There’s been a lot of noise about what happened in Balakot on 26th Feb 2019 and on LoC on 27th Feb. There were lots of claims from both sides but nothing definite. Indian officials were tight lipped and issued only terse statements , while Pakistanis released one statement after another. Media reports from both sides were as usual quite trashy and more noise than substance. In all this noise, there were some recordings, witness statements and less publicised events which provide some hints about what actually happened. There is some new information  coming out almost every day and it’s a difficult task to do detailed fact checks and connect all the dots. Following is an attempt to find some answers based upon some of the facts which are seemingly true.  This part covers just the Balakot strikes on 26th Feb. If I have some time, I’ll write something about events of next day.

26th Feb. 2:55 am  : A Indian Air Force strike team consisting solely of  Mirage 2000 fighter jets attacked a JeM terrorist training camp in Balakot in Khyber Phaktunwa province across international border. There were reports of 2 other targets, Chakoti and Muzaffarabad in Pakistan being hit, but no confirmations from either side. But both sides are in agreement that Balakot was bombed.  

India announced the attacks later in the day via an official statement made by Vijay Gokhale, Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs

Pakistani Claims:

Pakistanis on the other hand made a number of mutually contradictory claims.

  1. “Pakistani National Security Committee strongly rejected Indian claim of targeting an alleged terrorist camp near Balakot and the claim of heavy casualties. Once again Indian government has resorted to a self-serving, reckless and fictitious claim,” 1* 2*
  2. Pakistan foreign minister Qureshi said “multi-dimensional intrusion” had been attempted by the Indian fighter jets early on Tuesday. “But the intervention by Pakistani jets forced them to return back within minutes,” he said. The minister dismissed the notion that Pakistan Air Force jets were late in responding to the Indian attack, saying the planes were “ready” and “air-borne”. 2*
  3. Director-general of Pakistan’s Inter Services Public Relations, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, said India had “attempted” to send its combat air patrols (CAPs) “first from the Lahore-Sialkot sector” and they were “challenged” by Pakistani CAP. “They tried to enter from Bahawalpur-Okara and were forced to go back,” he said. According to Ghafoor, “the third (Indian) CAP which was bigger in number made it from Muzaffarabad and they were challenged and were forced to return”. 2*
  4. Pakistani Army confirmed attack on Twitter with pictures of craters outside the terrorist training facility. They claimed that bombs missed target and damaged only one civilian who suffered a gash on his forehead and a few trees.  “Payload of hastily escaping Indian aircrafts fell in open. pic.twitter.com/8drYtNGMsm”

  5. This video shows house of a local “civilian” close to the terrorist camp. It is a bit odd as it shows a small crater about 25-30 meters downhill and narrator claims that the whole house has been severely damaged.

Actual Proofs:

Following are some videos and pictures which tell a different story.

  1. This video was uploaded on 8th March by a Pakistani media outlet. It shows a senior Pakistani army officer in a village meeting consoling family members of some (200) dead people. Some roughly translated lines below:

Whoever fights alongside rulers of land in name of jihad is fighting for jihad.

Yesterday 200 people died. It was written in their fate, not ours.

Your father is not dead, he is alive. We don’t call him dead,

So this Pakistani army man is definitely admitting that 200 or more “good jihadis” got killed in one go.

2. Indian government and armed forces have release very little information till now. Maybe it’ll change later as it did with Uri strikes. But as of now, one major statement made is that Indian intelligence had detected around 300 mobile phone signals in the terrorist camp. 4*

3. Following interview with some locals deflate official Pakistani claims

a. Access to whole area has been completely blocked off for outsiders as well as locals.

b. Pakistani authorities are prohibiting any information leaks. For this, they’ve blocked internet, enforced no go zones and are actively warning people against talking to anyone.

What Happened :

Following are my guesses based upon available information:

  1. IAF Mirage 2000s did attack atleast one target at Balakot. Other two possible targets were Chakoti and Muzaffarabad. Both are near to LoC in J&K
  2. Earlier reports said that terrorist camp was hit using “1000 kg bombs”. Later it was revealed to be Spice, which is actually a guidance kit for 2000, 1000 and 500 pound bombs in Indian inventory. I believe that it was Spice 1000 used for 1000 lbs (450 kg) bombs which can have 200 kgs of high explosives. A single 1000 kg bomb will have around 450 kgs of explosives which will blow off most of hill top. Considering that avoiding collateral damage was one major mission objective, it’s unlikely that 1000 kg bombs were used.
  3. According to local witness accounts, 4-5 bombs were dropped. It should be pretty obvious that these smart bombs usually don’t miss. Even if we believe story of that single injured civilian whose house was damaged, there are still 3-4 other bombs which found their mark. Their impact points have not been made public by Pakistan and access blocked off.
  4. There have been atleast 200 causalities including some terrorists, their trainers as well as regular Pakistani army. Pakistan is doing everything in it’s power to hide it. We’ll have to wait for more information to be released by Indian government to have a reasonably accurate number and actual impact.

References:

  • 1. https://www.news18.com/news/world/pakistan-vows-to-respond-to-indian-air-strikes-at-time-and-place-of-its-choosing-2049355.html
  • 2. https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/damage-come-and-see-it-says-pakistan/cid/1685821
  • 3. https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/jaish-e-mohammed-camp-balakot-pakistan-blocks-media-1473243-2019-03-08
  • 4. http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2019/mar/04/ntro-surveillance-of-balakot-jem-camp-before-strikes-confirmed-300-active-targets-1946650.html

Name: Mushaf Airbase. IATA Code: BHW

Type: Major Pakistan Air Force base and nuclear weapons storage site.

Location: Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan.

Coordinates: 32°02′34″N  72°40′43″E

Comments: PAF base Mushaf in Sargodha, Punjab is one of more important military establishments for multiple reasons:

  1. It is Central air command of PAF. It also houses Combat Commanders School which has Skybolts flying Dassault Mirage 111/5 and Dashings currently flying Chengdu F.7P. These can be seen parked out in open often.
  2. Number 9 and 19 Squadrons with F-16A/B Block 15. Unlike Mirage and F7 mentioned above, F-16s spend most of their time in hardened shelters.
  3. Number 24 Squadron flying Electronic Warfare aircraft based on French Dassault Falcon 20 airframe.
  4. A large number of Pakistani nuclear warheads and missiles like M-11 are stored here.
PAF Mushaf, 176 km from IB
PAF Airbase Mushaf in Sargodha, Punjab province of Pakistan. , 176 km from IB
PAF Mushaf, old aircraft
old aircraft, probably for display
PAF Mushaf, old aircraft on display
Old aircraft on display
PAF Mushaf, PAF Mushaf, Some transport aircraft parked in open
Some transport and quite a few fighter planes are almost always visible here
Same place, Snapshot from 2008
Same place, Snapshot from 2008
Supposedly residential colony near aircraft shelters
Supposedly residential colony near aircraft shelters
Reinforced aircraft shelters
Reinforced aircraft shelters
Aircraft shelters 1
Aircraft shelters 1
Looks like reinforced storage area
Looks like reinforced storage area
Possible SAM sites
Possible SAM sites
Air defence site
Air defence site
Some hangars and possibly underground storage
Some hangars and possibly underground storage
Heavily fortified bunkers. Possible weapon storage
Heavily fortified bunkers. Possible weapon storage
PAF Mushaf, Sargodha, runways
PAF Mushaf, Sargodha, runways
Radar site
Radar site. Administrative buildings are on lower left side. Bigger complex is not visible in this picture.
Possible SAM site (2)
Possible SAM site
Pakistani PM posing with some pilots in front of a F-16 parked outside it’s hardened shelter.
Another view of the shelters.

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Name: Lora Lai. City: Lora Lai. Airport name: Lora Lai. IATA code: LRG

Type: Airstrip and a few helipads.

Location: Balochistan, Pakistan

Coordinates: 30°21′50″N  68°36′54″E

Comments: This seems to be a pretty nondescript patch of land with only a few interesting features. Runway length is 900 m, which makes it pretty unusable for most combat aircraft. There seems to be no civilian infrastructure or civil flights. This is more like a big village or a very small town.

Only interesting thing that I was able to find that Lora Lai is one of primary training centers for Frontier Corps which is mostly involved in operations in Balochistan.

Lora Lai distance from IB 316km
Lora Lai distance from IB 316km
Lora Lai Pakistan
Lora Lai Pakistan
Lora Lai military hospital
Lora Lai military hospital
Lora Lai helipads
Lora Lai helipads
Lora Lai FC training center
Lora Lai FC training center
Lora Lai airstrip 900m
Lora Lai airstrip 900m
Lora Lai cantt
Lora Lai cantt

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I had an Adruino kit lying around for a long time but never did anything with it. Few days back I bought a few sensors and started to build a pollution sensor system consisting of atleast two sensors for now and multiple ways of monitoring. I don’t know any programing and most of the code is copied from different sources and modified wherever required to suit my requirements. As I worked, it became clear that it is not as easy job, so this project is going to be split in to multiple steps.

