New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is presenting the ‘first Budget of Amrit Kal’.
In her Budget speech, the Finance Minister reiterated government’s focus on wide-ranging reforms and said that India’s rising stature in the world is because of slew of reforms undertaken by the government.
Sitharaman said that India’s per-capita income has doubled and the economy has been zooming at a fast pace, to become 5th largest economy in the world.
Top pointers from FM Sitharaman’s speech:
# Govt to promote millets cultivation as Super Foods. This will be a rising category of global agricultural markets
India determined to work for preservation of environment. Govt is implementing many schemes and policies for green use of energy. This will help reduce the carbon intensity of the economy
#Under the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, free food grains was provided to 80 crore population under Antyodaya program. The entire expenditure of about Rs 2 lakh crore was borne by Central government.
#Since 2014, per capita income has doubled and India has become the 5th largest economy in the world
#The Indian economy has grown from 10th to 5th largest in the world and per capita income has more than doubled.
#The G20 presidency gives us unique opportunity to strengthen India’s role in world economic order.
#The Indian economy is on the right track and heading towards a bright future. India’s global profile is rising due to world-class digital infrastructure and proactive role in frontier areas
# During the COVID-19, the government ensured no one goes to bed empty stomach. We provided free food to 80 crore people for 28 months.