New Delhi : Amidst a wave of expectations, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented her fourth budget. Budget speech has started in Parliament. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla smiled and said that the minister is reading the digital budget today.
What the Finance Minister did and said like this.
Budget of Amrit Kaal: First of all, I express my condolences to those who have suffered in the Kovid epidemic. We are celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of freedom and this is the budget of Amritkal, which will lay the foundation for the next 25 years. Presenting a blue print from 75 years of independence to 100 years.
Now organic farming on the banks of Ganga: MSP will be paid directly in the account of farmers. 5 km from the banks of the Ganges. Organic farming will be promoted on the land falling under the purview of There will be digitization of agricultural land documents.States will be asked to change the syllabus of Agriculture University so that the cost of cultivation can be reduced. To help farmers adopt improved varieties of fruits and vegetables, farmers will get digital services, which include services related to documents, fertilisers, seeds, medicines.
Announcement for employment and poor: Expressways will be built under PM Gati Shakti Master Plan. The National Highway network will be extended to 25 thousand km. A provision of Rs 20 thousand crore has been made for this mission. Our effort will be to create 60 lakh new jobs. 80 lakh houses will be built for the poor. Its budget is Rs 48000 crore. E-passports will be issued in 2022-23, which will have chip. Those going abroad will be comfortable.
400 new generation Vande Mataram trains will run: 400 new generation Vande Bharat trains will be run during the next 3 years. 100 Pradhan Mantri Gatishakti Cargo Terminal will also be developed during this period. Innovative avenues will be adopted to develop the metro system.
6 thousand crore to MSME: New schemes will be started to strengthen MSME. 6000 crores will be given in 5 years. Udayam, E-Shram, NCS and Aseem portal will be interlinked. This will increase their chances even more. Now these will be platforms working with live organic database. These will provide credit facilities and create possibilities for entrepreneurship.
The scope of the PM e-Vidya program expanded: Due to the closure of schools during the epidemic, the children of the village were deprived of education for two years. Now the channels will be increased from 12 to 200 under PM e-Vidya, a class-one TV channel program for such children. These channels will be in regional languages. The help of technology will be taken to promote vocational education. A digital university will be set up.