This project uses two different sensors, a simple MQ135 and a Sharp GP2Y1010. Data sheets are easily available on internet, but for quick reading here are short descriptions:

MQ135: It is a simple sensor used to measure presence of some common pollutants like NH3, NOx, Alcohol, Benzene, Smoke, CO2.  It has 4 pins, two for power supply and 2 for analog and digital readings.

Sharp GP2Y1010 is an optical dust sensor which measures the volume of suspended dust particles in air by using a LED and phototransistor. It has 6 pins.

Adruino pollution sensor project with MQ135 and Sharp GP2Y1010

BASICS:

1 POWER SUPPLY: As of now, Adruino is powered by a USB cable connected to PC. I also have a 9V compatible power supply which can be used once it’s disconnected from PC. I have a old powered USB hub which I plan to use in order to supply a 5V supply later to some components which will be added later. This may be necessary as some components seem to require a bit more power than what is good for accurate readings.

2. ADRUINO : A basic Adruino Uno board.

3. BASE: As of now, I am using breadboard for prototyping stage. If everything goes well, I may rebuild it in a more permanent way.

4. OUTPUT: All the output is being sent to Serial Monitor of Arduino programming interface. A LCD screen and an internet server interface will be added later.

Sharp GP2Y1010 Configuration

  • Pin 1 – Connected to +ve of 220 microF capacitor. -ve of capacitor connected to ground. A 150 Ohm resistor connected to 5 V.
  • Pin 2 – Connected to  -ve of capacitor
  • Pin 3 – Connected to D11 on Adruino
  • Pin 4 – Connected to ground.
  • Pin 5 – Connected to A0 on Adruino
  • Pin 6 – Connected to 5V

CODE:


int measurePin = 0; // Connected to pin 3
int ledPower = 11;  // Connected to pin 5
 
int samplingTime = 280;
int deltaTime = 40;
int sleepTime = 9680;
 
float voMeasured = 0;
float calcVoltage = 0;
float dustDensity = 0;
 
void setup(){
  Serial.begin(9600);
  pinMode(ledPower,OUTPUT);
}
 
void loop(){
  digitalWrite(ledPower,LOW); // power on the LED
  delayMicroseconds(samplingTime);
 
  voMeasured = analogRead(measurePin); // read the dust value
 
  delayMicroseconds(deltaTime);
  digitalWrite(ledPower,HIGH); // turn the LED off
  delayMicroseconds(sleepTime);
 
  // 0 – 5V mapped to 0 – 1023 integer values
  // recover voltage
  calcVoltage = voMeasured * (5.0 / 1024);
 
  // linear eqaution taken from http://www.howmuchsnow.com/arduino/airquality/
  dustDensity = 0.17 * calcVoltage – 0.1;
 
  Serial.print(“Raw Signal Value (0-1023): “);
  Serial.print(voMeasured);
 
  Serial.print(” – Voltage: “);
  Serial.print(calcVoltage);
 
  Serial.print(” – Dust Density: “);
  Serial.println(dustDensity);
 
  delay(1000);
}


OUTPUT:
NORMAL

  • 20:41:58.934 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 180.00 – Voltage: 0.88 – Dust Density: 0.05
  • 20:41:59.950 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 190.00 – Voltage: 0.93 – Dust Density: 0.06
  • 20:42:00.967 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 175.00 – Voltage: 0.85 – Dust Density: 0.05
  • 20:42:01.981 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 182.00 – Voltage: 0.89 – Dust Density: 0.05
  • 20:42:02.996 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 175.00 – Voltage: 0.85 – Dust Density: 0.05
  • 20:42:04.009 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 174.00 – Voltage: 0.85 – Dust Density: 0.04
  • 20:42:05.025 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 173.00 – Voltage: 0.84 – Dust Density: 0.04
  • 20:42:06.036 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 162.00 – Voltage: 0.79 – Dust Density: 0.03
  • 20:42:07.081 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 176.00 – Voltage: 0.86 – Dust Density: 0.05
  • 20:42:08.096 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 170.00 – Voltage: 0.83 – Dust Density: 0.04

As the voltage level fluctuates the dust density readings change accordingly. I burnt a small piece of paper to see if reading schange and they did.


MAXIMUM VALUE 

To get maximum values, I inserted a piece of rolled paper to block the sensor. Voltage readings jump to their maximum value, 3.69 volts and output dust reading is 0.53 at it’s maximum corresponding value.

  • 20:43:33.582 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 755.00 – Voltage: 3.69 – Dust Density: 0.53
  • 20:43:34.598 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 756.00 – Voltage: 3.69 – Dust Density: 0.53
  • 20:43:35.645 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 755.00 – Voltage: 3.69 – Dust Density: 0.53
  • 20:43:36.659 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 755.00 – Voltage: 3.69 – Dust Density: 0.53
  • 20:43:37.673 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 755.00 – Voltage: 3.69 – Dust Density: 0.53
  • 20:43:38.688 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 756.00 – Voltage: 3.69 – Dust Density: 0.53
  • 20:43:39.704 -> Raw Signal Value (0-1023): 755.00 – Voltage: 3.69 – Dust Density: 0.53



MQ135 Pollution Sensor Configuration

  • Vcc – To 5 V
  • GND –  To Ground
  • A – To A1
  • D – Not connected

CODE:


int sensorValue;
int digitalValue;
void setup()
{

Serial.begin(9600); // sets the serial port to 9600
}
void loop()
{
sensorValue = analogRead(1); // read analog input pin 1
Serial.println(sensorValue, DEC); // prints the value read
Serial.println(digitalValue, DEC);
delay(1000); // wait 100ms for next reading
}


OUTPUT

  • 22:40:14.593 -> 105
  • 22:40:14.593 -> 1
  • 22:40:15.608 -> 105
  • 22:40:15.608 -> 1
  • 22:40:16.589 -> 105
  • 22:40:16.589 -> 1
  • 22:40:17.607 -> 104
  • 22:40:17.607 -> 1
  • 22:40:18.589 -> 104

RESULTS:

By themselves, both sensors work fine. The readings seem to be consistent with environmental conditions and change with changing level of pollutants like smoke.

TO BE DONE:

  1. Attach a LCD screen and output the reading directly to it without use of PC.
  2. Adding and configuring a WiFi module to upload data to an online monitoring application.

PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED:

  1. There is a noticeable change in readings if both sensors are used at same time. Adruino doesn’t seem to be able to supply same amount of voltage to multiple components. It will affect readings adversely when more components like LCD screen are added. Perhaps use of a separate power source, like a powered USB hub supplying 5 V will help.
  2. I don’t know of any way to properly calibrate the sensors. These are just the raw readings and may not be entirely accurate. I have not figured out a way to address this issue yet.

More in next post.

Life style habits of an average citizen who is very concerned about the environment and effects of Diwali fireworks:

1. Water : Pre-packaged bottled water. Plastic bottle thrown away after one use. Single use plastic cups in offices and elsewhere. Because carrying water from home or filter is too inconvenient.

2. Fruit & Vegetables : Usually bought from departmental stores which wrap them nicely in styrofoam and plastic sheets. Will not buy it from normal vendors because packaging looks better and “retains freshness”.

3. Favourite food : Definitely going to eat meat. Vegetarian food is so boring. Who cares about stress on environment due to meat industry ! Food : Home delivered in plastic containers. Thrown away the same day. Milk, Bought in plastic bags.

4. Transport : Mostly more polluting diesel engined cars bought because it is cheaper than petrol. Minimal use of public transport. Because walking and public transport is for poor.

5. Love for trees : Never planted a tree whole life. Paid bribes to govt departments just to cut down the trees in front of house to get extra space for parking. Also because trees shed too many leaves and have to pay sweeper extra to remove those.

6. Plants at home: Almost all fake, made of plastic. Because real plants require too much care and effort.

7. Shopping : Will always demand a polythene bag for every purchase. Because carrying own bag is so uncool.

But bursting fireworks on Diwali on night is more polluting than 365 days of such touching concern for environment.

One has to be a special type of hypocrite to whine so much while doing so little.

