Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 100-day plan - for his government's development works - seems to have become an inspiration to the some state governments as well.
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has also launched a 100-day target plan and named it as "Gateesheel Gujarat" aka "Fast-Track Gujarat". Anandiben had replaced Modi, after he was elected the Prime Minister of India.
72-year-old Anandiben completed her first month as Chief Minister of Gujarat on Tuesday, and has announced a 100-day agenda, stated Nitin Patel, Urban Development Minister and government spokesperson.
The Chief Minister presided over a meeting of all government secretaries to chalk out the 100-day plan. She asked the officials to follow up the development works to achieve the assigned targets.
Anandiben has also announced a 33 percent reservation for women in Gujarat's police force. But she did not explain the implementation details of the plan.
The aim of the 100-day plan is to accelerate the developmental works in the state. To give a momentum to the continuous government work, pressing targets have also been set up for the next 100 days, Patel said.
Women's empowerment, fight against malnutrition, a cleanliness drive and upgradation of revenue records include the first 100-day agenda of the Anandiben government.
The state government has also committed itself to improve the state's nutrition, which is below the national average. The state has planned 300 job fairs with a target to finding employment for 75,000 jobless youth in the state.
For each subject, specific targets have been given and the state administration has been instructed to achieve them, the minister said. Thought the work is routine, the aggressive targets will drive the administration to go the extra mile, Patel pointed out.
As part of the 100-day programme, targets have been set under the Mahatma Gandhi cleanliness drive. To manage solid and liquid wastes in rural areas, 2,500 villages will be given approvals and 75,000 equipment, worth ₹100 crore, will be distributed to 185 municipalities.
A target of constructing 50,000 personal toilets has also been set up for rural Gujarat.
However, the opposition Congress termed the government's move to reserve 33 percent posts for women in the state's police force as a rehash of what Modi had promised during his four-terms as Chief Minister.
Congress demanded the government to come out with specific figures on how many developmental projects have been initiated in the state as part of the 100-day plan.