Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 02 February, 2022 addressed a conclave on ‘Aatmanirbhar Arthvyavastha’ organized by the Bharatiya Janata Party in New Delhi. Addressing the gathering virtually, PM Shri Modi said, “There is a possibility of a new world order post-COVID pandemic. Today, the world’s perspective of looking at India has changed a lot. Now, the world wants to see a stronger India. With the world’s changed perspective towards India, it is imperative for us to take the country forward at a rapid pace by strengthening our economy.”
Talking about the striking features of the Budget 2022, the PM said, “Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman comprehensively explained the Budget in a timely manner given its vastness. The budget has been appreciated from all the corners. Even country’s forex reserves have increased to $630 billion from $200 billion. All of this due to our government’s effective policies.”
POOR, MIDDLE CLASS AND YOUTH
The Prime Minister asserted, “This Budget focuses on the poor, middle class and youth and aims to provide them basic necessities. Our government is working on the saturation of basic facilities. With efforts from our government, nearly 9 crore tap water connections in rural households have already been installed. Out of this, over 5 crore connections have been installed under the Jal Jeevan Mission in the last 2 years.”
Citing that the budget was more poor friendly, he said, “In this year’s budget, there’s provision for 80 lakh pucca houses for the poor. For the same, Rs 48,000 crore has been allotted. This will help them overcome poverty and take them forward. Our Government’s housing project will make the poor lakhpatis.”
“Last year, FDI in India has crossed 80 billion dollar. In 2013-14, India’s exports stood at Rs 2.85 lakh crore. Today, it has achieved Rs 4.7 lakh crore,” he added.
Highlighting the Union government’s vision behind Budget 2022, Shri Modi stated, “In this budget, an announcement has been made that in Aspirational Districts, Aspirational Blocks will be worked upon in coordination with states. This will take developmental work to the lowest level of the society and empower them.”
MODERNIZATION OF INDIAN AGRICULTURE
Expressing his happiness on the budget, the PM said, ‘ The budget also focused on modernizing Indian agriculture with a focus on organic farming. This will make farming more lucrative. Kisan drones and other machinery will be made available to the farmers at reasonable prices.”
Also, the Prime Minister talked about India having a new corridor for natural farming, he asserted that the natural farming corridor will run along the bank of River Ganga. The corridor for natural or organic farming will be 2,500 km long and 10 km wide. “We import edible oil worth Rs 80,000 Lakh. Hence, we have started a national project to stop the outflow of funds. This will help farmers. We have also started solar energy and Van Dhan Yojana for farmers. The Budget has boosted these efforts,” he added.
MULTIMODAL LOGISTICS PARKS
Shri Narendra Modi said, “Multimodal Logistics Parks will be set up at 4 places in the country. 100 PM Gatishakti Cargo Terminals will be developed for multimodal logistics facilities. This will reduce the time taken to transport anything for industries, trade and will also help in increasing exports from India.
BJP National President Shri JP Nadda, senior leaders, office bearers of the party and Members of Parliament were presnt on the occasion.