This is my 2nd article in the series of articles which  analyse the work of Modi government starting from 2014 till present date. This one is about administration and governance. Unlike the first one on defence, it is not that binary and there are quite a few gray areas and is subject to opinions as much it is to facts. For example, I like how NGOs have been brought under tougher checks and a lot of such organisations have been forced to shut shop. But quite a few people view it as unfair. Additionally, there is an overlap between governance issues and various others like economy, foreign policy etc. In this article, focus will will be on the work done or changes in way of working of central government ministries and departments. Some of these will be mentioned in next article which will be about economy issues.

1. Steps for leaner, responsive and more efficient government.

This is the most obvious, yet hardest things to do for any regime. All the decisions made by the politically elected government are implemented by officials who usually see multiple such governments come and go through their service. It is next to impossible to fire or even penalise them for even gross incompetence. Any reform in their way of working is extremely hard and takes years of sustained effort. Political and ideological differences even among ministers also play their part. Then there are politicians who have a mutually beneficial nexus with such officials even when they are out of power. Some of the first steps taken by Modi regime was to break this nexus and it seems to have succeeded partially. But there is still a long way to go.

GOOD

 Govt pushes squatters out of Lutyens Bungalow Zone, only 4 left https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/govt-pushes-squatters-out-of-lutyens-bungalow-zone-only-4-left/story-JrSIsyfhmkeHK1YVgKQMMM.html

Squatters from govt properties removed

1. Officials working for central government have been forced to work much harder, so much so that many now view these prestigious jobs as punishment postings. Many non-performing officers have been disciplined and even sacked, a first. 1* 2* 29* 68* 112* 118* 132*
2. Even serving ministers have been forced to adopt austerity measures. Some examples are no new vehicles, reduced travel expenses 11*13* 71* 125*
3. Influence of foreign interests, corporates and their lobbyists has been severely curtailed. Many “powerful” people who had a lot of influence in various ministries and govt departments now don’t have insider knowledge or influence over decision making. 26* 63* 75*
4. Many politicians squatting on government properties have been forced to vacate them. List of more than 1500 such squatters includes many former ministers, MLAs, MPs and many so called artists, inetellectuals who have been staying in govt allotted properties long after their time was over. Even BJP run state governments have evacuated have evacuated former CMs and MLAs. 61* 65* 104* 108* 109* 113*
5. Business of paid for postings and transfers in many central govt departments has been severely curtailed. 7* 105*
6. Many useless posts have been abolished and major departments downsized and streamlined. Often posts like this were used to accommodate officials in high paying post-retirement postings.4* 117*
7. There is much greater communication between government and people. Many ministers and even PM office interact with common citizens on Twitter among other platforms. 124* 119*
8. Options opened for direct entry of domain experts in to government departments. 133* 134* 135*
9. Various measures taken to improve business climate like curtailment of harassment by various inspectors, passing of bankruptcy law, steps to improve ease of doing business among many others. It resulted in India making a record jump in ease of doing business index in 2017 and broke in to top 100 for first time. 3* 10* 12* 23* 46* 59* 66* 72* 154* 155* 156* 158* 159* 160*
10. A very large number of old, archaic laws removed. Latest one under consideration (July 2018) in Supreme Court is article 377, removal of which will lead to decriminalisation of homo-sexuality. 1159 such redundant laws removed in just 2 years. 42* 163* 164* 165*

BAD

1. Attempts to clean up bureaucracy and red tape need more will. In 4 years, there have not been many deep reforms in functioning of most govt departments, as far as corruption and delays are concerned. Then there have been some seemingly counter-productive measures like the one which makes it harder to investigate a govt servant.
2. For most part, BJP ruled states have not shown enough initiative and willingness for reforms as was expected of them.

SCORE: 6.5/10

There are some measures like removing squatters from palatial govt properties, attempted reforms in beuraucracy

2.Corruption and black money.

Before anyone starts “where are my 15 lakh which Modi promised”, kindly watch this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOa04NN1M_Q

Recovering black money was one of the major poll promises of BJP and they have made fairly good progress on some fronts while it lacks on others.. As it happened, cleanups also unearthed huge scams in bank loans in which UPA regime gave away loans to numerous people who never meant to pay those back. This has proven to be one of the biggest scams in history and many big industrialists and UPA politicians including former Finance Minister Chidambaram have been implicated. Many of them have ran away from India to escape persecution. Apart from that, even after their best efforts, all the opposition parties and their followers have been unable to find a single corruption charge against Modi regime till date.

Action against corruption and black money https://48months.mygov.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/10000000001870622258.png

Action against corruption and black money

Demonetisation, however controversial it may be, has enabled recovery of untaxed income worth thousands of crores which would have never happened except for drastic measure like this. Implementation of GST was not perfect, but it has led to streamlined taxation process with reduced leakage, This link contains list of some income tax raids done immediately after demonetisation. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vRovmVA_9x7NoyJHFLFZ7pA1Mi7gUYB6_OuGHgQA0pFLc9qQ1xTGMClqpGrudmZJ7YrBcg1n-VguZBi/pubhtml?gid=1658058173&single=true

GOOD

1. Huge scam in banking sector in which loans worth thousands of crores were given away without proper checks under influence of UPA ministers unearthed. Number of industrialists, bank officials and politicians are implicated. Many of these industrialists are being forced to give back that money. Legal actions being taken against others, some of which have fled India and some politicians and their associates. Banks starting to show gains after sustained recovery efforts. 120* 131* 136* 137* 138* 139* 140* 141* 158*
2. Many politicians jailed or under investigation for various corruption issues including former CMs and central ministers. 130* 142* 143* 144* 149* 150*
3. Many dubious NGOs, many of which have shady backgrounds have been forced to shut shop or forced to reduce their operations. Among the benign ones, many of such organisations were front for money laundering and payment of lackeys. Others were foreign sponsored fronts for mass scale conversions of Indics, anti-India propaganda and terrorism. 5* 9* 21* 91* 115* 126* 127* 145*
4. A large quantity of black money from foreign bank accounts successfully recovered. Treaties signed with Switzerland (among other countries) under which Swiss will share details of Indians owning bank accounts in Swiss banks. 103* 122* 128* 129* 146* 148*
5. Large increase in number of people paying income tax after rules like Aadhar verification, demonetisation, GST. Huge amounts of money recovered in income tax raids. Properties of gangsters targeted. Lakhs of shell companies closed down. 101* 121* 123* 128* 129* 147* 151* 152* 153* 161*
6. Stronger laws passed against corruption and tax evasion. Top level corruption reduces significantly. 33* 75* 93* 101* 102*

BAD

1. Modi regime perhaps underestimated how difficult the recovery of black money from foreign accounts will be. Although a huge sum of money has been recovered, the whole process will take a lot longer and most likely will fall short of hype during election campaign.
2. A number of bank loan defaulters managed to evade authorities and escape to foreign countries. If they had been arrested earlier, then loan recovery would have been a lot more easier and faster.
3. Implementation of GST was not up to par. Numerous issues still exist which will take atleast a few months to be sorted out.
4. Although I personally support demonetisation, it was not as well planned as it should have been. Very large number of people faced inconveniences for quite long time due to shortage of currency. Strangely, number of currency notes in circulation has reached back previous levels.

5. Even if corruption at top levels has been reduced, grassroot corruption still seems to be as bad as it was earlier. Problem of citizens dealing directly with govt departments have not eased much.

 

SCORE: 6.5/10

The actual score would have been a 6. Extra half point is due to clean image of almost every minister and no scams yet. Opposition parties have tried their best to make up scams like the one for Rafale planes, but their attempts have been laughably stupid.

3. Programs for citizens.

Energy savings with new policies https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/how-modi-governments-led-programme-hopes-to-emerge-as-a-win-win-from-consumer-point-of-view/articleshow/52592189.cms

Reforms in electricity

This regime seems to have better reach out programs for general public which are meant to make their lives and interaction with government machinery easier and fruitful. In addition to big steps like Jan Dhan bank accounts, Mudra Yojna, free LPG for poor, there have been number of measures implemented to make government departments more responsive and approachable. Some of these points have overlap with economy and infrastructure issues, but they are mentioned here because they affect lives of citizens directly. and profoundly.. Some of these will be explained in detail in later posts.

