Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala welcomed the Union Budget presented by the Central Government today, and said that the budget promises to create new employment opportunities, upgrading the education system, enhancement of health services, improvement in agriculture and rural sector and will strengthen the country’s infrastructure. Keeping in mind the challenges faced by every section of the society during COVID-19, a digital budget was presented to the people of the country for the first time in the history of India, which will lay the foundation of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, he added.
Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the future framework has been laid out in a planned manner to bring the economy affected due to COVID-19 back on track, with full focus on the infrastructure sector. With the strengthening of this sector, new employment opportunities will also be created for the youth, he added. He said that this year, the target of completing 11,000 km of road construction and sanctioning of 8,500 km of new road projects will improve the country’s infrastructure, while youth will also be given jobs in the ongoing public projects in the states.
While welcoming the move to set up seven mega textile parks for the production and export in the textile industry of the country, he said that investment in textile sector will boost the textile industry and employment opportunities will also increase. He said that the budget for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has been doubled; this will give further impetus to the plan to establish clusters in all districts through the new MSME Directorate of the state. Similarly, scraping policy will create thousands of new jobs along with large investments. All schemes like new education policy, self-employment scheme will give employment a boost.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that special attention has been given to the development of agriculture and rural areas in the budget. He said that emphasis has been laid on providing maximum facilities to farmers and increasing their income, better medical facilities for everyone in hospitals and providing good education to every child in educational institutions. For this, provisions of Rs. 75,000 crore for the agriculture sector, connecting 1000 more mandis to the Electronic National Agriculture Market, Rs 35,000 crore for the COVID vaccine, increasing budget by about 135 percent for the health sector, to provide free ration to about 80 crore people and setting up of 100 new Sainik schools, etc. are important.