Gist of YOJANA : December 2021
21st Dec, 2022
When the two indigenous vaccines were approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use, India was seen as a beacon of hope for low- and middle-income countries against the pandemic. It was also a victory for medical research that reiterated the significance of a self-reliant India. This was the time we revisited the concept of Atmanirbharta, i.e. self-reliance, the initiatives which could be taken in this regard, and discussed the various sectors and domains where it can be a game-changer. The Government announced an economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore under the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan’ in May 2020, to prevent the country from the outspread of the Covid-19 crisis by making it self-reliant. Based on the five pillars– Economy, Infrastructure, System, Vibrant Demography, and Demand; under this Abhiyaan, the Government took several bold reforms such as supply chain reforms for agriculture, rational tax systems, simplified laws, efficient human resource, and strengthening financial system. A further set of reforms and enablers across sectors were announced under this initiative.
This issue of Yojana touches upon the multi-faceted spheres of the nation building, i.e. economy, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, consumers, rural infrastructure, and export promotion to bring about a growth in the underlying potential of these sectors and challenges that lie ahead of them. As this eventful year comes to an end, we are hopeful that the new year will bring more prospects and opportunities for all.