GOOD

1. Red tape cut across various government departments. Steps like digital locker, self-attestation of documents and a few others meant to reduce paperwork, unnecessary delays and corruption implemented. 47* 62* 66* 67* 72* 107*
2. Jan Dhan Yojna brings banking to the poorest and enables direct transfer of funds for subsidies and other welfare programs. This is one of the best measures in quite a long time meant for direct benefit of the poor. Reduces delays and corruption. 167* 168* 169* 170* 171* 172* 173* 175*
3. Passport issue and re-issue process made much easier and faster. 110* 166*
4. More platforms for feedback about government departments and policies created. Emphasis on transparency in governance and grievance redressal mechanisms. 79* 124* 116* 119*
5. Steps taken to solve some employee issues related to Provident Fund, pensions and others. Lot more reforms still needed. 6* 18*
6. Swachh Bharat Mission despite problems is showing some results. 85% of population now has access to toilets, compared to around 40% at start of program. According to WHO, 3 lakhs deaths caused by diarrhea were averted between 2014 and 2019. A lot of public places like railway stations are much cleaner. 175 * 176* 177* 178* 179*

Highway construction Source https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/img/63791557/Master.jpg

Source https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/img/63791557/Master.jpg

7. Ujwala Yojana, a scheme meant to eradicate use of polluting fuels like wood, coal, dung for cooking proves to be a good success. 5 crore new connections allotted ahead of target. 180* 181* 182* 183*
8. While many countries struggle with it, India implements strong net neutrality rules. 184* 185*
9. Multiple steps taken to improve conditions for farmers. Extra impetus on reducing malnutrition and increasing availability of nutritional food to citizens through various schemes. 186*, 187*, 188*, 189* 205* 206*
10. Excellent work so far by power ministry bringing even the remotest places in India on electricity grid. A number of villages which had remained outside the grid now have electricity. Additionally, electricity production and distribution is much better. India has a power surplus and is 3rd largest electricity producer in world. Most of issues still remaining are more often than not due to inefficient and corrupt state electricity corporations. Cheap LED bulbs help in reducing power consumption. 190*, 191* 192* 193* 194* 195* 196* 197* 198* 199* 200* 201* 202*
11. Much needed push for solar power with huge new solar power plants coming up. 203* 204*
12. Pace of road construction across the country has picked up substantially and it has been the highest till now. Many remote regions have new connectivity and existing highways in most regions have been upgraded, 207* to 232* 26 links

 

BAD

1. Inspite of all the schemes and subsidies, Indian agricultural sector suffers from various issues which will need a lot more work and better implementations. There has been no obvious solution of issues arising due to small size of land holdings, mimimum support prices and bureaucratic red tape.
2. Swach Bharat mission has been partially successful at best.
3. Implementation of digital measures meant to reduce red tape have had limited effect till now. Many people and govt departments remain unaware and disinterested in these changes.

SCORE: 7/10

If it was just the intention of projects mentioned here, this would be a full 10. But meaningful implementation of many of these projects is hampered by numerous factors like inefficient, corrupt bureaucracy, infinitely stupid and large population as well as mediocre planning. Some of these projects are longterm and the effects will be visible only after a certain amount of time.

FINAL SCORE: 6.6/10

If compared with UPA regime, this one is miles ahead in almost everything. But this is not a good enough standard to improve upon. There have been some good efforts from top, but on ground implementation has been good in only a few. Some of the long standing issues like reforms in bureaucracy, agriculture and a few other fields which will take more than just good intent and announcement of schemes.

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2. Working a 6-day week? No problem! Bureaucrats are loving Modi’s iron-fist http://www.firstbiz.com/corporate/working-6-day-week-problem-bureaucrats-loving-modis-iron-fist-87549.html
3. Investments to get push as Modi govt takes green clearances online http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Narendra-Modi-to-MPs-Ask-SC-to-fast-track-your-cases/articleshow/36405187.cms
4. PM Narendra Modi scraps 4 Cabinet Committees, including one on UIDAI http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-06-11/news/50478696_1_cabinet-panels-prime-minister-narendra-modi-cabinet-secretariat
5. Modi govt puts NGOs under scan following IB warning http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/modi-govt-puts-ngos-under-intense-scan-following-ib-warning/article1-1228881.aspx
6. Employees to get pension payment order on retirement day: Govt http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/pension-payment-order-jitendra-singh-37989.html
7. National acc wiil be-appointing authority for top officers http://www.jagran.com/news/national-acc-wiil-be-appointing-authority-for-top-officers-11391267.html?src=p1
8. Rajnath singh reviews citizens database scheme http://www.lensonnews.com/lensonnews/1/59/62099/1/rajnath-singh-reviews-citizens-database-scheme.html
9. Centre cracks the whip on NGOs, direct foreign funding put on hold http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/centre-cracks-the-whip-on-ngos-direct-foreign-funding-put-on-hold_940813.html
10. Government clears investment hurdles, gives go ahead to seven projects worth Rs 21,000 crore http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/infrastructure/government-clears-investment-hurdles-gives-go-ahead-to-seven-projects-worth-rs-21000-crore/articleshow/36847309.cms
11. Narendra Modi cracks the whip on ministers’ foreign travels http://www.financialexpress.com/news/narendra-modi-cracks-the-whip-on-ministers-foreign-travels/1262585
12. Forest ministry greenlights faster, simpler clearances; defence, roads get priority http://www.financialexpress.com/news/forest-ministry-greenlights-faster-simpler-clearances-defence-roads-get-priority/1262507
13. Modi austerity drive, no new cars for ministers, PMO to monitor spending http://ibnlive.in.com/news/modi-austerity-drive-no-new-cars-for-ministers-pmo-to-monitor-spending/481828-37-64.html
14. 3 satellite cities being planned for re-settlement of Kashmiri Pandits http://daily.bhaskar.com/news/NAT-TOP-3-satellites-cities-being-planned-for-re-settlement-of-kashmiri-pandits-4656258-NOR.html
15. Thirty days in office, Narendra Modi-led NDA working to keep promises http://www.financialexpress.com/news/thirty-days-in-office-narendra-modiled-nda-working-to-keep-promises/1264309
16. Narendra Modi government to club three social security schemes http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/narendra-modi-government-to-club-three-social-security-schemes/articleshow/37285706.cms
17. Rajnath Singh sets a 3-yr deadline for NPR rollout, link to voter ID likely http://indianexpress.com/article/india/politics/3-yr-deadline-for-npr-rollout-link-to-voter-id-likely/
18. Register online, get provident fund code within hours http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/wealth/savings-centre/savings-news/register-online-get-provident-fund-code-within-hours/articleshow/37555385.cms
19. 660 Nirbhaya Centres for women violence victims http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2014/jul/03/660-nirbhaya-centres-for-women-violence-victims/647b60d7f8c4149a28b9d8ccfafa18c9
20. Passport delivery to become hassle-free, no police verification in case of renewal http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Passport-delivery-to-become-hassle-free-no-police-verification-in-case-of-renewal/articleshow/37724655.cms
21. ‘No relevance’, Centre asks UN mission to vacate Delhi office http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/no-relevance-centre-asks-un-mission-to-vacate-delhi-office/
22. New advisory to end ‘inspector raj’ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/New-advisory-to-end-inspector-raj/articleshow/38036699.cms
23. Centre to shield businesses from dreaded ‘inspector raj’ with new system http://www.financialexpress.com/news/centre-to-shield-businesses-from-dreaded-inspector-raj-with-new-system/1270288
24. Railways’ ‘silent killers’: Now, trains won’t stop at ‘MP stops’ http://www.financialexpress.com/news/trains-now-won-t-stop-at-mp-stops/1270285
25. Managing of PM Relief Fund to be modelled on Gujarat scheme http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/managing-of-pm-relief-fund-to-be-modelled-on-gujarat-scheme/
26. Fear and foreboding in South Block http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/nation/fear-and-foreboding-in-south-block
27. Government proposes changes in BIS to ensure product quality, withdrawal of substandard goods http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/government-proposes-changes-in-bis-to-ensure-product-quality-withdrawal-of-substandard-goods/articleshow/38826859.cms
28. Narendra Modi government’s small reforms with big impact http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/narendra-modi-governments-small-reforms-with-big-impact/articleshow/38885465.cms
29. For the first time in the history, IAS officers sacked in disproportionate assets case http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/arvind-joshi-ias-officer-sacked-in-disproportionate-assets-case–39518.html
30. Centre clears revised norms for new airport bids in record time http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Centre-clears-revised-norms-for-new-airport-bids-in-record-time/articleshow/38881132.cms
31. PM launches unique web platform to get citizens’ ideas for governance http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/PM-launches-unique-web-platform-to-get-citizens-ideas-for-governance/articleshow/39041211.cms
32. Govt dissolves Khadi commission http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/govt-dissolves-khadi-commission/article6254888.ece
33. Narendra Modi government asks ‘Babus’ to declare assets on or before September 15 http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/govt-asks-babus-to-declare-assets-by-september-15–39747.html
34. Army Happy With ‘Quick’ Govt http://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/Army-Happy-With-‘Quick’-Govt/2014/07/27/article2350296.ece
35. Modi Cabinet clears labour reform Bills http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/modi-cabinet-clears-labour-reform-bills-114073100236_1.html
36. How Achche Din dawned for Std XI and XII students in Baramulla http://www.rediff.com/news/special/special-how-achche-din-dawned-for-std-xi-and-xii-students-in-baramulla/20140731.htm
37. Madhya Pradesh govt rehabs Bangla non-Muslims http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Madhya-Pradesh-govt-rehabs-Bangla-non-Muslims/articleshow/39326264.cms
38. Winds of change: Productivity of Lok Sabha climbs to 103% http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Winds-of-change-Productivity-of-Lok-Sabha-climbs-to-103/articleshow/39440615.cms
39. Government tells states to build detention centers for illegal Bangladeshis http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-government-tells-states-to-build-detention-centers-for-illegal-bangladeshis-2007991
40. Cabinet clears amendments to Juvenile Justice Act paving way for harsher punishment http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Cabinet-clears-amendments-to-Juvenile-Justice-Act-paving-way-for-harsher-punishment/articleshow/39767899.cms
41. Cabinet approves bill for judicial appointment body http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Cabinet-approves-bill-for-judicial-appointment-body/articleshow/39773831.cms
42. Administration Govt prepares bill to repeal 36 archaic laws http://news.oneindia.in/india/govt-prepares-bill-to-repeal-36-archaic-laws-1499231.html Administration
43. 13 reasons to cheer Modi sarkar’s first Parliament session http://www.rediff.com/news/report/reasons-to-cheer-modi-sarkar-first-parliament-session/20140814.htm
44. 10 things that the Modi government is doing right http://www.rediff.com/news/special/10-things-that-the-modi-government-is-doing-right/20140813.htm
45. Budget session productivity hits a high of 104% http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Budget-session-productivity-hits-a-high-of-104/articleshow/40296076.cms
46. Bid to improve investment climate http://www.telegraphindia.com/1140817/jsp/business/story_18728366.jsp#.U_AUcWOwT5c
47. Marriage registrations to go online from next month http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Marriage-registrations-to-go-online-from-next-month/articleshow/40319783.cms
48. New norms soon for PSU bank directors; CMD post to be split http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/New-norms-soon-for-PSU-bank-directors-CMD-post-to-be-split/articleshow/40353924.cms
49. National Investigation Agency ropes in Indian Statistical Institute for study on fake currency notes http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-08-17/news/52901475_1_ficn-fake-currency-notes-currency-cell
50. 1 lakh per school to cover 10,000 schools. http://www.tcs.com/news_events/press_releases/Pages/TCS-PM-Clean-India-Initiative.aspx
51. INDIA MODI-fied: Volume-3; The First Propulsion http://www.indianotes.com/uploads/article_pdf/2014/MotilalOswal_Modified_19August_2014.pdf
52. IRCTC to soon offer cash on delivery for rail tickets http://firstbiz.firstpost.com/economy/wow-irctc-to-soon-offer-cash-on-delivery-for-rail-tickets-94452.html
53. 100-day delivery: Modi ready with infra report card http://m.moneycontrol.com/news/economy/100-day-delivery-modi-readyinfra-report-card_1164101.html
54. PM Modi sets up committee to identify ‘obsolete’ laws Manifesto http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/narendra-modi-sets-up-committee-to-identify-obsolete-laws/1/379398.html Administration
55. .भारत (.Bharat) top-level domain launched http://ibnlive.in.com/news/-bharat-toplevel-domain-launched/494798-11.html
56. PM Modi’s big plan: Get education, medical & birth records online in a digital locker http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-08-29/news/53362935_1_prime-minister-narendra-modi-suggestions-government-offices
57. Buoyed by PM Modi’s election win, economy set to clock highest growth in 2 years http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-08-29/news/53362744_1_pm-modi-low-growth-gdp
58. 100 DAYS – A report card http://i.imgur.com/kByr5OK.jpg

