Issue: April 2019
  Women, Hunar and Looms of Hope
  The special article is written by social and women's rights activist, educationist, writer and a former member of the Planning Commission Ms Sayeda Hameed
  Sustaining Artisans Economically by Ms Hena Naqvi,
  She opined that our country is gifted with a rich range of beautiful handicrafts. Almost every state of the country has its unique handicrafts
  Perfecting Craftsmanship through Skilling by Shri Gaurav Kapoor,
  It is written by Shri Gaurav Kapoor, Senior Head, Advocacy & Communication, National Skill Development Corporation
Lead Article


Transforming India

What does a person look for when he wants to settle down in a city or town? He checks to see whether he can find a house he can afford, electricity connection, sanitation facilities, connectivity by way of roads and highways for daily movement, rail and airport connectivity for outstation movement; nearby schools and hospitals for any medical emergencies etc. Infrastructure development, can, therefore, be considered the key to the life of the common man. It is also a crucial factor in the economic development of the nation. Therefore, infrastructure development has been the priority of the Government and it has taken numerous initiatives towards better infrastructure creation. Creating housing infrastructure is one of the key priorities of the Government. A roof over one’s head is the dream of every person and the Government’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana was introduced to realize this dream. The PMAY aims at ‘Housing for All’ by 2022. Ensuring electricity connectivity to the remotest villages is another important programme of the Government. The Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) and Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana - Saubhagya schemes are transforming the lives of people in rural India. Creation of Smart Cities is yet another major project of the Government. The basic idea behind the Smart Cities project is not only to create cities with better civic amenities or improved infrastructure but also help create inclusive and collaborative cities, with the aim of transforming the lives of the people living there. Creation of infrastructure in various fields such as education, health etc. has also been the focus of the Government. Roads are the lifeline of any country and connectivity is a critical aspect of infrastructure for the common man. Good roads and highways help to reach places faster. Therefore, Government aims at creating improved road and highway infrastructure under the Bharatmala scheme. Similarly, Government has given a big push to transformational changes in rail infrastructure as well as development of inland waterway routes. Through the UDAN scheme, the Government seeks to make air travel affordable for the common man in small cities. Thus, creating facilities for the common man through improved infrastructure has been the priority of the Government. The various Government schemes and programmes will go a long way in the process of transforming the life of the citizens and ensuring all round progress of the nation.
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