New Delhi: Addressing the joint session on the first day of the 2022 budget session, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday that around Rs 1 lakh crore was sanctioned for 1,000 schemes aimed at boosting the agricultural sector in India. “To improve agricultural infrastructure, around Rs 1 lakh crore has been sanctioned for 1,000 schemes aimed at boosting the agricultural sector in India,” Kovind said.Also Read – Mumbai Local Train: Audio-visual recording systems and automatic alert signals will soon be installed in trains for passenger safety
The President stressed that the government is working tirelessly to empower the country’s farmers. “The government believes in the basic mantra of ‘Antyodaya’, in which there is social justice, equality, respect and equal opportunity. Programs like Prime Minister Awas Yojana, Prime Minister Svanidhi, Har Ghar Jal and Prime Minister Svamiva greatly benefit citizens across the country,” he said. Also Read – Industry Delighted as FM Calls Startups ‘Engines of Growth’
The President also discussed various projects launched by the central government, including Svamiva Yojana, PM-KISAN, PM-FBY and National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP). Also Read – Budget 2022: Industry Experts Hail Crypto Tax, CBDC
“Under Svamiva Yojana, more than 40 lakh property cards were distributed in about 27,000 villages. The government is working tirelessly to empower the country’s rural economy and farmers. Bearing in mind the record production, the government has also made record purchases,” he said.
Kovind also said the government is focusing on empowering small farmers. “The government is working to empower small farmers. With programs like Samman Nidhi Yojana, Fasal Bima Yojana, Krishi Infrastructure Fund, the government is building the AatmaNirbhar Krishi ecosystem,” he said.
An economic study will be presented today
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is ready to table the 2021-22 economic study along with the statistical annex in both houses today. According to media reports, the 2021-22 economic study and statistical annex will be laid on the Lok Sabha table at around 12:45 p.m. by Sitharaman.
And the document will be tabled in the Upper House a few minutes after the House meets at 2:30 p.m. The first part of the budget session of the Union of Parliament will be held from January 31 to February 11 and the second part of the budget session will be held from March 14 to April 8.