59. Job creation to inspector raj, government did its work http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/job-creation-to-inspector-raj-government-did-its-work/
60. Right and Radical The understated revolution of Prime Minister Narendra Modi http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/nation/right-and-radical
61. Modi gets Lutyens’ bungalows vacated in three months http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/modi-gets-lutyens-bungalows-vacated-in-three-months/article1-1261088.aspx
62. Soon, single RTO visit will be sufficient http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Soon-single-RTO-visit-will-be-sufficient/articleshow/41909687.cms Modi effect?
63. Favouritism in govt decisions down, India improves global rank Modi effect? https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Favouritism-in-govt-decisions-down-India-improves-global-rank/articleshow/41935552.cms
64. Jammu and Kashmir floods: Narendra Modi deploys successful Google app to find people http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-jammu-and-kashmir-floods-narendra-modi-deploys-successful-google-app-to-find-people-2017385
65. Power, water supplies snapped in houses of Ajit Singh, Azharuddin http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=263134
66. Modi government promotes self attestation of documents http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-08-02/news/52356466_1_affidavits-pm-narendra-modi-pmo
67. Non-essential drugs: NPPA withdraws price control order http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/nonessential-drugs-nppa-withdraws-price-control-order/article6439154.ece
68. Attendance.gov.in: Modi government launches website to track attendance of government employees http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-10-07/news/54735540_1_biometric-attendance-system-government-employees-attendance-records
69. Center launches Air Quality Index http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/centre-launches-index-to-measure-air-quality/articleshow/44866324.cms
70. Narendra Modi government takes RTI to another level: All replies to be put online http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/narendra-modi-government-takes-rti-to-another-level-all-replies-to-be-put-online/articleshow/44898219.cms
71. Modi government cancels golf memberships for bureaucrats http://www.deccanchronicle.com/150129/nation-current-affairs/article/modi-government-cancels-golf-memberships-bureaucrats
72. Narendra Modi Cabinet to cut paper trail, go Kindle http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/narendra-modi-cabinet-to-cut-paper-trail-go-kindle/43358/
73. What triggered the crackdown http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/TOI-exclusive-on-corporate-espionage-What-triggered-the-crackdown/articleshow/46318191.cms
74. When an “Aam Aadmi” exposed Journalist Mihir S Sharma http://www.opindia.com/2015/02/when-an-aam-aadmi-exposed-journalist-mihir-s-sharma/
75. Top-level corruption’s down in Modi govt, fingers crossed: India Inc http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Top-level-corruptions-down-in-Modi-govt-fingers-crossed-India-Inc/articleshow/46328407.cms
76. Indian Railways launches country’s first customer complaint mobile app (IT) http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/railways-launches-indias-first-customer-complaint-mobile-app/1/421909.html
77. Mispricing exports, imports may land you in jail for 7 years http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Mispricing-exports-imports-may-land-you-in-jail-for-7-years/articleshow/46465386.cms
78. Operation Smile: Rajnath Singh’s push helps recover 2500 missing children http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46598821.cms
79. PM launches multi-purpose and multi-modal platform PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation) http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=117702
80. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves innovative mechanism for utilization of stranded gas based generation capacity http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=117698
81. Formation of SPV to provide efficient rail evacuation systems to Major Ports http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=117694
82. Modi led NDA govt bypasses bid route, PGCIL to develop 20K MW green corridor http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/narendra-modi-led-nda-govt-bypasses-bid-route-pgcil-to-develop-20k-mw-green-corridor/57520/?
83. Reclaim your inoperative EPFO a/c money http://www.business-standard.com/article/pf/reclaim-your-inoperative-epfo-a-c-money-115032600231_1.html
84. Judicial reform proposals: Litigations to end in 3 to 5 years, summons to be sent by email http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-01-08/news/57838245_1_top-judges-high-courts-chief-justices-conference
85. In Big Relief for Farmers, PM Modi Announces More Compensation for Crop Damage http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/in-big-relief-for-farmers-pm-modi-announces-more-compensation-for-crop-damage-753168?site=full
86. Home Ministry freezes all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India http://ibnlive.in.com/news/home-ministry-freezes-all-7-bank-accounts-of-greenpeace-india/538849-3.html
87. LPG cash transfer plan takes commercial cylinder sales up http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-04-13/news/61102830_1_lpg-cylinders-auto-lpg-dbtl
88. PM Modi launches PRAGATI platform for redressal of grievances (DNA) http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-pm-modi-launches-pragati-platform-for-redressal-of-grievances-2071960
89. Ford Foundation put under MHA watch list in “national interest and security” of India http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-04-24/news/61493635_1_home-ministry-ford-foundation-watch-list
90. NaMo’s healing touch to Farmers – Direct Deposit of Relief to Jan Dhan Accounts http://www.niticentral.com/2015/04/22/compensate-farmers-jan-dhan-yojana-accounts-310605.html
91. Govt cancels licences of 8,975 NGOs for failing to file annual returns http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govt-cancels-licences-of-8975-NGOs-for-failing-to-file-annual-returns/articleshow/47075077.cms?
92. Bharat Mala: PM Narendra Modi’s planned Rs 14,000 crore road from Gujarat to Mizoram (ET) http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-04-29/news/61652753_1_crore-road-road-connectivity-road-network
93. Cabinet clears stronger anti-corruption Act http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cabinet-clears-amendments-to-anticorruption-act/article7154111.ece?homepage=true
94. Prime Minister to Launch Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) AND The Atal Pension Yojana (APY) on 9th May 2015 at Kolkata http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=120041
95. Narendra Modi government eases incorporation of business, process to take just 1 form starting today http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47116318.cms
96. Forest fund gets Rs 38,000 crore boost http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/environment/flora-fauna/forest-fund-gets-rs-38000-crore-boost/articleshow/47102196.cms
97. India is in a much better place after one year of Modi rule http://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/Myth-n-Reality/india-is-in-a-much-better-place-after-one-year-of-modi-rule/
98. One Year Later, India In Better Shape Under Modi http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2015/05/03/one-year-later-india-in-better-shape-under-modi/
99. One year of Modi government: A look at what does India Inc think http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/one-year-of-modi-government-a-look-at-what-does-india-inc-think/articleshow/47155459.cms
100. Entire Machinery of Indian Railways Geared up for Implementation Work http://www.orissadiary.com/CurrentNews.asp?id=59098
101. Govt goes after D-gang properties, to approach agencies abroad http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govt-goes-after-D-gang-properties-to-approach-agencies-abroad/articleshow/47335585.cms
102. Black Money Bill with more teeth gets Rajya Sabha approval http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/black-money-bill-with-more-teeth-gets-rajya-sabha-approval/article7202317.ece
103. Switzerland begins naming Indians, foreigners being probed at home for tax evasion http://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/swiss-begins-naming-indians-others-being-probed-at-home/article1-1351161.aspx
