The Acche Din Monitor

“Acche din Aane waale hain” (good days are ahead) - a promise was made to us Indians on May 16 2014. It’s been almost 3 years since then, some feel betrayed, others rejoice at the steps the union government has taken towards the fulfilment of a promise. Some claim that the Prime Minister has been a bold reformer but there are also others who claim otherwise. Some even say the PM has been a cautious tinkerer - not very different from usual politicians.

To verify claims and counter-claims, Swarajya presents you a dashboard that will present quantitative measures to help understand where the government stands on the promises made. The dashboard is ministry wise and will be updated on a monthly basis.

Communication and Information Technology Getting There
Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Acche Din
Finance Acche Din

Ministry Of Communication and Information Technology

Who’s In-charge? Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad

Rating: Okay (3/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Laying Down Optical Fibres (Bharat Net) 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats to be connected by 2017 1,02,170 GPs Covered (as on May 2017) Good progress still behind target (3)
7 lakh km of OFN to be laid. 2 lakh Km laid. Good progress still behind target (3)
To be done in minimum cost(Bharat Net) Initial cost projected at 20,000 crores 10.000 crores allocation in 2017 - 18, Cost estimated at 72,000 crores.
Mobile Phones to be “Made in India” 50 crore mobile phones to be manufactured in India by 2019 17.5 crore mobile phones manufactured in 2016-17, as compared to 11 crore in 2015-16 Impressive (4)
Internet connectivity to masses 60 crore Suscribers by 2022 (updated) 432 Million (December 2016) (per IMRB International), 391 Million (per TRAI) Okay (3)
No. of towers commisioned in LWE/Difficult Terrain Areas 2,199 Towers Okay (3)
Two New Parameters: Transparency & Citizen Engagement and Communication, rated From Low to High.
Transparency Medium
Citizen Engagement & Communication Medium

Ministry Of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy

Who’s In-charge? Mr. Piyush Goyal

Rating: Impressive (4/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Domestic Coal Production to increase every year 1500 Metric Tonnes by 2020 538 MT (2016, growth of approx. 9%) Ambitious Target, but progressing in the right direction.
Coal Imports to Reduce Every Year 0 MT by 2017 119 MT imported b/w April & October 2016. ,Total savings for GOI estimated at 4,844 crores for the same period. Excellent (5)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Increasing Power Generation Increase 50% by 2020 Total Capacity at 302 GW; Growth Rate of 4.99 % Impressive (4)
Reducing Power Outages 24*7 power for all by 2019 27 DISCOMs have signed up for UDAY Impressive (4)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Increasing Solar capacity 100 GW Solar Capacity by 2022 12 GW Capacity (as of April 2017), 88 GW to be added in next 5 years. Impressive (4)
Increasing Wind Capacity 60 GW Wind Capacity by 2022 32 GW (As of April 2017) Impressive (4)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Increase Provision of Rural Electrification 100% Electrification by March 2018 Out of all Unelectrified Villages,96% of villages electrified. Excellent (5)
LED Bulb Drive:Saving Energy 77 Crore Bulbs by 2018 23 Crore bulbs distributed (May 2017) Excellent (5)
Transparency High
Citizen Engagement & Communication High

