India gained Independence on 15 August 1947. Since then, India has achieved remarkable progress in various fields. India’s achievements in the field of space have gained recognition all over the world. The nation has grown eminently in the field of space. In addition, India had a meteoric rise in other fields post-independence. Here are a few achievements that the nation gained after the independence.
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India’s meteoric rise post-independence
1. Space programmes:
India, post independence era, has done wonders in the field of space. Indian has developed one of the most remarkable space programmes in the year 1969 post independence. Today the nation is launching various space programmes including Lunar, Mars mission, and satellites.
2. India eradicates various diseases and polio:
India has successfully eradicated various diseases and polio. At present, life expectancy is 68.89 years compared to only 32 years at the time of independence. This is one of the major achievements considering the fact that the nation comprises 17.74% of the world population.
3. Food Grain production:
Modern India is sufficient in food production. It also exports various food grains. In addition, the nation is the largest producers of fresh fruits, milk, pulses and oilseeds, sunflower seeds and second largest producers of wheat, rice sugarcane, potato, tea, cotton etc in the world. In the field of agriculture, the nation has shown an increase in average output per acre after independence.
4. Indian Armed Forces:
India, post-independence era. has modernized armed forces immensely. The nation has had a very turbulent history for the last 1000 years having been invaded by a lot of invaders. It is from this history, the nation has learned to develop a strong military, not to invade others but to project strength and power which act as a deterrent against any outsider. Armed Forces in the nation include Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Airforce, Indian Coast Guard, CRPF, NSG, RPF, BSF, etc.
In the field of sports, the nation has gained tremendous success and glories post independence right from Cricket to Kabbadi. India has emerged as one of the powerhouses of cricket in the world. India has 3 cricket world cup title – twice in 50 overs format and once in 20 overs format. In addition, the nation has also won the Hockey world cup, Football Asian games, Tennis grand slams, Kabbadi World cup, and many more. In Olympics also, the nation has won medals in Hockey, shooting, boxing, weightlifting, etc. Moreover, the country has also shown its dominance in other games like Asian games, Commonwealth games, etc.
6. India’s Booming Economy
India started its journey after independence with a literacy rate of 16.1% and a poverty level of 80%. In contrast, the modern nation has achieved a remarkable progress both in poverty elimination and literacy rate. Modern India has a literacy rate of 74.04 (according to 2011 census). According to a recently released report by the UN, India is elevating people from the poverty level at a rapid rate.
India has transformed itself from being a laggard to an economic behemoth. Besides, the country now is a leading exporter of rice, fresh fruits, milk, pulses, oilseeds, sunflower seeds, wheat, sugarcane, potato, tea, cotton, etc. In addition, the nation is also the second largest manufacturers of mobile phones in the world. Also, it is renowned for its software know-how and is miles ahead of other countries in this field. In addition, the nation is making a remarkable progress in the field of tourism and currently, India is at the 8th spot in the world tourist visitors rankings.
Moreover, the country has made remarkable progress in space research, biotechnology, generic pharmaceuticals. It also is a favored medical tourist destination for foreigners. In addition, the current government policy of Make in India is looking to turn the nation into a world’s leading manufacturing hub. In fact, India’s GDP in PPP terms is 2.6 Trillion dollars at present and is at 7th position in the world. It is expected by 2050, India will surpass China to become the second largest nation in economic terms. Its GDP is expected to be 35 Trillion dollars.