“Our government is working towards development which is all round, all inclusive and all pervasive It covers all castes and people at all levels We are working towards making India a Viksit Bharat by 2047,” Sitharaman said while reading out the interim budget speech in Lok Sabha  

“In 2014, the country was facing enormous challenges. The government overcame those challenges and undertook structural reforms. Pro-people reforms were undertaken, conditions for jobs and entrepreneurship were set in. Fruits of development started reaching people at scale and the country got a sense of new purpose and hope,” she said.  

“In second term, the government strengthened its mantra and our development philosophy covered all elements of inclusivity, namely social and geographical.  With a whole of nation approach, the country overcame challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, took long strides towards Aatma Nirbhar Bharat and laid solid foundations for Amrit Kaal,” FM said in the budget speech.

“Inclusive development and growth, our humane approach to development has marked a departure from the earlier approach of provisioning up to village level. Development programmes have targeted each and every household and individual through housing for all, Har Ghar Jal, electricity for all, cooking gas for all and bank accounts and financial services for all in record time. Worries about food were eliminated through free rations for 80 crore people. MSP for produce of Anna Data are periodically increased Provision of basic necessities has enhanced real income in rural areas,” FM said in the budget speech. 

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