Ministry Of Finance

Who’s In-charge? Mr. Arun Jaitley

Rating: Impressive (4/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Increasing Financial Inclusion (PMJDY) Every Household to have an account 28 Crore Accounts opened. Excellent (5)
Issuing AADHAR Cards To cover all of India's Population by 2017 111 Crore AADHAR Cards Issued. Excellent (5)
No. of Benefeciaries under Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme Transition to DBT by 2018 Information NA
Total Savings in PAHAL (LPG DBT) Rs. 26,000 crores in Savings Excellent (5)
No. of Schemes Covered under DBT Scheme Move Everything to DBT by 2019 220 Schemes from 46 Ministries (on board), 502 Schemes from 60 Ministries (applicable) Impressive (4)
Aim (Scheme) Launch Date Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Life Insurance Cover: Pradhan Mantri Jivan Jyoti Bhima Yojana May-15 3.1 crore covered Okay (3)
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bhima Yojana May 2015 10 crore covered Impressive (4)
Atal Pension Yojana May 2015 45 Lakh Persons Covered Failure (1)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Bringing Fiscal Defecit Under Control 3% Fisical deficit recommended for next 3 years 3.2% in 2017-18, 3% in 2018-19 Okay (3)
Quality of Fiscal Deficit Quality of Fiscal Deficit Information NA
Aim (Scheme) Launch Date Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Providing Loans to Small Entrepreneurs 1.8 lakh crore disbursed, Over 4 crore borrowers Impressive (4)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Re-Capitalisation of State run Banks Aug 2015 Center will Put in Rs. 10,000 crores this year Okay(3)
Nayak Panel Recommendations All State Bank of India associate banks consolidated into a SBI. Bank Board Buerau is functioning Okay(3)
Transparency Medium
Citizen Engagement & Communication Medium
Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Burey Din
Women & Child Development Getting There
Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Acche Din

Ministry Of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Who’s In-charge? Uma Bharti

Rating: Failure (1/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Cleaning the Ganga Rs. 2,250 Crores allocation in 2016-17
% of Untreated sewerage still flowing into Ganga Information NA
Present level of Faecal Content, Bio-Chemical Content Information NA
Transparency Low
Citizen Engagement & Communication Low

Ministry Of Women & Child Development

Who’s In-charge? Maneka Gandhi

Rating: Progress Needed (2/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Increasing Sex Ratio Information NA
Financial Security to Girl Child (Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana) To open bank account of every girl child 81 lakh accounts with 3,571 crore deposits in Post Offices (no new Info Available)
Transparency Low
Citizen Engagement & Communication Low

Ministry Of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways

Who’s In-charge: Nitin Gadkari

Rating: Okay (3/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Increase Rate of Construction of Roads 30 km a day (NH) 47,400 kms laid in 2016-17 under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, approx. 130 kms a day NH Target not achieved Okay (3)
Construction Contracts Awarded Construction contracts for 55,000 km to be awarded in the next 2 years Okay (3)
Reduction in the number of Stressed Projects Zero by 2015-16 No New Information Available: Road Construction Models have shown progress Okay (3)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Making freight flow over waterways Creating 111 functional Waterways Projects underway for making NWs Navigable; Approximately 14,000 kms of NWs and Non- NWs are naviagable . Okay (3)
Percent of freight flowing through Waterways 0.56% Progress needed (2)
Transparency Medium
Citizen Engagement & Communication Low
Railways Acche Din
Drinking Water and Sanitation Acche Din
Urban Development Getting There

Ministry Of Railways

Who’s In-charge? Suresh Prabhu

Rating: Impressive (4/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Increasing speed of passenger and freight trains over busy routes Dedicated freight corridor to be completed by 2019 96.00 % of land has been acquired and 100% of all contracts awarded .in Western Sector, 72% in Eastern Sector Okay (3)
Operating ratio to be brought down 94.9% (Estimate) for 2016-17 Progress needed (2)
Laying down new Tracks 7.67 kms a day, 2800 kms in 2016-17 Impressive (4)
Doubling Tracks 531 kms doubled, (for a target of 1500 kms in 2016) Progress needed (2)
Increase in Electrification 1,210 kms electrified (for a target of 2000 kms in 2016) Ambitious Targets;Okay (3)
WiFi in Railway stations Approx. 150 Locations Good Use of Google Partnership. Excellent (5)
Improvement in customer responsiveness and service Impressive (4)
Improved cleaniless Impressive (4)
Revenue generation sources being expanded Progress needed (2)
Station redevelopment program implementation Progress needed (2)
Transparency Medium
Citizen Engagement & Communication High

