Budget for New India will energise nation: PM
01 February 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded the budget as the budget for New India which will energise the nation.
In a series of Tweets and a statement after the presentation of interim budget 2019-20, Modi said that over 12 crore farmers and their families, over 3 crore middle-class tax payers and professionals and their families and 30-40 crore labourers will gain thanks to the Budget for New India.
The development initiatives of the NDA government have touched several lives, which have been reflected in the budget proposals from farmer welfare to middle class, from income tax relief to infrastructure, from manufacturing to MSME, from housing to healthcare and from the increased pace of development to the New India, he added.
Modi expressed happiness that it is good to see more people being removed from the shackles of poverty. “Our neo-middle class is rising and so are their dreams,” he sai and dded," I salute the middle class for their stellar contribution towards the development of the nation.”
About the pro-farmer initiatives in the budget, he lamented that for years, many schemes had been initiated for farmers but sadly, the lot of farmers never came under the ambit of these schemes.
He described the Prime Minister Kisan Nidhi as a historic step for farmer welfare, which will help those who have under 5 acres of land. The animal husbandry sector and fisheries have also been taken care of in the budget.
Underlining the importance of safeguarding the interests of the unorganised sector, he said Prime Minister Shram Yogi Man Dhan Yojana will be of great help. This sector needed more safeguarding of their interests and the budget has done so.
Ayushman Bharat Yojana and social security schemes are also going to touch their lives, he added. “It is essential to ensure the benefits of development reach all sections of society,” noted Modi. “The budget will empower the poor, give a boost to the farmer and an impetus to the economic growth.”