Funds has imaginative and prescient of ‘self-reliance’; villages and farmers at its coronary heart: Modi

New Delhi, February 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the Union Budget, saying it had the vision of ‘Aatmanirbharta’ (self-reliance) and addresses all sections of society, while keeping farmers and villages at its heart.

“This Budget has a special focus on strengthening the agriculture sector and  boosting farmers’ income. Villages and farmers are at its heart,” Modi said.

The budget would bring several positive changes for individuals, investors, industry and infrastructure sector, the Prime Minister said in his televised remarks on the Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament.

Modi said the Budget had been presented in extraordinary circumstances and had a sense of reality as well as a confidence of development in it. It had the vision of ‘Aatmanirbharta’ and addressed all sections of society, he asserted.

“We have taken the approach of widening new opportunities for growth, creation of new opportunities for our youth, giving a new dimension to human resources, develop new sectors for infrastructure development, and moving towards technology and bringing new reforms in this Budget,” he said.

It’s a pro-active Budget that gives boost to wealth as well as wellness, Modi said.

This Budget talks of all-round development for all parts of country, he said, adding that it had provided for a record increase in allocation towards infrastructure building. PTI

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