Ministry Of Drinking Water and Sanitation

Who’s In-charge? Narendra Singh Tomar

Rating: Impressive (4/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Providing Sanitation Sanitation for all by 2019 4 crore toilets built Impressive (4)
Transparency Medium
Citizen Engagement & Communication High

Ministry Of Urban Development

Who’s In-charge: Mr. Venkaiah Naidu

Rating: Okay (3/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Providing Sanitation 100% sanitation by 2019 31 lakh toilets built Okay (3)
Processing and Disposal of Solid Waste 100% by 2019 43,000 wards with 100% Waste Collection, 1.6 Lakh MT Waste converted to Compost Okay (3)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
RERA Enacted Fulfilled promise; Impressive (4)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Housing for all Progress Needed (2)
Urban Land Bank Creation Progress Needed (2)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Metro Projects New Cities Included (35 in total) Okay (3)
Transparency Medium
Citizen Engagement & Communication Medium
minister of agriculture
Agriculture Getting There

Ministry Of Agriculture

Who’s In-charge? Radha Mohan Singh

Rating: Okay (3/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Crop Insurance Scheme for Farmers To bring 50% farmers under the scheme by 2017-18 3 crore farmers covered, (30 % of cropped Area) Okay (3)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Promoting soil test based and balanced use of fertilisers to enable farmers realise higher yields at lower cost 2.53 crore samples 2.71 crore samples collected, 2.05 crore samples tested, 11 crore soil health cards issued Okay (3)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Extending Irrigation Coverage and improving water efficiency Micro Irrigation in 5.61 lakh ha of land, Command Area Development & Water Management (CAD&WM) in 2.5 lakh ha Progress Needed (2)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
National Agriculture Market to network APMCs into a single National Market. Progress is slower than Expected. Progress Needed (2)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
New model Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act Reforms in the right direction. Okay (3)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Managing MSPs and export/import controls Okay (3)
Transparency Medium
Citizen Engagement & Communication Medium
Communication and Information Technology Getting There

Ministry Of Communication and Information Technology

Who’s In-charge? Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad

Rating: Okay (3/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Laying Down Optical Fibres (Bharat Net) 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats to be connected by 2017 1,02,170 GPs Covered (as on May 2017) Good progress still behind target (3)
7 lakh km of OFN to be laid. 2 lakh Km laid. Good progress still behind target (3)
To be done in minimum cost(Bharat Net) Initial cost projected at 20,000 crores 10.000 crores allocation in 2017 - 18, Cost estimated at 72,000 crores.
Mobile Phones to be “Made in India” 50 crore mobile phones to be manufactured in India by 2019 17.5 crore mobile phones manufactured in 2016-17, as compared to 11 crore in 2015-16 Impressive (4)
Internet connectivity to masses 60 crore Suscribers by 2022 (updated) 432 Million (December 2016) (per IMRB International), 391 Million (per TRAI) Okay (3)
No. of towers commisioned in LWE/Difficult Terrain Areas 2,199 Towers Okay (3)
Two New Parameters: Transparency & Citizen Engagement and Communication, rated From Low to High.
Transparency Medium
Citizen Engagement & Communication Medium
Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Acche Din

Ministry Of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy

Who’s In-charge? Mr. Piyush Goyal

Rating: Impressive (4/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Domestic Coal Production to increase every year 1500 Metric Tonnes by 2020 538 MT (2016, growth of approx. 9%) Ambitious Target, but progressing in the right direction.
Coal Imports to Reduce Every Year 0 MT by 2017 119 MT imported b/w April & October 2016. ,Total savings for GOI estimated at 4,844 crores for the same period. Excellent (5)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Increasing Power Generation Increase 50% by 2020 Total Capacity at 302 GW; Growth Rate of 4.99 % Impressive (4)
Reducing Power Outages 24*7 power for all by 2019 27 DISCOMs have signed up for UDAY Impressive (4)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Increasing Solar capacity 100 GW Solar Capacity by 2022 12 GW Capacity (as of April 2017), 88 GW to be added in next 5 years. Impressive (4)
Increasing Wind Capacity 60 GW Wind Capacity by 2022 32 GW (As of April 2017) Impressive (4)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Increase Provision of Rural Electrification 100% Electrification by March 2018 Out of all Unelectrified Villages,96% of villages electrified. Excellent (5)
LED Bulb Drive:Saving Energy 77 Crore Bulbs by 2018 23 Crore bulbs distributed (May 2017) Excellent (5)
Transparency High
Citizen Engagement & Communication High
Finance Acche Din

