Panjim: Union Minister of State for Defence and AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Naik on Monday welcomed the union budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament.
In a statement, he said,”Hon’ble Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitaraman presented Atmanirbhar Bharat 2021 Budget under the guidance of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi ji.
This budget will bring economic changes in the lives of the farmers, the general public, business people, labourers and all the different sectors of the society.”
”I express my gratitude to Hon’ble PM and FM for this revolutionary budget. And whole heartily welcome the union budget of 2021-22,” he said.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that the budget presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman would benefit the common man as well as the marginalised poor, even as the Opposition in Goa slammed the budget as pro-crony capitalist and anti-common man .
Sawant also thanked Sitharaman and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allocating Rs. 300 crore package on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Goa’s Liberation from Portuguese rule.
The Chief Minister also said that Goa stood to indirectly benefit through several initiatives proposed in the budget, which include increased funding under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund, from which his government aimed to tap around “Rs. 750 crore to Rs. 1,000 crore,” in the financial year.
Sawant also said that the budgetary proposal to set up new fishing harbours and fish landing cites could help the fishing industry in the state. “The doing away with double taxation will come as a relief for Goan NRIs,” Sawant said, adding that one of the key highlights of the budget was the focus on the Covid-19 vaccination infrastructure.
Sawant also thanked Modi and Sitharaman for allocating Rs. 300 crore to Goa for the 60th anniversary celebration of Goa’s Liberation from Portuguese rule.
“The funds will also be used to benefit the common and poor people of Goa. The money will not be just spend on celebrations. I had expected Rs. 200 crore, but they have given us Rs. 300 crore. I thank PM and FM for that gesture,” Sawant said.
Goa Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar on Monday welcomed the union budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament.
In a statement, he said,”I would like to first and foremost thank Hon Prime Minister Narendra Modiji and Hon Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman ji for granting Rupees 300 crore to Goa’s Diamond Jubilee celebration fund in the budget announced today for 2021-22.”
”The budget announced today has a vision of making Atma Nirbhar Bharat. The BJP Government didn’t just announce the policies, it is walking the talk by following up with today’s announcements. Healthcare, infrastructure and education will get a new boost in this year,” he said.