Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has termed the budget presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament as balanced, inclusive and developmental. Congratulating the Union Finance minister, Rawat said that this budget shows the vision of strong citizens for a strong nation. It presents the outline for developing an economy worth about $ three trillion to $ five trillion economy. Along with schemes for welfare of common citizens, it also focuses on strengthening infrastructure and developing industries. A target of spending Rs 100 lakh crore on fundamental facilities in five years has been set.
Rawat said, “Special focus has been laid in the budget on the welfare of villages, the poor and farmers. After toilet in each home and home for each person, now the target of providing a tap in every home has been set. This budget of team India is one that will fulfil the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas. The budget focuses on everyone including farmers, labourers, women, youth, artisans and small entrepreneurs. This is a budget which will take the Indian economy ahead on the developmental path. It also encourages investment for the generation of employment.”
The chief minister further said that the budget provides for development of 17 iconic tourist destinations in the country, which will definitely strengthen tourism. Along with the common man, special focus has been laid on increasing industries and infrastructure. While a target for making new industrial corridors has been set, small cities will be linked by air service under the UDAN scheme. One nation-one grid and the rebate on electric vehicles is a welcome development. Referring to the special focus on small entrepreneurs, he said that a target has been set for increased employment generation through micro, small and medium enterprises. A separate portal will be made for MSMEs while a facility for providing loan in 59 minutes to small and medium industries is also being made. With special focus being laid on improving quality of higher education institutions, the establishment of national research foundation will also encourage quality research. Rawat further said, “Villages, the poor and farmers at the core of every scheme. A target has been set for providing homes to 1.95 needy persons by 2022 under PM Awas Yojana. Solid waste management will be facilitated in every village. A target for construction and upgradation of 1.25 lakh kilometres roads has been set under the PMGSY. Hundred new clusters based on bamboo, honey and khadi will also be established. Ten thousand new farmer-producer organisations will be formed. About 75,000 skilled entrepreneurs will be prepared in the agro rural industry sector. For women, provision for up to Rs one lakh loan for each woman has been made under the Mudra Yojana. Up to Rs 5,000 overdraft facility has been provided in Jandhan accounts of women self help groups,” he added.
Saturday, 06 July 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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