Ministry Of Finance

Who’s In-charge? Mr. Arun Jaitley

Rating: Impressive (4/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Increasing Financial Inclusion (PMJDY) Every Household to have an account 28 Crore Accounts opened. Excellent (5)
Issuing AADHAR Cards To cover all of India's Population by 2017 111 Crore AADHAR Cards Issued. Excellent (5)
No. of Benefeciaries under Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme Transition to DBT by 2018 Information NA
Total Savings in PAHAL (LPG DBT) Rs. 26,000 crores in Savings Excellent (5)
No. of Schemes Covered under DBT Scheme Move Everything to DBT by 2019 220 Schemes from 46 Ministries (on board), 502 Schemes from 60 Ministries (applicable) Impressive (4)
Aim (Scheme) Launch Date Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Life Insurance Cover: Pradhan Mantri Jivan Jyoti Bhima Yojana May-15 3.1 crore covered Okay (3)
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bhima Yojana May 2015 10 crore covered Impressive (4)
Atal Pension Yojana May 2015 45 Lakh Persons Covered Failure (1)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Bringing Fiscal Defecit Under Control 3% Fisical deficit recommended for next 3 years 3.2% in 2017-18, 3% in 2018-19 Okay (3)
Quality of Fiscal Deficit Quality of Fiscal Deficit Information NA
Aim (Scheme) Launch Date Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Providing Loans to Small Entrepreneurs 1.8 lakh crore disbursed, Over 4 crore borrowers Impressive (4)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Re-Capitalisation of State run Banks Aug 2015 Center will Put in Rs. 10,000 crores this year Okay(3)
Nayak Panel Recommendations All State Bank of India associate banks consolidated into a SBI. Bank Board Buerau is functioning Okay(3)
Transparency Medium
Citizen Engagement & Communication Medium
Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Burey Din

Ministry Of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Who’s In-charge? Uma Bharti

Rating: Failure (1/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Cleaning the Ganga Rs. 2,250 Crores allocation in 2016-17
% of Untreated sewerage still flowing into Ganga Information NA
Present level of Faecal Content, Bio-Chemical Content Information NA
Transparency Low
Citizen Engagement & Communication Low
Women & Child Development Getting There

Ministry Of Women & Child Development

Who’s In-charge? Maneka Gandhi

Rating: Progress Needed (2/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Increasing Sex Ratio Information NA
Financial Security to Girl Child (Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana) To open bank account of every girl child 81 lakh accounts with 3,571 crore deposits in Post Offices (no new Info Available)
Transparency Low
Citizen Engagement & Communication Low
Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Acche Din

Ministry Of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways

Who’s In-charge: Nitin Gadkari

Rating: Okay (3/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Increase Rate of Construction of Roads 30 km a day (NH) 47,400 kms laid in 2016-17 under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, approx. 130 kms a day NH Target not achieved Okay (3)
Construction Contracts Awarded Construction contracts for 55,000 km to be awarded in the next 2 years Okay (3)
Reduction in the number of Stressed Projects Zero by 2015-16 No New Information Available: Road Construction Models have shown progress Okay (3)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Making freight flow over waterways Creating 111 functional Waterways Projects underway for making NWs Navigable; Approximately 14,000 kms of NWs and Non- NWs are naviagable . Okay (3)
Percent of freight flowing through Waterways 0.56% Progress needed (2)
Transparency Medium
Citizen Engagement & Communication Low
Railways Acche Din

