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FM Sitharaman lists out Modi Govt’s achievements since 2014


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New Delhi: While presenting the Union Budget 2023-24 in Parliament on Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that since 2014 the government has ensured all citizens a better quality of life with dignity and the per capita income has more than doubled to Rs 1.97 lakh.

She further said India’s economy has increased from being 10th to 5th largest in the world in these 9 years and improved as a well-governed and innovative country with a conducive environment for business in global indices.

“We have made significant progress in many Sustainable Development Goals,” she added.

The FM said that the economy has become a lot more formalised as reflected in the EPFO membership more than doubling to 27 crore, and Rs 7,400 crore digital payments of Rs 126 lakh crore through UPI in 2022.

She further said that the efficient implementation of many schemes, with universalisation of targeted benefits, has resulted in inclusive development, such as 11.7 crore household toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission, 9.6 crore LPG connections under Ujjawala, and 220 crore Covid vaccination of 102 crore persons.

It also resulted in 47.8 crore PM Jan Dhan bank accounts, Insurance cover for 44.6 crore persons under PM Suraksha Bima and PM Jeevan Jyoti Yojana, and Cash transfer of Rs 2.2 lakh crore to over 11.4 crore farmers under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, Sitharaman said.

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