Budget to focus on agriculture, healthcare, education, infrastructure: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley


  • Budget to focus on agriculture, healthcare, education, infrastructure: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
01-02-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday, while presenting the Union Budget for the financial year 2018-19, stressed that the Budget would focus on four aspects namely-strengthening of agriculture, education, healthcare benefits and improving infrastructure.

Addressing the Budget Session of Parliament, Jaitley said the Budget aims to create an honest, clean and transparent government of a strong confident New India, on the backdrop of the economic reforms taken in the recent past.

The key focus areas of this year’s Budget are, strengthening of agriculture and rural economy, provision for good health to economically less privileged, taking care of senior citizens, infrastructure creation and improving the quality of education in the country.

Reiterating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’, Jaitley stated that India’s USD 2.5 trillion economy is on course to achieve a growth of 8 percent, following the 7.2-7.5 percent growth it achieved in the second half of 2018-19.

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