104. Narendra Modi government booted out 460 leaders from Lutyens bungalows http://www.abplive.in/india/2015/06/06/article610140.ece/Narendra-Modi-government-Lutyens-bungalows-Venkaiah-Naidu-nda-government
105. How the PM dismantled the transfer-posting industry http://www.dailyo.in/politics/modi1-narendra-modi-bureaucracy-ias-pk-mishra-upa-pmo-indian-railways-suresh-prabhu/story/1/4186.html
106. Meet India’s chief human resources officer http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/specials-meet-indias-chief-human-resources-officer/20150611.htm
107. Live paperless; keep sensitive data, documents safe in DigiLocker http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/wealth/savings-centre/analysis/live-paperless-keep-sensitive-data-documents-safe-in-digilocker/articleshow/47609731.cms
108. With 1500 squatters kicked out from Lutyens bungalows, it might explain why its always Modi vs All http://www.opindia.com/2018/02/with-1500-squatters-kicked-out-from-lutyens-bungalows-it-might-explain-why-its-always-modi-vs-all/
109 Govt pushes squatters out of Lutyens Bungalow Zone, only 4 left https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/govt-pushes-squatters-out-of-lutyens-bungalow-zone-only-4-left/story-JrSIsyfhmkeHK1YVgKQMMM.html
110. Police verification no longer required for reissue of passports: Govt http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/police-verification-no-longer-required-for-reissue-of-passports-govt/
111. Govt’s ultimatum to road developers: Perform or perish http://www.financialexpress.com/article/india-news/govts-ultimatum-to-road-developers-perform-or-perish/181570/
112. 2,200 corrupt govt officials identified in 2015, CBI says http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/2200-corrupt-govt-officials-identified-in-2015-CBI-says/articleshow/51032131.cms
113. Narendra Modi government evicts record number of illegal occupants from Lutyens Delhi http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/narendra-modi-government-evicts-record-number-of-illegal-occupants-from-lutyens-delhi/articleshow/51329453.cms
114. Parrikar finds $3 bn lying forgotten in US account http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/parrikar-finds-3-bn-lying-forgotten-in-us-account-116030500049_1.html
115. India denies visas to US religious freedom body http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/india-denies-visas-to-us-religious-freedom-body/articleshow/51248712.cms
116. FCI goes online, links 30 godowns in 1st phase http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/51443357.cms
117. Big reform: Modi government plans to redeploy bureaucrats and reduce patronage postings http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/big-reform-modi-government-plans-to-redeploy-bureaucrats-and-reduce-patronage-postings/articleshow/51504060.cms
118. 15 customs and central excise personnel fired: Sacking signals crackdown on laggards http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/51676177.cms
119. Modi government makes 8 lakh calls in 10 days to check success of four big schemes http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/51691671.cms
120. The biggest ever fire sale of Indian corporate assets has begun, to tide over bad loans crisis http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/the-biggestever-fire-sale-of-indian-corporate-assets-has-begun-to-tide-over-bad-loans-crisis/article8573163.ece?homepage=true
121. Blackmoney: Govt unearths indirect tax evasion of Rs 50,000 crore in two years http://indianexpress.com/article/business/economy/blackmoney-govt-unearths-indirect-tax-evasion-of-rs-50000-crore-in-two-years-2793085/
122. The Mauritius Loophole: The Story Of Its Origin And How India Finally Managed To Shut It http://swarajyamag.com/economy/the-mauritius-loophole-the-story-of-its-origin-and-how-india-finally-managed-to-shut-it Infrastructure
123. Rs. 43,000 Crore In Black Money Recovered In 2 Years: Revenue Secretary http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/rs-43-000-crore-in-black-money-recovered-in-2-years-revenue-secretary-1427078
124. Why PM Modi called this Tripura IAS officer at 10pm http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Why-PM-Modi-called-this-Tripura-IAS-officer-at-10pm/articleshow/53908586.cms
125. PM Narendra Modi’s Cleanliness Drive Frees Up Space For 50 In His Office http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pm-modis-cleanliness-drive-in-his-office-frees-up-space-for-50-people-1287549?pfrom=home-lateststories
126. Ford Foundation-govt stand-off ends as NGO agrees to come under Fema http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Ford-Foundation-govt-stand-off-ends-as-NGO-agrees-to-come-under-Fema/articleshow/48092013.cms?from=mdr
127. Home Ministry freezes all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India http://ibnlive.in.com/news/home-ministry-freezes-all-7-bank-accounts-of-greenpeace-india/538849-3.html
128. Govt to net Rs 10,000 crore from Swiss bank accounts by March-end: SIT http://m.timesofindia.com/india/Govt-to-net-Rs-10k-cr-by-March-end-from-Swiss-account-holders-SIT/articleshow/46180794.cms
129. Swiss banks up black money vigil as India threatens criminal action http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46812758.cms
130. CBI raids P Chidambaram and son Karti’s residence in Chennai; Congress calls it political vendetta by BJP http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-cbi-raids-former-union-minister-p-chidambaram-s-residence-in-chennai-2439731
131. Banking scam has UPA era roots http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/12894-banking-scam-has-upa-era-roots
132. Modi Govt @ 4: How the Dread of Deadlines Revamped Sarkaari Offices https://www.news18.com/news/india/modi-govt-4-how-the-dread-of-deadlines-revamped-sarkaari-offices-1760253.html
133. Private Sector Professionals Can Be Bureaucrats, 10 Senior Posts Open https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/lateral-entry-to-bureaucracy-a-reality-with-openings-in-10-ministries-1865251
134. Alternative to IAS? Modi govt opens lateral entry for professionals as Joint Secretaries; details here https://www.financialexpress.com/jobs/alternative-to-ias-modi-govt-opens-lateral-entry-for-professionals-as-joint-secretaries-details-here/1200499/
135. Lateral Entry: Landmark step by Modi govt to equip bureaucracy for challenges and opportunities http://www.opindia.com/2018/06/lateral-entry-landmark-step-by-modi-govt-to-equip-bureaucracy-for-challenges-and-opportunities/
136. Nirav Modi scam: PNB, Allahabad Bank boards may decide on further action against EDs, MD https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/nirav-modi-scam-pnb-allahabad-bank-boards-may-decide-on-further-action-against-eds-md/articleshow/65091642.cms
137. Fraud-hit PNB’s bad loan recovery of over Rs 7,700 cr in first quarter tops FY18 level, says bank official https://www.firstpost.com/business/fraud-hit-pnbs-bad-loan-recovery-of-over-rs-7700-cr-in-first-quarter-tops-fy18-level-says-bank-official-4750081.html
138. ED chargesheet against Sterling Biotech director in bank loan fraud case https://www.livemint.com/Companies/q0JDUNPwkziERkRKYJVjhM/ED-chargesheet-against-Sterling-Biotech-director-in-bank-loa.html PNB
139. Fraud: CBI arrests Nirav Modi’s associates from Ajmer https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/pnb-fraud-cbi-arrests-nirav-modis-associates-from-ajmer/videoshow/64940649.cms
140. Vijay Mallya’s lenders secure UK court win in bid to recover dues https://www.livemint.com/Companies/Umn3ZSofRP0j1A1qsr7SrJ/Vijay-Mallyas-London-house-can-be-searched-says-UK-High-Co.html
141. Government charts plan to stop loan defaulters from taking flight http:////economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/65027158.cms
142. Lalu gets 14 yrs in jail in fodder scam: You reap what you sow, says BJP https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/fodder-scam-lalu-prasad-gets-7-yrs-in-jail-in-dumka-treasury-case-updates-118032400183_1.html
143. What The SC Said About Jayalalithaa: She Was The Source Of Funds For Shell Companies https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/what-the-sc-said-about-jayalalithaa-she-was-the-source-of-funds-for-shell-compan/297959
144. Chidambaram Now an Accused in Aircel Maxis Case, Says CBI Pressured to Make Preposterous Charges https://in.news.yahoo.com/cbi-names-p-chidambaram-son-110944958.html
145. India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected https://sg.news.yahoo.com/india-orders-mother-teresa-care-homes-inspected-041358722.html
