New India in Amrit Kaal
Amrit Kaal - Realising New India’s Vision 2047
Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi introduced the concept of Amrit Kaal or ‘The Era of Elixir’ to the entire nation on India’s 75th Independence Day. Amrit Kaal is the Prime Minister’s vision 2047 for ‘New India’, a new dawn for the country which will bring with it the chance to fulfill the nation’s aspirations. He envisioned the coming 25 years to restructure all fragments of the Indian economy through rapid profitable growth, better living conditions for all, infrastructural and technological advancements, and re-awakening the world’s trust in India. The Panch Pran or the 5 fundamentals of Amrit Kaal include the goal of developing India, elimination of any trace of the colonial mindset, honour and pride in our roots, development of unity, and a sense of duty among citizens.
First Budget of Amrit Kaal
Hon’ble Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman announced Union Budget for 2023-24, the first budget of Amrit Kaal, as the way forward for an empowered and inclusive economy. The budget aims to establish a robust foundation for macroeconomic stability, with an emphasis on the empowerment of women by including a technology-driven and knowledge-based economy for New India. It provides the roadmap for promoting sustainable development through greener and futuristic (tech-driven) methods. It further aims to bring prosperity through the allocation of funds to all micro and macro-segments of the economy. The objective is to lay the building blocks for the forthcoming 25 years of the Indian economy and bifurcate principal policies into 7 co-dependent departments- termed as Saptrishis or 7 sages.
Sustainable and Inclusive Development
Over the last decade, India has been a frontline contributor to the fight against climate change and has surfaced as a global economic power. The beginning of which can be traced back to the COP26 summit, where our Prime Minister committed that India would achieve ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2070. The launch of ‘Mission LiFE’- Lifestyle for Environment, further pushed all Indian citizens to come forward and take steps towards an environmentally conscious life setting a fertile base for India to grow sustainably in the coming future.
New India also professes equality of all genders. The leaders of the nation are promoting equal participation and representation of women at all workplaces by providing them fair and equal opportunities and ensuring their upliftment through various schemes and programs such as ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’. To turn India’s massive population into its biggest asset, the focus has been shifted to investing in education and multiple child welfare schemes, that ensure access to basic education. New India strongly believes in its youth and empowers them to perform to the best of their capability and allows them to nurture their interests and state their opinions.
Technology and Innovation
India is taking huge leaps and making advances every day in the field of healthcare not only through infrastructure development but also by employing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to its best use. At the same time, Indian doctors and scientists are on a continuous hunt for further sustainable and affordable medical services and technologies. The use of AI in agriculture has proved to be a game-changer. Over 7000 farmers are using AI to monitor the health of their crops, control quality and test their yield.
Looking at the times ahead, the Amrit Kaal is a vision well-balanced and planned, which lays the roadmap for India’s bright future by nurturing new possibilities, realizing new resolutions, and moving ahead with confidence. Efforts and participation from all sections of society will make India a shining star of the world economy in times to come.