Which three major developments took place in Indian politics during the last decade of the 20th century? Describe.
The Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced two broad goals which the government would set for itself. First, by 2010, the per capital income of India would be doubled. Income doubling within a decade requires annual growth in per capita income of 7% per annum. Second, by 2010, there would be universalisation of education until Class VIII, with a special effort for girls and disadvantaged groups. In response to the goal of attaining universal elementary education by 2010, the government launched the SSA and began investing vast sums of money for expanding school coverage capacity building, mid-day meals and free school books for children of families living below the poverty line. Besides these, many other initiatives were taken for the welfare of the citizens of the country.