President Addresses The Nation Day Before Union Budget

Budget 2017
Budget 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the Parliament in a joint session of both houses at the budget session which begins today. Although parties are opposing it still the government advance the budget presentation to February 1. It is made sure that the important changes are implemented by first April 2017 when a new financial year starts. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is analyzing all the possible factors as he will be presenting the Union Budget Tommorrow i.e. on 1 February 2017. The Rail Budget has also merged with the Union Budget.

President Pranab Mukherjee at Parliament
President Pranab Mukherjee at Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has requested all the political parties and their leaders to give their support to a meaningful functioning of the session. Here we present to you the highlights of the Pranab Mukherjee’s speech:

  • President Mukherjee called it a historic session because of the advancement of the budget and incorporation of Rail budget.
  • Once again we all gather to celebrate the spirit of Democracy a culture which ‘ sabka saath sabka vikas’.
  • This year we have celebrated the 350th Birth anniversary of Shri Guru Gobind Sahib Ji, the light of inspiration for all of us.
  • We have celebrated the 1000 birth anniversary of the great Saint-Philosopher Ramanujacharya.
  •  Janashakti is the reason of transforming Swachh Bharat Mission into a Jan-Andolan.
  • The government salutes the courage of JanShakti and pledges to effectively utilize it in Rashtra Nirman.
  • All the policies made by my government has only one motto that is the welfare of poor, Dalit, exploited, farmers, deprived, laborers and young people.
  • The philosophy of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya is being followed by my government, Financial incorporation is the key to poverty mitigation.
  • Exceptional 26 crores plus Jan Dhan Yojna accounts have been opened.
  •  Almost 13 crore poor people have covered under various security schemes.
  • The Indian Postal Banking System has been started to take banking systems to the doorsteps of poor and the unbanked people.
  • Under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojna 5.6 crores of the loan to over 2 lakh crore people.
  • Banks has appointed over 1lakh bank mitras and over 2 lakh Dak Representatives will also serve as banking representatives.
  • To empower women from deprived section, we have started Antodaya Yojana.
  • To help self-help groups, more than 16,000crores  have been made available.
  • My government has helped the poor by providing them the housing schemes, clean water, and green energy.
  •  Poor sanitation is the root of weak economy of the poor households.
  • To make strong the economic growth 3 crore toilets have been constructed.
  • Free Gas connections and smoke-free kitchen have been made available under Pradhan Mantri Jal Avaas and Ujjwala Yojana’s. The 37percent of the beneficiaries under scheme belongs to schedule caste and schedule tribes.
  • More than 11,000 Villages who have been in dark since independence have been electrified in record time under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana.
  • Under Mission Indradhanush, it executed to vaccinate ‘ every child everywhere’ against preventable diseases. It has helped over 55lakh children.
  • Country’s economic growth lies in the farmer’s welfare.
  • To improve the life of farmers my government has took many steps.
  • Improved irrigation facilities, improved productivity through soil health care cards and affordable credits for the farmers.
  • Over 3 crore Kisan or farmer Cards would be converted into rupee debit cards.
  • Women should be entirely empowered and their skills and talents must be fully utilized.
  • For the safety of girl child, more than 1 crore accounts have been opened.
  • To ensure the maternity leave at the workplaces and to provide the important healthcare the PM Surakshit Matriti Abhiyaan has been started.
  • The 65 percent of the total population is young and they are they are our strength. Their energy should be properly channelized.
  • My government has taken steps to improve their skill development and improve their employability.
  • To train 1 crore youth over the next 10 year, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Yojana has been launched with the budget of 12,000 crores.
  • To create employment opportunities promotional schemes with the budget of 10,000 crores have been launched.
  • To provide higher education for weaker section my government has opened avenues.
  • IIT’s will have more admissions.
  • To promote entrepreneurship more center has been established.
  • To create 1 crore jobs especially for women the government is investing 6,000 crores.
  • In agricultural sector minimum wages increased by 42 percent.
  • Employers in informal sectors would be benefited from this decision to make employers pay through bank accounts. Health benefits and social security would also be enjoyed by them through PFs.
  • To give protection to senior citizens, the interest rates have been fixed at 8 percent per month for 10 years.
  • Under Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Abhiyan the comprehensive antenatal care would be given to all pregnant women.
  • To support pregnant women at their workplaces the revision to Maternity Benefit Act would be done.
  • For improve their skills and to improve their employability my government has taken many steps for the youth with the motto’ Har Haath Ko Hunar’.
  • With the budget of 10,000 crores, the National Apprenticeship Promotion scheme has been launched.
  • To promote the entrepreneurship education and training amongst 7 lakh students the Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana has been launched.
  • In tribal areas, 100 out of 300 districts will be developed.
  •  If the opportunities are given to the handicapped then even they can achieve a lot, as the success of blind Indian Cricket Team and success at Paralympics shows what Divyangs can do. The government is dedicated to their development.
  • The lives of Divyangs are improving with our policies. A common sign language is being developed in the country.
  • Health insurance for Divayangs.
  • Different religions are like the strings of sitar which play different notes but together play a beautiful melody.
  • The fellowship has ensured a better education.
  •  Investment of 12,500 crores has been done for the 2,500 km of the Gas Pipeline Project.
  • To help in the industrialization of more than 20 cities by covering 40 districts.
  • The center of India’s prosperity as Lakshmi is seen in NorthEast by my government. Development of NorthEast leads to South East Asia and we are opening roads for them.
  • My government has started the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga.
  • railways are growing in NorthEast.
  • To create employment opportunities in North East the government is approving BPO schemes.
  • By launching 20 satellites in one go, ISRO has set another level of achievement. India has launched 8 operational missions including navigation, earth observation, meteorological and communication satellite.
  • My government is dedicated to aquatic health.
  • By achieving 40 gigs out of 100 gigs, my government has taken a huge step in clean energy.
  • By approving 50,000 crores plan for 500 cities we have given a huge push to urban infrastructure.
  • The decision to set up an SIT on black money was taken by my government.
  • Rectifications in Benami Act and in Treaties with other countries like Singapore and change in IT Act have also ensured policy backed initiatives.
  • A tribute to Babasaheb Ambedkar has been given in the form of a launch of mobile App BHIM. Within a very few day, it has become very famous app based transaction mechanism in India.
  • Spectrum auction and coal blocks are the most candid way of allocating natural resources.
  • More that 1,100 obsolete laws have been abolished and the over 400 are being repealed.
  • The concept of cooperative federalism throughout one country one tax, this GST is passed by both the houses of parliament in record 23 days.
  • My government is thankful to the GST council for working on this to resolve the pending issues.
  • Since 2004 the current accounts and the fiscal account have reduced continuously. Whereas FDI has increased constantly.
  • For any government, this FDI is the highest.
  • My government is working on the concept to identify the problems with the business.
  • As per the world investment report, Indian is ranked at third position.
  • From last for decades the problem of terrorism is troubling India. It is creating a big threat.
  • The eighth BRICS summit hosted by India, BIMSTEC heart of Asia conference as part of our regional outreach.
  • In almost every corner of the world, there are Indian settled there.
  • Including short-term medical visits, India has also approved a new e-visa policy.

 

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