New Delhi: About two-thirds of the people in a survey done by a citizen engagement platform said they are happy with the two years of the Narendra Modi-led government’s performance. A survey done by LocalCircles concluded its 20 point citizen poll with over 15,000 citizens voting on each question. According to the survey, 64 per cent citizens say the government performance met with expectations, while 36 per cent found it below expectations.
The key areas where more efforts were needed, include with regard to women and child safety and controlling price rise. Citizens rated the direct benefits transfer initiative highly over Swachh Bharat and Make in India. Overall, 76 per cent citizens feel optimistic about their and their family’s future in India. Most want the government to focus on bringing investments and creating jobs in the next three years, said the report.
“Around 61 per cent believe government has done its best to get GST approved while 30 per cent don’t believe so. About 72 per cent believe there has been growth in infrastructure development but only 20 per cent disagree,” said the report. Citizens from different parts of India and some NRIs participated in this exercise which lasted almost a month and included a combination of 20 polls and discussions. Over 15,000 citizens participated in each one of the polls and a total of 375,568 responses were received making it a very large sample size.
The sample also included people from all age groups 18 and above. Also, 46 percent of the respondents were from tier 1 cities, 27 per cent from tier 2 cities and 27 per cent were from tier 3 and rural parts of India. The report said that 35 per cent believed that the unemployment rate had reduced, while 43 per cent believed otherwise. About 38 per cent believed prices of essential commodities have come down, while 55 percent believed they have gone up.
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