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List of Acronyms coined by Narendra Modi

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Narendra Modi, the 14th and the current Prime Minister of India has been a fan of coining acronyms and backronyms since he started his campaign for the General Elections in India in 2014.

List of Acronyms and Backronyms coined and used by PM Modi.[edit | edit source]

Acronym Expansion Context
VIKAS Vidyut (Electricity), Kanoon (law) and Sadak (Road). PM Modi coined this acronym to give a new meaning of VIKAS (development) while addressing people in Uttar Pradesh. [1]
IT + IT= IT Indian Talent + Information Technology = India Tomorrow.[1]
NDA National Development Alliance. To redefine the National Democratic Alliance led by BJP in 2014.[1]
SMART "Strict and Sensitive, Modern and Mobile, Alert and Accountable, Reliable and Responsive, Techno savvy and Trained" police force.[1]
INCH Towards MILES India-China towards a Millennium of Exceptional Synergy. To describe the future of India-China relationship.[1]
HIT Highways, Informationways, Transmissionways. PM Modi expressed his plan to ‘HIT’ Nepal with these facilities.[1]
B2B Bharat to Bhutan. To codify India-Bhutan relationship during his visit to Bhutan.[1]
ROAD Responsibility, Ownership, Accountablity, Discipline. Modi's recipe for success at a Make in India workshop.[1]
3S Skill, Scale, Speed. What India needs to compete with China.[1]
FDI First Develop India. To coin the mantra for Make in India.[1]
BHIM Bharat Interface for Money. BHIM is a mobile app for digital transactions. [1]
MOM Mars Orbiter Mission. On the success of India's Mars Orbiter Mission, PM Modi said "I was sure Mom won’t disappoint us." [1]
IIT India’s Instrument of Transformation. Addressing the students during the 56th convocation address of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. [2]
HRIDAY Heritage Development and Augmentation Yojana.[1]
USTTAD Upgrading Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development - for artisans from the minority community.[1]
UDAY Ujjwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana.[1]
PRASAD Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive.[1]
PAHAL Pratyaksha Hastaantarit Laabh. Direct benefit transfer scheme for LPG subsidy.[1]
4 Ps "People Private-Public Partnership" for good governance.[1]
SETU Self Employment and Talent Utilisation. To promote schemes that provide support to all aspects of a start-up businesses from credit to incubation centers. [1] Setu means a bridge in Hindi.
SWAYAM Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds. Free online courses to be offered by Indian Universities.[1] Swayam means self in Hindi.
SAMAVAY Skill Assessment Matrix for Vocational Advancement of Youth. To promote schemes that allow multiple entry and exit options between vocational and formal education courses.[1]
JAM Jan Dhan Aadhar Mobile. To promote direct cash transfer using Aadhar linked bank accounts using mobile apps.[1]
AIM Atal Innovation Mission.[1]
AMRUT Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. [1]
PRAGATI Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.[1]
NITI National Institution for Transforming India.[1]
ABCD Adarsh, Bofors, Coal and Damaad (son-in law). To define the scam-ridden Indian National Congress Party in 2014.[1]
RSVP Rahul, Sonia, Vadra, Priyanka.[1]
3 AKs ‘Admired in Pakistan’ (AK 47, AK Antony and AK-49 (Arvind Kejriwal).[1]
SCAM Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav, Congress and Mayawati. To urge voters to vote against the opposition parties in the assembly elections in U.P. [1]
AK-49 Arvind Kejriwal-49. A reference to AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal’s 49-day first government in Delhi. [1]
SABKA Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, and Congress party. To appeal the destruction of all three parties in 2014.[1]

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