Reacting to the Union Budget, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said here on Wednesday that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented an ‘Amrit budget’ prepared while keeping in mind every section of the society.
“The seven priorities of the government towards the country and the society mentioned by the finance minister in the budget will benefit every section. This budget presented in ‘Amrit Kaal’ will prove to be a milestone in the making of modern India,” he added.
Khattar said on the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the general budget will prove fruitful in the direction of making the country the leading economy of the world.
“It is not just a budget, but also a vision document of the ‘Amrit Kaal’ of futuristic India. This is an all-encompassing and all-inclusive budget, giving new energy to the countrymen. It will contribute significantly in writing a new chapter of good governance, poverty alleviation, socio-economic transformation and employment generation,” he added,
Khattar said the resolve to include all sections of the society in the mainstream of development is visible in every aspect of this budget. “This budget is inclusive and futuristic, keeping in mind the empowerment of job professionals, youth, women and farmers. Special focus has been laid on infrastructure development, health, employment generation, housing, social welfare, farmers welfare, higher education, innovation and research which will also be beneficial for Haryana,” he said.
The CM said under the leadership of the Prime Minister, the Central and state government are taking important steps for the farmers. “The announcement of Indian Institute of Millet for coarse grains, promotion of fisheries and horticulture sector or connecting 1 crore farmers with natural farming are many such decisions which will further strengthen our agriculture system,” he added.
Khattar said a lot of provisions have been made in the budget to connect New India with technology. “Promotion of DIGILocker, systems like e-courts will take the country even further in the era of technology,” he said.
The CM said decisions like making indigenous mobile cheaper and helping micro, small and medium industries affected during the Covid pandemic will strengthen the MSME sector; which will further strengthen the Indian economy. “This budget will prove to be a milestone in achieving the goal of Antyodaya. Taking inspiration from this budget, Haryana will also prepare its budget keeping in mind the 2.5 crore Haryana residents,” he said.