NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday described the Budget as “futuristic” with an aim on fulfilling the “dreams” of every section, including the poor, the farmers and the under-privileged while focussing on job creation, transparency, urban rejuvenation and rural development.
He said the Budget is a key link between the work done by his government over the last two-and-a-half and the steps that it will be taking in the future as part of its vision to take the country on the path of development.
“This is a Budget for the future – for farmers, underprivileged, transparency, urban rejuvenation, rural development, enterprise,” Modi said while commenting on the document presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha.
Lauding Jaitley for presenting a “good” budget, he said it will speed up the development of the country, create new employment opportunities, double farmers’ income.
It will bring a big change in the financial condition of the villages, Modi said. It also attempts to raise middle class incomes without any increase in fiscal deficit.
This Budget focusses of farmers, agriculture, villages, dalits, oppressed and suppressed, the Prime Minister said.
He said a record allocation has been made for MNREGA as well as women’s welfare.
Asserting that the Budget reflects commitment to eliminate corruption and black money, Modi said it provides for a comprehensive package of digital economy which will reduce tax evasion and help control black money.