500 words Essay on Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India) — LEARN WITH FUN

2 min readAug 18, 2020


India got Independence on August 15, 1947 by uprooting the foundation of the British rule. British ruled over India for about 200 years. But now it has been seven decades since India became Independent.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan or Self-Reliant India Mission during the announcement of the Corona virus pandemic related economic package on 12 May 2020 with a special economic and comprehensive package of Rs. 20 Lakh crores or 10% of India’s GDP in 2019–2020 aimed towards achieving this mission.

Aatmanirbhar Bharat is the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of making India a Self-reliant country.

The main aim of this mission is promoting local products. This mission is also expected to complement “Make in India” initiative which also encourages manufacturing in India including the agriculture sector.

Self reliant India does not mean cutting off India from rest of world or isolating away from the world. Foreign Direct investment and technology are always welcome. It means being a bigger and more important part of global economy.

Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan or Self-Reliant India Mission would be based on five pillars- Economy, Infrastructure, System, Demography and demand.

The vision of this mission is to make the new self-reliant India across all spheres -Education, health, agriculture, manufacturing, infrastructure, trade, defence, foreign policy, environment, digital connectivity for all segments of India.

Important Government decisions for Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

  1. Changing the definition of MSMEs.
  2. Boosting scope for private participation in numerous sectors.
  3. Increasing FDI in the defense sector.
  4. Support in solar manufactures sector.

Achievements of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

  1. For supporting the mission of Self-Reliance, the largest fund worth Rs. 21000 crore { US $ 2.9 billion} was set up by the IIT Alumni Council.
  2. The personal protective equipment ( PPE ) industry of India is the second largest after China. This industry is making PPE — 1,50,000 pieces in a day since the beginning of May. It is a best example of self- reliant India because before March its production was zero. The PPE industry has become worth Rs. 7,000 crore ( US $ 980 million ) in two months.
  3. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced in August 2020 that Defense Ministry is ready for a big push to Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan by imposing an “import embargo on 101 items” in a staged manner over a period of five years.
  4. In July 2020, Mukesh Ambani from Reliance Jio announced “Jio has created a complete 5G solution from scratch that will enable us to launch a world class 5G service in India, using 100% homegrown technologies and solutions.

Originally published at https://theaugustboy.com on August 18, 2020.




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