Mr. Modi, “Learning through Acronyms.”
NDA: National Development Alliance, JAM: Jan Dhan-Aadhar-Mobile, SMART: For a “Strict and Sensitive, Modern and Mobile, Alert and Accountable, Reliable and Responsive, Techno-savvy and Trained” police force, USTTAD: Upgrading Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development (for artisans from minority communities), AMRUT: Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. HRIDAY: Heritage Development and Augmentation Yojana. PRAGATI: Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. UDAY: Ujjwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana. NITI: National Institution for Transforming India. ROAD: “Responsibility, Ownership, Accountability, Discipline”. PM Modi gave this mantra of success at a Made In India workshop. B2B: Bharat to Bhutan. PM Modi used this acronym to codify India-Bhutan relationship during his visit to the country. GST: Growing strong together. HIT: Highways, Informationways, Transmissionways. PM Modi expressed his plan to ‘HIT’ Nepal with these facilities. AIM: Atal Innovation Mission. FDI: First Develop India (Mantra of Make in India). Himmat: A mobile application to ensure women’s safety in Delhi. BHIM: Bharat Interface for Money. (Named after Father of Constitution Bhim Rao Ambedkar, this is a mobile app for digital transactions). IT + IT= IT: Indian Talent + Information Technology = India Tomorrow (This is a part of Modi government’s Digital India Initiative) PRASAD: Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive. PAHAL: Pratyaksha Hastaantarit Laabh (Direct benefit transfer) for LPG subsidy. 4 Ps: People Private-Public Partnership for good governance. SETU: Self Employment and Talent Utilisation (Provide support to all aspects of a start-ups from credit to incubation) 5 Fs: Farm, fibre, fabric, fashion to foreign countries. 3S: Skill, Scale, Speed (This is what India needs to compete with China). SWAYAM: Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (Free online courses to be offered by IITs, IIMs and central universities). SAMAVAY: Skill Assessment Matrix for Vocational Advancement of Youth. MOM: Mars Orbiter Mission.