As Prime Minister Narendra Modi today while Speak to the nation from the Red FortGiven his vision for India to become a developed country by 2047, his past promises to India by 2022 resurfaced on social media. The targets he set for India in 2022 in terms of housing, farmers’ income and other issues were discussed, with some saying the target has been moved to 2047 without any accounting of promises made for 2022.
While interacting with Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G) beneficiaries in June 2018, Prime Minister said The government is working hard to ensure every Indian has a home by 2022.
“Awas Yojana is not just about bricks and mortar. This scheme is about better quality of life and dreams come true. We are working towards ensuring that every Indian has a home. in 2022 when India marks 75 years since Independence,” he said while speaking to Awas Yojana beneficiaries via the NaMo app.
However, Housing Department data shows that even in the urban housing program, only 610,000 – half of the 1.22 crore sanctioned – have been completed.
In another promise of the same year, the Prime Minister while in contact with farmers, promised to double their income by 2022.
“Thanks to the government’s efforts, farmers are now ‘chinta mukt’ or worry-free, protected from the wrath of nature by insurance schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana,” he said. ,” he reiterated his promise to double incomes and pointed to increased budget allocations to agriculture during his tenure.
According to National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data, the average farmer’s income in 2014 was Rs 6,426, increasing to Rs 10,218 in 2021. Another research report – by SBI – claimed that farmers’ incomes have increased within an average range of 1.3-1.7 times in 2022 compared with 2018 levels.
Opposition parties often attack the Prime Minister, accusing him of failing to deliver on his ambitious promises.
Parliament speaker Gaurav Vallabh recently reminded the Modi government of its promises for 2022 – including that every Indian will have a home by 2022, farmers’ incomes will double by next year. 2022, the bullet train will be operational by 2022 and the economy will be worth USD 5 trillion.
“How and when will this culture of false promises end? Will the Prime Minister introduce a new deadline of the promises made for 2022 using a smoke and mirror culture?” Mr Vallabh asked.
In his last Independence Day speech ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister said that by 2022, India will send a “son or daughter” to space with a national flag in hand.
In 2018, then Union Railways Minister was Piyush Goyal claims the dream of India’s first high-speed train to run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai has almost come true and activities for this ambitious project will begin in 2022 at the earliest.
However, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in June said they are confident achieved its goal of running the country’s first high-speed train between Surat and Bilimora in Gujarat by 2026.
The government attributed the delay to troubles in land acquisition and the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.