Highlights

  • FM Sitharaman the Budget on Feb 1st
  • Sitharaman presented her 6th budget
  • At 56 minutes, Nirmala Sitharaman's shortest budget speech ever

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Our governement will pay 'utmost attention' to make the eastern region and its people a powerful drivers of India's growth: FM 

Nirmala Sitharaman pledges Eastern India development in Interim Budget session

As the interim budget session of the Indian Parliament commences, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman emphasizes the government's commitment to developing the eastern region.

Sitharaman during her budget speech said, 'Our governement will pay 'utmost attention' to make the eastern region and its people a powerful drivers of India's growth''.

In her speech, “Our government will pay utmost attention to make the eastern region and its people a powerful driver of India’s growth.” On PM Awaas Yojana, Sitharaman asserted that despite the challenges faced by the Covid-19 pandemic, implementation of the scheme continued and the government is close to achieving the target of close to 3 crore houses.

She said, “Two crore more houses will be taken up in the next five years to meet the requirement arising from increase in the number of families.”

Sitharaman further said about the women participation in the workforce. She said, “Female enrolment in higher education has increased by 28% in 10 years, in STEM courses, girls & women make 43% of enrolment, one of the highest in the world. All these steps are reflected in the increasing participation of women in the workforce. Making triple talaq illegal, reservation of 1/3 seats for women in Parliament and state assemblies, over 70 % houses under PM Awas Yojana to women have increased their dignity.”

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