Modi Cabinet’s First Decision: 3 Crore New Homes Under PM Housing Scheme; PM Approves ₹17,000 Crore for Farmers’ Welfare Fund

In its inaugural meeting, the Modi cabinet has granted approval for the construction of three crore new homes for the impoverished. Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, these houses will be equipped with basic amenities such as toilets, electricity, water, and gas connections, benefiting both rural and urban areas.

Over the past decade, a total of 4.21 crore houses have already been built under this scheme. Financial assistance for constructing these homes is provided by both the central and state governments. The first cabinet meeting of Modi 3.0 was convened on Monday, June 10th, with Prime Minister Modi presiding, and all cabinet ministers participating in this crucial decision-making process.

On Monday, when PM Modi reached the Prime Minister's Office, the employees there welcomed him with applause.

Boosting Agricultural Sector: PM Approves ₹20,000 Crore Farmer Support Fund

Prime Minister Modi arrived at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Monday to take charge and promptly signed the first file pertaining to the farmer support fund. Under the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, annual financial assistance of ₹6,000 is provided to 9.3 crore farmers across the country. 

This initiative is commonly referred to as the Farmer Support Fund. Earlier on Monday, Modi had given clearance for its approval during the 17th meeting of the month.

Modi was sworn in on June 9, making 71 ministers, 11 from allies

Empowering the Workforce: Modi Encourages Efficiency and Diligence at PMO

When Modi arrived at the PMO on Monday, employees warmly welcomed him. He addressed them, saying, “You need to demonstrate how work can be done more efficiently, swiftly, and comprehensively. There should be no room for complacency in your respective roles. I demand new energy, new courage to move forward; I was not born to stagnate.”

PM Modi emphasized, “Elections are not about Modi’s speeches; they are about recognizing the hard work of every government employee over the past 10 years. So, if anyone deserves this victory, every government employee of the Indian government is entitled to it in real terms. If we all move forward together with these principles, I believe that the 1.4 billion people of this country will approve of our efforts.”

Modi equaled Pandit Nehru's record by taking oath as Prime Minister for the third time.

Modi Sworn in as PM on June 9th, Forms Cabinet with 71 Ministers, Including 11 Allies

On Sunday evening, June 9th, Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister for the third time. Alongside him, 71 ministers took the oath, including representatives from 11 allied parties. The cabinet includes 32 MPs who have become central ministers for the first time, among whom are former Chief Ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan of Madhya Pradesh, Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana, and H.D. Kumaraswamy of Karnataka, along with Jyotiraditya Scindia, a prominent leader of the National Democratic Alliance.

A Glimpse into the Future: Modi’s Action Plan for the Next Five Years

On February 23, 2024, in Delhi, Prime Minister Modi instructed ministers to prepare a roadmap for the next five years and an action plan for the next 100 days. Officials were directed to work on these details amidst the framework of ethical conduct. Speaking at a rally in Churu, Rajasthan, on April 5, Modi stated, “The work we have done in the last 10 years was just a trailer; the full picture is yet to come.”

Details of this plan were obtained by sources within the BJP. According to this, within 100 days, initiatives are expected on various fronts:

  • One Nation-One Election
  • Uniform Civil Code (UCC)
  • Review of Muslim reservation
  • Amendments to laws concerning places of worship
  • Delhi Master Plan
  • Overhaul of the Waqf Board
  • Women’s Reservation
  • Free healthcare for those above 70 years
  • National legislation for paper leaks
  • Full implementation of CAA
  • Union Budget
  • New Education Policy
  • Census (to be conducted in 2026)
  • Distribution of wealth to 3 crore poor families
  • Free electricity scheme for every household
  • Focus on oilseed and pulses cultivation for farmers
  • Making India the third-largest economy
  • Focus on reform, performance, and transformation agenda
  • Working on the agenda of scale, opportunity, speed, and skill.

Now, Learn the Details: What’s Modi’s 100-Day Plan?

“A month before the elections, I made a five-year plan, and out of that, I prepared a plan for the next 100 days. Work will be carried out according to priority. I have added more than 25 days to the plan. Suggestions from youth across the country have been incorporated into the roadmap. I have made it clear that apart from the 100 days, 25 more days will be dedicated to implementing the suggestions from the youth.

Prime Minister Modi discussed this during an interview on May 20. Even before the Lok Sabha elections, Modi had made it clear that they were already working on the plan for the next 100 days of the new government. Alongside projects related to agriculture, infrastructure, security, and completion of ongoing projects in a short time, necessary improvements will also be included in the 100-day agenda. As part of the government’s focused agenda, preparations are also underway to establish theater commands in the armed forces.”

The Lack of a Majority for the BJP Could Impact Their 100-day Roadmap

The BJP had aimed to win more than 400 seats in this election to bolster their claim of a majority (272). However, despite their victory, they fell short of this target by a considerable margin.

While the NDA secured a majority, it relied on the support of two strong allies, the TDP and the JD(U). Without their support, the BJP often struggles to attain a majority and faces challenges in implementing their 100-day roadmap.

Leaders like Nitish Kumar and Chandrababu Naidu have opposed several key initiatives such as the Uniform Civil Code, the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Places of Worship Act, Muslim reservation, and the ‘One Nation, One Election’ proposal. According to BJP sources, the party will adhere to the coalition’s religious commitments, but it won’t bend over backward to meet unreasonable demands. Despite this, the BJP has begun work on Plan B and is engaging in dialogue with smaller parties and opposition candidates.

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