Essay-Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan SSC CGL Tier 3 I SSC CHSL Tier 2
Aatma-Nirbhar Bharat is the vision of the Honorable Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi to make India a self-reliant nation. He first mentioned it in the form of the ‘Aatma-Nirbhar Bharata Abhiyan’ or ‘Self-Reliant India Mission’ during the announcement economic relief package of Rs.20 lakh crores due to the Covid-19 pandemic on 12th May 2020.
Self-reliance might sound opposite to globalization but the government has clarified that this policy does not aim to be protectionist in nature. As a part of the Aatma-Nirbhar Bharat package, numerous government decisions have taken place such as changing the definition of MSMEs, boosting scope for private participation in numerous sectors, increasing FDI in the defense sector. This vision has found support in many sectors such as the solar manufacturers’ sector.
The pandemic has taught all the countries around the globe the importance of self-reliance as non-availability of masks and ventilators due to shortage from China caused serious problems during the outbreak. It is heartening to see that our government has taken this step to strengthen India’s domestic market.