47% rate PM Modi government’s development work ‘high’

47% of survey respondents rated the development work of the Modi government as “high”.

New Delhi:

The government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done well in developing the nation and improving people’s lives, although concerns remain over unemployment and rising prices, according to ‘Public Opinion’, a special investigation by NDTV in partnership with Lokniti-Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS).

The survey aimed to gauge public sentiment as Prime Minister Modi completes nine years in office this month and prepares for a series of elections, including Lok Sabha polls next year. It was conducted in 19 states between May 10 and May 19, just after Karnataka’s elections in which the ruling BJP lost to Congress.

At least 47 percent of survey respondents rated the Modi government’s development work as “high”.

The government has worked aggressively in infrastructure projects and other areas that require huge capital outlays. National roads, highways, public facilities and highways have improved significantly over the past nine years.

Some of the survey respondents, however, expressed concerns about unemployment and rising prices. This could be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected not only India but even developed economies. The pandemic has weighed on the profits of many companies, leading to job cuts. Despite this, India has done relatively well.

A UN report last week said India’s economy is expected to grow by 6.7% in calendar year 2024, supported by resilient domestic demand. According to the global economic situation and outlook in mid-2023, India’s economy, the largest in the South Asian region, is expected to grow by 5.8% in 2023 and 6.7% in 2024 (on a calendar year basis), supported by resilient domestic demand. .

At least 35% of respondents to the NDTV-CSDS survey said their economic situation had improved over the past four years; 22% said it got worse. This is likely due to the lingering effects of losses suffered by people at the height of the pandemic.

More than half of respondents support free electricity and water, while 57% said populist policies benefit the poor.

Giving free electricity, water and other amenities to all, however, adds a huge strain on public finances and, in the long run, only hurts the provision of these services as funds dry up. .

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