NEW DELHI, Feb 1 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said the interim Budget 2024-25 draws the roadmap to achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a developed Bharat by 2047.
Shah also said the Budget speech sheds light on the milestones achieved by the Modi government in the last 10 years in its journey to make Bharat the foremost nation in every sector.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her sixth straight Budget on Thursday.
“The Union Budget draws the roadmap to achieve PM Shri @narendramodi Ji’s vision of a Developed Bharat by 2047. The budget speech sheds light on the milestones achieved by the Modi govt in the last 10 years on its journey to make Bharat the foremost nation in every sector during the Amrit Kaal,” Shah said on ‘X’ with hashtag #ViksitBharatBudget
“On the very foundation of these feats, the magnificent edifice of a Viksit Bharat is being built. My heartfelt gratitude to Modi Ji for leading the nation through this journey of excellence and to FM @nsitharaman Ji for the insightful budget speech,” he said.
Later, Shah said the ‘Viksit Bharat budget’ of the Modi government has brought new opportunities for prosperity of farmers of the country.
He said inspired by Modi’s vision of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, this budget has encouraged ‘aatmanirbharta’ in oilseeds on one hand, while on the other hand, focus has been laid on development of dairy sector and use of Nano-DAP.
The home minister said the Modi government is providing financial assistance to 11.8 crore farmers and protection to four crore farmers through crop insurance making them financially strong and prosperous.
He said important decisions have been taken in the interim Budget regarding modern storage and establishing effective supply chain.
Thanking the prime minister for increasing target of making three crore ‘Lakhpati Didi’, Shah said the interim Budget will give new energy to the tourism sector.
Citing the Budget announcements, he said incentives and long-term interest-free loans will be given to the states for the development of historical and cultural sites to promote tourism, which will boost the tourism sector and create new employment opportunities.
Shah thanked PM Modi for the historic decisions like starting air connectivity in Lakshadweep and other islands and connecting them with the mainstream.
He said while the Modi government has increased the Budget by 11.1 per cent to a record Rs 11.11 lakh crore to make the country’s infrastructure world class, it has also announced three major railway corridors under PM Gati Shakti to improve logistics efficiency and reduce costs.
The home minister said ‘Suryoday Yojana’, reflecting the vision of the prime minister, will enable one crore families to generate electricity by installing solar energy systems at their homes.
They will get 300 units of free electricity per month and this will also help them save Rs 15,000 to Rs 18,000 annually, Shah said.
He said PM Modi has so far provided free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh to more than 30 crore people under the Ayushman Bharat scheme and in the interim Budget, an important decision was taken to link ASHA and Anganwadi workers and helpers with Ayushman Yojana, so that these people will also be able to avail the benefit of free treatment.
Shah said the prime minister has increased the income tax exemption which was Rs 2.2 lakh in 2013-14 to Rs 7 lakh in 10 years. This decision has also increased the confidence of income tax payers in the government and their number has increased by 2.4 times. (PTI)
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