid attack victims.
The National Rural livelihood Mission provides loans to women at an effective rate of 4% However, Stand up India programme gives loans between 10,00,000 and 1 crore to SC, ST and women entrepreneurs and the 70% of beneficiaries of the MUDRA scheme which gives loans to microentrepreneurs without collateral in 2016-17 were women.
The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana which provides LPG cylinders to poor families has benefitted more than 2 crore BPL and 1.5 crore APL women across 694 districts in India. Many toilets have been built in rural households under the Swachh Bharat campaign.
Number of pending cases in Supreme Court has remained stagnant at 61 thousand from 1st March 2016 to 1st April 2017, number of pending cases in High Courts has remained stagnant at nearly 40.5 Lakh and in district courts at 2.8 crores. Parliament passed.
Special emphasis has been given to the alternate dispute resolution mechanisms. Nearly, 3.5 lakh pending cases have been resolved and 11 lakh pre-litigation cases have been settled in the last three years, according to the press releases by the government.