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Budget will provide necessary impetus to economic growth: Nirmala Sitharaman

Updated: February 13, 2021 12:04 pm

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Union Budget has set the pace for India to become Aatmanirbhar through the reforms and stimulus. She said the Budget will provide necessary impetus to the growth of the economy affected by the Covid-19 situation. Reforms taken up by Government will lay the path for making India one of the top economies of the world, the Minister added.

While replying to the general discussion on the Union Budget for 2021-22 in the Lok Sabha today, the Finance Minister said, the government took the challenge as an opportunity and took the steps for the long term growth of the economy. She said, various policy initiatives taken by the government will lead the country to become the top economy in the world.

Sitharaman rejected the allegations of the opposition parties about the reduction in the budget allocation for the various schemes. She said, the budget provisions have been misread.

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