Modi has been the Chief Minister of Gujarat since 2001, leading Gujarat's population
of over 55 million people to realize unprecedented changes in wealth, infrastructure
and social development through his diamond-hard focus on governance and results.
In October 2001, he was called to lead the Government in Gujarat. His popularity
with the people won the elections in December 2002 and then again in December 2007.
In 2001 his first task as Chief Minister of Gujarat was reconstruction and rehabilitation
after a massive earthquake centered in north-west Gujarat. The transformation was
remarkable with Gujarat being awarded the UN Sasakawa award 2003 for outstanding
work in the field of disaster management and risk reduction.
Shri Modi has led the Government and people with a clear and consistent strategy
that binds the streams of energy, water, education, human development and security
for all. In 2009 Chief Minister's Office was awarded the International Standards
Organization (ISO) 9001 certification for quality management systems. He has brought
energy and passion to a new trajectory of development in Gujarat; most importantly
he has given the people results.
He has been a leader able to enforce tough decisions that give long-term results.
Jyotigram is a pioneering management of electricity and groundwater found nowhere
else in the world. In Gujarat electricity lines are separate for the agriculture
sector and the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors allowing efficient rationing
of electricity. Gujarat has solved the problem of uncontrolled farm power subsidies
which had led to unsustainable groundwater withdrawal and left the Gujarat Electricity
Board near bankruptcy.
In 2006 Shri Modi dreamed of a Global Gujarat. Today in 2009, over 13,000 village
centers are connected with broadband internet through satellite technology, the
largest network in Asia. In cities citizens use Jan Sewa Kendras, a single-window
networked service giving access to over 40 public services with a promise to the
people of one-day governance in the present technology era.
He has led a series of successful Vibrant Gujarat Investors Summits since 2003,
with Gujarat consistently attracting the largest amount of project investment in
India. Gujarat's economy has showed a new robust long-term growth pattern in all
sectors. The rural areas are celebrating the fruits of reforms in power, water management
and technology with Gujarat leading with agriculture growth of 9.6% over the last
Gujarat's persistent problems have been transformed under his leadership of mass
participation. By bringing together the Government and people Shri Modi has led
Kanya Kelvani Rath Yatras: public processions to commit people to ensure that every
girl in Gujarat is educated upto primary level. He has led transformation in many
areas, including community based water management: WASMO was awarded the UN Public
Service Award in 2009.
Since 2001 Shri Modi, as Chief Minister, has steadfastly led development in Gujarat
to realize benefits to the people, where they are guaranteed a Government that provides
services from the basics of electricity, water and roads to new goals of rural internet
connectivity, one-day governance and new opportunities of employment. These initiatives
bound into an integrated strategy have seen Gujarat's economic growth rise robustly
and social development indicators improving. His vision, effective management and
motivation of the masses will secure Gujarat with equality, health, knowledge, employment
To learn more about Shri Narendra Modi, please visit http://www.narendramodi.in.