Thursday, April 7, 2016


Use of technology to fast-track road construction and connecting villages is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mantra to revive the rural economy and reach out to farmers.

At a review meeting of the rural sector, Modi asked officials to use technology such as mobile apps, G-tagging and engage citizens to accelerate implementation of works related to rural roads, a move that is intended to signal the government's bid to counter the perception that BJP is losing ground in rural areas and with the farm sector.

As the BJP dispensation completes two years in office next month, the PM's focus seems to be on implementation by putting in place a governance mechanism more attuned to public service delivery.

“The PM emphasised on outcomebased monitoring, fixing of short-term and long-term goals with a timeline to speed up the implementation process,“ said a source, adding that the plan is to keep bureaucracy on its toes by making it more accountable. The move came after a major policy shift was seen in the budget announcements which placed farmers and rural India as key to the Centre's grand plan for the country's economic revival.

As per the plan, a scheme would be launched in 3 months for providing transport services to connect villages and efforts will be made to involve ex-servicemen and women in the initiative.

Niti Aayog was asked to set goals and a timeframe for meeting the target.

Rural development ministry will explore use of new technology which can cut down the time for road construction.



  1. Modi is in a hurry to modernise the system. He must stop and look back as to how far his bureaucrats are lagging with disinterest. All his actions are a waste as his executives are not made accountable. Moreover, he is running the one man show of his dreams.

  2. The PM may have great ideas for development but execution of his ideas will depend upon on the govt machinery which is dominated by bureauctats who derive power without accountibility.The PM has to oil his machinery and make the bureaurats accountable then only he can succeed. The govt machinery is likr big Peepal tree which start damaging your own house if planted close to it.To save your being damaged plant the Pipal faraway from ur house and if it still damages ur house up root it conpletely without any religious sentiments attached to it. Modi ji work fast on this count then only u may see ur ideas getting translated on ground.