Ministry Of Railways

Who’s In-charge? Suresh Prabhu

Rating: Impressive (4/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Increasing speed of passenger and freight trains over busy routes Dedicated freight corridor to be completed by 2019 96.00 % of land has been acquired and 100% of all contracts awarded .in Western Sector, 72% in Eastern Sector Okay (3)
Operating ratio to be brought down 94.9% (Estimate) for 2016-17 Progress needed (2)
Laying down new Tracks 7.67 kms a day, 2800 kms in 2016-17 Impressive (4)
Doubling Tracks 531 kms doubled, (for a target of 1500 kms in 2016) Progress needed (2)
Increase in Electrification 1,210 kms electrified (for a target of 2000 kms in 2016) Ambitious Targets;Okay (3)
WiFi in Railway stations Approx. 150 Locations Good Use of Google Partnership. Excellent (5)
Improvement in customer responsiveness and service Impressive (4)
Improved cleaniless Impressive (4)
Revenue generation sources being expanded Progress needed (2)
Station redevelopment program implementation Progress needed (2)
Transparency Medium
Citizen Engagement & Communication High
Drinking Water and Sanitation Acche Din

Ministry Of Drinking Water and Sanitation

Who’s In-charge? Narendra Singh Tomar

Rating: Impressive (4/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Providing Sanitation Sanitation for all by 2019 4 crore toilets built Impressive (4)
Transparency Medium
Citizen Engagement & Communication High
Urban Development Getting There

Ministry Of Urban Development

Who’s In-charge: Mr. Venkaiah Naidu

Rating: Okay (3/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Providing Sanitation 100% sanitation by 2019 31 lakh toilets built Okay (3)
Processing and Disposal of Solid Waste 100% by 2019 43,000 wards with 100% Waste Collection, 1.6 Lakh MT Waste converted to Compost Okay (3)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
RERA Enacted Fulfilled promise; Impressive (4)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Housing for all Progress Needed (2)
Urban Land Bank Creation Progress Needed (2)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Metro Projects New Cities Included (35 in total) Okay (3)
Transparency Medium
Citizen Engagement & Communication Medium
minister of agriculture
Agriculture Getting There

Ministry Of Agriculture

Who’s In-charge? Radha Mohan Singh

Rating: Okay (3/5)

Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Crop Insurance Scheme for Farmers To bring 50% farmers under the scheme by 2017-18 3 crore farmers covered, (30 % of cropped Area) Okay (3)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Promoting soil test based and balanced use of fertilisers to enable farmers realise higher yields at lower cost 2.53 crore samples 2.71 crore samples collected, 2.05 crore samples tested, 11 crore soil health cards issued Okay (3)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Extending Irrigation Coverage and improving water efficiency Micro Irrigation in 5.61 lakh ha of land, Command Area Development & Water Management (CAD&WM) in 2.5 lakh ha Progress Needed (2)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
National Agriculture Market to network APMCs into a single National Market. Progress is slower than Expected. Progress Needed (2)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
New model Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act Reforms in the right direction. Okay (3)
Aim (Scheme) Targets Achievements Till Now Swarajya’s Verdict (Out of 5)
Managing MSPs and export/import controls Okay (3)
Transparency Medium
Citizen Engagement & Communication Medium

Credits

Reviewed by Aashish Chandorkar(@c_aashish), Bodhisatvaa(@Bodhisatvaa) and Suraj Gupta (@the_policywonk). Thanks to Sarath Ramakrishnan,Shivangi (@TranceCosmos) and Devnandan Krishnamoorthy(@NanandDev)

Note: This dashboard is updated once in a month.We will strive to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the data presented above.If you do come across any discrepancies do email us at editor@swarajyamag.com. Last updated: 25 May 2017.