146. पनामा पेपर्स: 1140 करोड़ रुपए की अघोषित संपत्ति मिली, 16 भारतीयों पर मुकदमा दर्ज http://zeenews.india.com/hindi/india/government-files-cases-against-16-indians-in-panama-paper-leak/418717
147. Rs 100-cr cash, 90-kg bullion recovered after I-T raids on Tamil Nadu contracting firm https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/rs-100-cr-cash-90-kg-bullion-recovered-after-i-t-raids-on-tamil-nadu-contracting-firm/story-wCgEuw6TVj2TKnnSAV7R7J.html
148. Panama Papers: Income Tax Raids Several Locations In Delhi-NCR https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/panama-papers-income-tax-raids-several-locations-in-delhi-ncr-1781218
149. DK Shivakumar Case: Income Tax Department Conducts Raids At 10 Locations https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/dk-shivakumar-case-income-tax-department-conducts-raids-at-10-locations-1743908
150. I-T raids on TN Health Minister, others yield Rs 4.5 crore http://zeenews.india.com/tamil-nadu/i-t-raids-on-tn-health-minister-others-yield-rs-4-5-crore-1993963.html
151. Rs 3-4 lakh crore of evaded income deposited in banks post demonetisation http://zeenews.india.com/personal-finance/rs-3-4-lakh-crore-of-evaded-income-deposited-in-banks-post-demonetisation_1965941.html
152. Demonetisation: Income Tax department seizes Rs 3,185 crore black money, Rs 86 crore in new notes http://zeenews.india.com/personal-finance/demonetisation-income-tax-department-seizes-rs-3185-crore-black-money-rs-86-crore-in-new-notes_1960216.html
153. Massive IT raids across country: New, old currency seized in Bengaluru, Panjim, Faridabad, 4 arrested http://zeenews.india.com/economy/series-of-it-raids-across-country-new-old-currency-seized-in-bengaluru-panjim-faridabad_1958257.html
154. Ease of Doing Business rankings: India makes highest-ever jump to rank 100 out of 190 countrie https://www.businesstoday.in/current/economy-politics/ease-of-doing-business-rankings-india-rank-world-bank-100/story/262976.html
155. How Insolvency And Bankruptcy Reforms Are Helping Clean Up The NPA Mess https://swarajyamag.com/economy/how-insolvency-and-bankruptcy-reforms-are-helping-clean-up-the-npa-mess
156. Govt eyes bankruptcy reform to ease decades of gridlock http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-eyes-bankruptcy-reform-to-ease-decades-of-gridlock-115103000503_1.html
157. Six-month limit likely to declare firms bankrupt http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/six-month-limit-likely-to-declare-firms-bankrupt-115110401431_1.html
158. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code has begun to transform the Indian NPA resolution process and its credit culture https://medium.com/@Anavrta/the-insolvency-and-bankruptcy-code-has-begun-to-transform-the-indian-debt-resolution-process-and-a4b4d67b1e9d
159. Narendra Modi govt set to unleash major labour reforms push http://www.financialexpress.com/economy/narendra-modi-govt-set-to-unleash-major-labour-reforms-push/577741/
160. FDI tide turns in India’s favour http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/portfolio/macro-view/fdi-tide-turns-in-indias-favour/article8573044.ece
161. List of Income Tax raids in Dec 2016 after demonetisation. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vRovmVA_9x7NoyJHFLFZ7pA1Mi7gUYB6_OuGHgQA0pFLc9qQ1xTGMClqpGrudmZJ7YrBcg1n-VguZBi/pubhtml?gid=1658058173&single=true
162. ‘No Question, Only Thanks’: Opposition Praise For Sushma Swaraj http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/no-question-only-thanks-opposition-praise-for-sushma-swaraj-1285367
163. 1,159 obsolete laws scrapped by Modi govt; 1,301 junked in previous 64 years https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/1159-obsolete-laws-scrapped-by-Modi-govt-1301-junked-in-previous-64-years/articleshow/52333875.cms
164. Goodbye, old laws: Modi government scraps 1,200 redundant Acts, 1,824 more identified for repeal https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/story/narendra-modi-law-ministry-ravi-shankar-prasad-984025-2017-06-22
165. Section 377: Government leaves decision to the wisdom of the Supreme Court https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/section-377-government-leaves-decision-on-the-wisdom-of-the-supreme-court/articleshow/64942825.cms
166. Mind-boggling! Passport Seva mobile app downloaded a million times within two days http://www.dnaindia.com/business/report-mind-boggling-passport-seva-mobile-app-downloaded-a-million-times-within-two-days-2630989
167. NDA’s ambitious financial inclusion plan Jan Dhan Yojana launched, claims to benefit 1 crore on Day 1 Manifesto http://ibnlive.in.com/news/ndas-ambitious-financial-inclusion-plan-jan-dhan-yojana-launched-claims-to-benefit-1-crore-on-day-1/494861-3.html
168. NaMo’s healing touch to Farmers – Direct Deposit of Relief to Jan Dhan Accounts http://www.niticentral.com/2015/04/22/compensate-farmers-jan-dhan-yojana-accounts-310605.html
169. Jan Dhan scheme: LPG subsidy transfer sees zero-balance a/cs drop below 50% http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/banking/jan-dhan-scheme-lpg-subsidy-transfer-sees-zerobalance-acs-drop-below-50/article7522914.ece
170. PMJDY zero balance accounts have fallen below 40% now, from the original high of almost 80 http://www.business-standard.com/article/finance/jan-dhan-deposits-exceed-rs-25k-cr-115101400059_1.html
171. Polavaram is reaping the Jan Dhan benefit http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/specials/india-file/polavaram-is-reaping-the-jan-dhan-benefit/article8241246.ece?homepage=true
172. Jan Dhan Yojana 5.37 crore bank a/cs. Deposits grow from Rs 4.27 lakh to Rs 27,000 crore in a year http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/jan-dhan-yojana-5-37-crore-bank-a/cs-deposits-grow-from-rs-4-27-lakh-to-rs-27000-crore-in-a-year/articleshow/49848125.cms
173. Deposits in Jan Dhan accounts cross Rs 30,000 cr http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/deposits-in-jan-dhan-accounts-cross-rs-30-000-cr-116012201019_1.html
174. Why Jan-Dhan Yojana is gaining currency in Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/why-jan-dhan-yojana-is-gaining-currency-in-uttar-pradesh-west-bengal-116052600920_1.html
175. Swachh Bharat Mission: A remarkable transformation https://www.livemint.com/Opinion/T6KY7kJw2ZYYWzChGxJLkJ/Swachh-Bharat-Mission-a-remarkable-transformation.html
176. Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Would Result In Averting More Than 3 Lakh Deaths By October 2019, Says WHO https://swachhindia.ndtv.com/swachh-bharat-abhiyan-gramin-avert-three-lakh-deaths-who-report-23667/
177. Swachh Bharat offers a bonanza for India Inc https://www.livemint.com/Politics/OVNcyjgJG0iJ817eoeKd2M/Swachh-Bharat-offers-a-bonanza-for-India-Inc.html
178. Swachh Bharat mission: World’s largest toilet-building initiative drives sales of sanitaryware, hygiene products https://in.news.yahoo.com/swachh-bharat-mission-world-apos-071027923.html
179. Sanitation coverage in rural India under Swachh Bharat rises to 85% https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/sanitation-coverage-in-rural-india-under-swachh-bharat-rises-to-85/articleshow/64512145.cms
180. समय से पहले सरकार ने पूरा किया उज्ज्वला का लक्ष्य, सुमित्रा महाजन ने सौंपा 5 करोड़वां कनेक्शन https://www.jagran.com/politics/national-modi-government-completed-five-million-connections-under-pradhan-mantri-ujjwala-yojana-before-deadline-18274299.html
181. 5 cr free gas connections target completed before deadline: Pradhan https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/5-cr-free-gas-connections-target-completed-before-deadline-pradhan/videoshow/65259051.cms
182. Ground Report: Ujjwala Yojana shows the clean way in Hingoli http://www.ddinews.gov.in/four-years-modi-government/ground-report-ujjwala-yojana-shhows-clean-way-hingoli
183. A Total Of 1.17 crore LPG Connections Released Under PMUY This Fiscal https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/a-total-of-1-17-crore-lpg-connections-released-under-pmuy-this-fiscal-118072400180_1.html
184. India approved strong net neutrality rules https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/11/india-approved-strong-net-neutrality-rules/
185. A welcome move: On India’s net neutrality regulations https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/a-welcome-move/article24427683.ece
186. Centre to introduce fortified rations in 118 target districts https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/centre-to-introduce-fortified-rations-in-118-target-districts/story-8QvAXD30COSR4KWwYh24KO.html
187. Millet Mission to promote nutrient-rich cereals; ₹800-crore outlay on the cards https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/millet-mission-to-promote-nutrientrich-cereals-800crore-outlay-on-the-cards/article10046663.ece
