Amit Shah welcomes ‘all-inclusive, visionary budget’ 2023-24
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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said the “all-inclusive and visionary” Budget 2023-24 will give further impetus to the Modi government’s resolve for building a self-reliant India, taking every section along.
In a series of tweets in Hindi with the hashtag ‘#AmritKaalBudget’, Shah said the target of increasing capital expenditure by 33 per cent to Rs 10 lakh crore for infrastructure development and keeping the fiscal deficit at 5.9 per cent is commendable. This reflects the foresight of the Modi government to build a new India with strong infrastructure and a strong economy, he said.
“The budget-2023 brought by the Modi government is a budget that lays a strong foundation of Amritkal.
“I am sure that this all-inclusive and visionary budget will give further impetus to the resolve of the Modi government for a self-reliant India, taking every section along. Congratulations to @narendramodi and (union finance minister) @nsitharaman for this,” he said.
Shah thanked Prime Minister Modi for giving huge tax relief to the middle and salaried class as the budget proposed to increase tax rebate limit from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh.
“The unprecedented changes in tax slabs will greatly benefit the middle class. Along with this, I also welcome the relief given to government employees,” he said.
Welcoming the decision to set up a National Digital Library to make books available to youngsters, the home minister said the foundation of the bright future of any country is its educated and skilled young generation.
He said the allocation for agriculture loans has been increased to Rs 20 lakh crore. The Agriculture Accelerator Fund will be created to encourage agri-startups by young entrepreneurs. Along with this, for the next three years, one crore farmers will be helped to do natural farming and 10,000 Bio Input Resource Centers will be set up.
Shah said a budget provision of Rs 2.4 lakh crore has been made for railways, which will connect remote areas with railways.
Along with this, the decision to revive 50 airports, heliports and advanced landing grounds in the country will increase regional air connectivity, which will give a boost to tourism.