Finance Minister Nirmala Sithaeraman has presented the third General Budget (Budget 2021) of his term in Parliament today. This budget was the first paperless budget in the country. In the general budget of 2021-22, important announcements have been made regarding health, insurance and the elderly. This year, the budget for the health sector has been increased by 137 per cent to Rs 2,23,846 crore. The FDI limit in insurance companies has been increased from 49 percent to 74 percent. Apart from this, people 75 years and above are exempted from filing income tax returns.
While the MPs and leaders of the government have described this budget as the budget for strengthening self-reliant India, the opposition MPs and leaders on the other hand have described this budget as a budget not meeting expectations. Read here who said what on Budget 2021 …
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that people did not expect that this type of budget would be presented because five mini budgets have been presented in a way earlier also. This is a great budget, it is less appreciated. The budget of the defense sector has increased.
Union Minister Ashwini Choubey said that this budget is a budget to strengthen self-reliant India. All these sectors have been created keeping in mind the health sector has been increased by about 137%. This budget will strengthen 70,000 villages. 602 villages will have clinics at district level which is a special achievement.
On the proposal to set up a central university in Ladakh in the budget, President of the National Conference Farooq Abdullah said that even life will pass by creating a central university. There is a lot to say, but it will be known how much will come out of it (budget).
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that a lot of provision has been made in the budget for every section of the society. In this, the efforts made for the development of the country’s infrastructure and the kind of action plan that has been made to make changes in the field of health is praiseworthy. This is a very important and practical budget.
LJP leader Chirag Paswan said that the Finance Minister has presented a balanced budget. Not only India but the whole world is affected by Corona, despite this, every category has been taken care of in the budget. There cannot be a balanced budget during this epidemic.
Congress leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary, said that we hoped that when the budget is presented in an extraordinary situation, it will be a reflection of taking improper steps in it. But in an extraordinary situation, the government wants to protect itself by taking the path of big general and privatization.