188. 11 farm schemes, with over ₹33,000-cr outlay, merged https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/11-farm-schemes-with-over-33000-cr-outlay-merged/article23752029.ece
189. Rs 33,000 crore boost to agriculture: Here’s how Modi plans to double farmers’ income by 2022 https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/rs-33000-crore-boost-to-agriculture-heres-how-modi-plans-to-double-farmers-income-by-2022/1154180/
190. Power capacity addition at record 22,566 MW in past 1 year: Goyal http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/power-capacity-addition-at-record-22566-mw-in-past-1-year-goyal/article7251109.ece
191. How government’s LED bulb push is helping save Rs 2.71 crore every day http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/49367147.cms?from=mdr&utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
192. LED lamps light Irulanchandai village http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/puducherry/led-lamps-light-irulanchandai-village/article7982311.ece
193. Work in 1/3rd of unelectrified 18,000 villages over: Piyush Goyal http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50870954.cms?from=mdr
194. How Narendra Modi is getting India to save on electricity http://qz.com/658890/how-narendra-modi-is-getting-india-to-save-on-electricity/
195. For the first time in history, India will not have power deficit situation in FY17 http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/for-the-first-time-in-history-india-will-not-have-power-deficit-situation-in-fy17/articleshow/52562666.cms
196. Prices of LED bulbs drop to Rs 38 http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/prices-of-led-bulbs-drop-to-rs-38/articleshow/54326721.cms?prtpage=1
197.States sell Rs 100,000 cr of electricity bonds in first 3 weeks: Goyal http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/states-sell-rs-1-trn-of-seb-bonds-in-first-3-weeks-goyal-116050700723_1.html
198. Powering a transformation in India: Here is how to deliver 24/7 affordable power in every household http://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/powering-a-transformation-in-india-here-is-how-to-deliver-247-affordable-power-in-every-household/825664/
199. Inside India’s epic effort to bring electricity to millions of people for the first time http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-india-electricity-2017-htmlstory.html
200. India is now the world’s third-largest electricity producer https://qz.com/1237203/india-is-now-the-worlds-third-largest-electricity-producer/
201. The welfare effects of rural electrification https://www.livemint.com/Opinion/ZQZyfQhcZMBfmxCDLZ3bWI/The-welfare-effects-of-rural-electrification.html
202. The Great Construction Boom http://businessworld.in/article/The-Great-Construction-Boom/04-04-2018-145332/#.Wtwciiy204U.twitter
203. The biggest solar parks in the world are now being built in India http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-india-solar-20180319-story.html
204. Five of the world’s top 10 solar parks are coming up in India, says report https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/five-of-the-worlds-top-10-solar-parks-are-coming-up-in-india-says-report/article23962259.ece
205. 100% Neem Coating of Urea improves Soil Health, boosts Yields and curbs Diversion: DACFW Study http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=159903
206. Centre unveils faster-maturing pulses variety http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/centre-unveils-faster-maturing-pulses-variety-116103100895_1.html
207. Amid China Standoff, India Hits Pedal on Border Road Construction After Delay https://sputniknews.com/asia/201708021056101593-india-road-construction/
208. Forest ministry greenlights faster, simpler clearances; defence, roads get priority http://www.financialexpress.com/news/forest-ministry-greenlights-faster-simpler-clearances-defence-roads-get-priority/1262507
209. Road Min approves over Rs 40,000 crore highway projects http://www.mydigitalfc.com/news/road-min-approves-over-rs-40000-crore-highway-projects-396
210.Gadkari zips on development flyway http://www.dailypioneer.com/todays-newspaper/gadkari-zips-on-development-flyway.html
211. No toll for projects under construction http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/No-toll-for-projects-under-construction/articleshow/40298603.cms
212. Bharat Mala: PM Narendra Modi’s planned Rs 14,000 crore road from Gujarat to Mizoram (ET) http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-04-29/news/61652753_1_crore-road-road-connectivity-road-network
213. Centre to develop 15,000 km of national highway at Rs 1.9 lakh crore http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/infrastructure/centre-to-develop-15000-km-of-national-highway-at-rs-1-9-lakh-crore/articleshow/48329569.cms
214. Government to upgrade eight National Highways to world class express highways http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/infrastructure/government-to-upgrade-eight-national-highways-to-world-class-express-highways/articleshow/48377152.cms
215. Govt’s ultimatum to road developers: Perform or perish http://www.financialexpress.com/article/india-news/govts-ultimatum-to-road-developers-perform-or-perish/181570/
216. In 2015-16, record 6,029km of highways constructed http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/In-2015-16-record-6029km-of-highways-constructed/articleshow/51771190.cms
217. Road construction picks up 36% this year http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/road-construction-picks-up-36-this-year-115102200552_1.html
218. Once a month, PM Narendra Modi steps in to revive stalled projects http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/once-a-month-pm-narendra-modi-steps-in-to-revive-stalled-projects/articleshow/49589611.cms
219. Nitin Gadkari announces Rs 10,000 crore projects for Nagaland http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/good-governance/centre/Nitin-Gadkari-announces-Rs-10000-crore-projects-for-Nagaland/articleshow/49649298.cms?
220. Infrastructure development top priority: PM http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/infra-development-top-priority-rs-4l-cr-stuck-projs-rolled-pm-115110501060_1.html
221. Surge in award of projects puts road construction in top gear http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/surge-in-award-of-projects-puts-road-construction-in-top-gear/168125/
222. Roads lead the way in government spending http://www.livemint.com/Money/IosQdBmxtMaOCg5cc11F3L/Roads-lead-the-way-in-government-spending.html
223. Govt gives ultimatum to road developers on stalled projects http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/govt-s-ultimatum-to-road-developers-perform-or-perish-115122000172_1.html
224. As Modi Triples Spending, India Road Stocks Cheer With 73% Rally https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-02/as-modi-triples-spending-india-road-stocks-cheer-with-73-rally
225. Govt approves Rs 34,000-cr road projects in Feb; Rs 6k-cr today http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/govt-approves-rs-34000-cr-road-projects-in-feb-rs-6k-cr-today/213919/
226. Land acquisition pace up after enhanced compensation: Nitin Gadkari http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/land-acquisition-pace-up-after-enhanced-compensation-nitin-gadkari/articleshow/51094377.cms
227. Center sets up dedicated funding agency for roads, ports http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/centre-paves-way-to-fund-roads-ports/247956/
228. India built 2,979 km of highways in quarter; govt optimistic on achieving target http://www.financialexpress.com/economy/road-building-projects-india-built-2979-km-of-highways-in-quarter-govt-optimistic-on-achieving-target/433308/
229. Nitin Gadkari keen to achieve 40 km a day road construction target http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/nitin-gadkari-keen-to-achieve-40-km-a-day-road-construction-target-117040501182_1.html
230. NDA beats UPA, rolls out roads faster http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/nda-beats-upa-rolls-out-roads-faster/articleshow/58709063.cms
231. India Is Building New Roads at a Breakneck Pace https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-28/breakneck-pace-of-india-road-awards-may-set-15-billion-record
232. Roads to all China border posts soon, says Rajnath Singh https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/roads-to-all-china-border-posts-soon-says-rajnath-singh/articleshow/62330709.cms