Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her team for a “people-friendly and progressive budget”.
In his remarks after the Union Budget was tabled in the Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister said that the Budget is “full of opportunities for more infrastructure, more investment, more growth, and more jobs”. “This will further open the green job sector. This Budget not only solves the contemporary problems but also ensures a bright future for the youth,” he added.
The Prime Minister said that the quest for modernity and technology in every sphere of life through steps such as drones for farmers, Vande Bharat Trains, digital currency, 5G services, national digital health ecosystem will hugely benefit our youth, middle class, poor, Dalit and backward classes.
The Prime Minister stressed that the welfare of the poor is one of the most important aspects of this Budget. “The Budget aims to ensure pucca house, toilet, tap water and gas connection for every poor household. At the same time, the focus is on modern Internet connectivity also,” said PM Modi.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “Today’s #AatmanirbharBharatKaBudget brings with it new energy and strength to our development trajectory, especially at a time when we are courageously fighting a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic. This Budget brings more infra, more investment, more growth, and more jobs.” The Prime Minister further said that people from all walks of life welcomed the budget today.
“People from all walks of life have welcomed the #AatmanirbharBharatKaBudget. The youth of India see this Budget as one that will give wings to their ambitions,” PM Modi stated.
He added that the emphasis of this budget on futuristic technologies in all spheres is noteworthy and will benefit a cross-section of our citizens.
The Prime Minister said that this budget caters to the development needs of people in remote areas, hill states, and those states on the banks of the Ganga and is in line with the government’s focus on all-around and inclusive development.
PM Modi said that there are many provisions in this budget aimed at transforming the agriculture sector including ensuring credit, record (Minimum Support Price) MSP, boosting food processing, and encouraging start-ups in the sector.
“I am confident that the hardworking small farmers will prosper thanks to these steps,” the Prime Minister further said in a tweet.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said, Budget 2022-23 emphasised a set of guidelines that lay the foundation for the country highlighting the direction in which the nation will move after completing 75 years of independence, Gadkari said, “Giving importance to technology, science, innovation research startups, how to increase the growth rate of India’s economy, how to increase exports and reduce imports, how to progress and develop in agriculture, rural and tribal sector and especially those sections of the society which are exploited, deprived and downtrodden. There are aspirant districts, tribal Schedule Caste villages, poor labourers, farmers, how their growth can be increased, how to increase their per capita income and how they can be equal in the system, policies have been made considering these factors.” Gadkari said that the Ministry of Transport will start eight new projects in hill states as part of the project Parvatmala announced in the Union Budget.
The Union Minister further said, “When it comes to infrastructure, I am very happy that new additional national highways have been announced. Cable car, which comes under our department, in which 16 projects of Himachal Pradesh are under our consideration, this year we will start 8 projects and due to this, transport will be facilitated on a large scale in hilly areas and this transport will be pollution-free. Especially in the hilly region, there is hydropower, it will go into electric power at a low rate and it will be of great benefit. Due to an expansion in the infrastructure, employment will be generated, new India will be created.”