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Budget 2017: This budget session is going to be historic, says Pranab Mukherjee

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 31 Jan 2017 7:27 AM GMT

Budget 2017: This budget session is going to be historic, says Pranab Mukherjee
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Budget 2017: This budget session is going to be historic, says Pranab Mukherjee
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New Delhi: Addressing the Parliament at the beginning of the 2017 Union Budget session, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that this is a historic session signaling advancement of budget cycle and merger of general budget with rail budget for the first time.

It would be for the first time in 93 years that the general and the rail budget would not be presented separately and at the beginning of February while it has always been announced in the last days of the month.

What else Pranab Mukherjee said?

  • The Indian Postal Payment Bank has been started to take the banking system to the doorstep of the poor and the unbanked,
  • About 13 crore poor have been covered under various social security schemes
  • An unprecedented 26 crore plus Jan Dhan accounts have been opened for the unbanked
  • My government is guided by the Antyodaya philosophy of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya
  • The upliftment of poor and deprived is the major concern. Financial inclusion is key to poverty alleviation
  • Over Rs 2 lakh crore has been provided through 5.6 crore loans sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana
  • Under Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana, over Rs. 16,000 crore have been made available to SHGs in the current Financial Year
  • At the core of all my government policies is the welfare of the garib, dalit, peedit, shoshit, vanchit, kisan, shramik and yuva
  • My Government is committed to provide shelter to every houseless poor household through the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana
  • Mission Indradhanush commits to vaccinate “every child everywhere” against preventable diseases
  • Under Deen Dayal Upadhayay Gram Jyoti Yojana over 11,000 villages have been electrified in a record time
  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will make clean energy accessible to the poor
  • A favourable monsoon supplemented by farmer-oriented schemes has increased the acreage and yield of most Kharif crops
  • Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan will provide comprehensive ante-natal care to all pregnant women
  • Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana expanded ambit of risk-coverage, doubled sum insured & facilitated lowest-ever premium
  • My government is making Nari Shakti an integral part of our development journey
  • Our women deserve equal opportunity. ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme is yielding encouraging results
  • With motto of “Har Haath ko Hunar”, my govt has taken several steps for skilling youth & improving their employability
  • Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana launched for promoting entrepreneurship education and training amongst 7 lakh students
  • Universal Account Number has ensured portability of EPF accounts and has safeguarded the interest of crores of workers
  • My Government has taken several measures to ensure that the aspirations of people from all communities are fulfilled
  • Implementation of the 7th Pay Commission has benefited 50 lakh employees and 35 lakh pensioners
  • Under its proactive "Act East" policy, my govt is focusing on reducing isolation of the Eastern region & North-east
  • My Government is committed to providing the Divyang jan equal opportunities for development
  • Over 6 lakh Divyang jan have so far benefited from 4700 special assistance camps organised since May 2014
  • The Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan is improving accessibility for the Divyang jan at public places
  • My government is continuing with the special dispensation in the assistance pattern to the North-eastern states
  • The National Civil Aviation Policy, will give a major boost to air connectivity in the smaller cities and towns
  • India launched 8 operational missions including meteorological, navigation, earth observation and communication satellites

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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