PM Narendra Modi said that the Budget focuses on increasing farmers' income and several measures have been taken in this direction.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the Union Budget 2021 reflects India’s vision of self-reliance and inclusion of common people of all classes.
He said that the Union Budget 2021-22 has been presented amid unprecedented circumstances but it shows India’s confidence and will instil self-confidence in the world.
PM Modi said that the Budget focuses on increasing farmers’ income and several measures have been taken in this direction. He said that the government’s steps are ensuring that farmers get loans easily. The PM said that provisions have been made to strengthen APMC markets with the help of the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund.
PM Modi said that instead of putting more burden on the common man, the budget focuses on transparency. He said that the budget focuses on MSMEs and infrastructure besides putting an unprecedented focus on healthcare.
He said that the budget has focused on the development of southern states, north-eastern states and regions like Leh Ladakh. He said that the budget has a vision of development for coastal states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal and focusses on turning these states into a business powerhouse.
The PM also congratulated FM Nirmala Sitharaman and MoS Finance Anurag Thakur for giving a budget which h attracted several positive reviews within hours.
The PM said that the government has taken the approach of widening new growth opportunities, developing new regions for infrastructure development, moving towards modernisation and bringing new reforms through this budget. This budget will bring several positive changes for individuals, investors, industry and infrastructure sectors, the Prime Minister said. In line with its responsibility of maintaining fiscal sustainability, the government emphasised on increasing the budget size.
He said that the government is committed to making the budget transparent. The PM said that India has been proactive in the fight against COVID-19 and the same approach is reflected in the budget. He said that the government has sent a message of being proactive by giving a pro-active budget to the country. The PM said that the budget focuses on the sectors which will increase wealth and wellness – ‘jaan bhi, jahaan bhi’.