PM Modi calls Budget 2022 a bold move to turn a crisis into an opportunity
New Delhi, Feb 02: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (February 2, 2022) addressed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers across the country virtually.
In his address on 'Aatmanirbhar Arthvyavastha' at a BJP event, PM Modi said that post-Covid, the possibility of a new world order is emerging and the initial indicators of it are already visible. A big change is coming in the way the world is viewing India, he said.
PM 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.''
"It is very important for us to make a self-reliant & modern India. This Budget has several important provisions to take India forward in the direction of modernity. India's economy is expanding continuously due to the decisions taken in the last 7 years," says PM Modi.
Additionally, PM Modi also stated that the budget has several steps to take India on the road towards modernization.
"In the last 7 years,the decisions taken are continuously enlarging the Indian economy. 7-8 years ago, India's GDP was Rs 1.10 lakh cr. Today, our GDP is nearly Rs 2.3 lakh crore. In 2013-14, India's exports stood at Rs 2.85 lakh crore. Today, it has achieved Rs 4.7 lakh crore," PM Modi explained.
Modi also said migration from border villages is not good for national security and the budget has provisions to develop 'vibrant villages' on the border.
In a televised statement on Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi had said the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was "people-friendly, progressive" and full of possibilities for infrastructure, investment, growth and jobs.
Finance Minister Sitharaman unveiled a Rs 39.45 lakh crore budget, with higher spending on highways to affordable housing to fire up the key engines of the economy to sustain a world-beating recovery from the pandemic. While she primed up spending on infrastructure to create jobs and boost economic activity, Sitharaman did not tinker with income tax slabs or tax rates.