Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that this budget will bring a lot of positive changes in industry, investors and infrastructure sectors. Calling it historic, Mr Modi said the vision of self reliance can be seen in the budget. He said the proactive budget, which focused on health and wellness will help all.
Mr Modi said, the budget will also generate employment opportunities for youth. The Prime Minister said several changes have been made, which is set to help growth and job creation in the country. He said, this budget has categorically made announcements to ease and make the lives of women better.
Mr Modi said the government has taken the approach of widening new opportunities for growth, new openings for youth, a new high to human resources, develop new regions for infrastructure, walking towards technology and bring new reforms in this Budget.
The Prime Minister said, this budget focuses on sectors that are related to both wealth and wellness. A special focus has also been on infrastructure and MSMEs. He said, the budget for MSME has seen an increase of more than double compared to last year.
This budget is walking the road of Aatma Nirbharta which leads to the progress of every Indian. Mr Modi said, this budget lays a foundation of the decade. He said, this budget emphasizes on increasing the ease of living in the lives of common people by simplifying rules and procedures.
The government, while keeping in sync with fiscal sustainability, stressed on increasing the budget size and did not put pressure on the citizens. He said the government has always tried to keep the budget transparent.
Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar said this budget fulfils the aspirations of all sections of society.
Welcoming the budget, Health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said a lot of provision has been made for the health sector. Dr Vardhan said the healthcare sector got a major boost in the budget. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said that the Union Budget 2021-22 is a win-win for all and will ensure the welfare of every section of the society.
He said that the Budget of the Atmanirbhar Bharat will act as a provider, enabler and catalyst for a more resilient recovery and sustainable economic growth. Mr. Pradhan said, the Budget will strengthen the ‘Sankalp’ of nation-first by delivering to every section of society-farmers, youth. women, children,elderly and labourers. He said the budget is an expression of the faith of 130 crore Indians in our country’s potential.
Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and MSME, Pratap Chandra Sarangi described the Budget as progressive. He said the budgetary focus on MSMEs, health sector, agriculture and rural development is commendable.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has regarded the Union budget as a catalyst that can revive the sluggish economy .Speaking to the media persons in Bengaluru today, he said that the budget will strengthen agriculture, infrastructure and industrial sectors.
On the announcement of 14,778 crore rupees for Bengaluru Metro project, he said it is the biggest gift to Karnataka. The state Industries minister Jagadish Shetter described the budget as one that will encourage MSME, manufacturing sector and start ups.The budget, he noted gives ample scope for the doubling of farmers’ income.
In her reaction to the media, the executive chairperson of BIOCON, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, said that it is a reassuring budget with no negative surprises. She pointed out that the budget has given top priority to healthcare and well-being.
She also welcomed the allocation of 35 thousand crore rupees towards Covid vaccination. The Managing Director and CEO of Manipal Hospitals felt that the Union Finance Minister has accorded special attention to the healthcare sector, increasing the overall outlay by over 135 percent over the last year.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy has welcomed the announcement of the road infrastructure projects for 3500 km in the State. In a statement today, he assured the cooperation of the State Government in implementing the road schemes at a cost of one lakh crore rupees.
He also expressed gratitude for announcing upgradation of fishing harbour at Chennai and also for the Chennai Metro rail project to be implemented at a cost of 63 thousand 246 crore rupees.
Mr. Palanisami appealed to the Centre to release 50 percent of the funds for the purpose. The Chief Minister wanted two textile parks for Salem and Southern districts. He also thanked the Centre for amending the rules for scholarship for Adi Dravida students as per his request.
The Chairperson of Space Kids India, Dr. Srimathy Kesan said that she was happy to hear their project satellite will be carried through PSLV C 51.
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee termed the union budget as anti farmer, anti people. Speaking at a programme in North Bengal today she claimed that farmers will be affected by the increased cess on petrol and diesel. She criticized the centre for disinvesting the PSUs.
Regarding the allocation of 25,000 crore rupees for the roads and upgradation of the existing Kolkata-Siliguri highway, Mamata said, the state government has already made roads in north Bengal and criticized the centre for neglecting the new airport facilities built in north Bengal.
JD( U) President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar congratulated the Centre for coming out with a “balanced” Union budget despite constraints on revenue collection in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Kumar welcomed Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s proposal to increase the budgetary outlay for health.
He praised the announcement to exempt pensioners, who are of 75 years of age or above, from filing tax returns. Nitish Kumar said the proposal to provide LPG cylinders to one crore additional households under the Ujjwala Scheme is a welcome step.
Applauding the annual budgetary presentation by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) described it as bold and visionary, which would launch India’s economy into a growth trajectory. USISPF president Mukesh Aghi said, the budget positions India towards its target of a USD 5 trillion economy.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has described the Union Budget as a symbol of the self-reliant India. Financial experts also welcomed the budget in the state.