NITI Aayog virtual meet: PM Modi’s top quotes in his address
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the Union Budget 2021-22 and said people have made up their minds about what they want.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog. During the meeting he hailed the budget which was presented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
The virtual meet was attended by chief ministers of states and Union territories (UTs), Union ministers, vice chairperson Rajiv Kumar, member and CEO of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant, along with other senior government officials.
MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Haryana CM ML Khattar, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and other CMs attended the 6th meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog that was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. pic.twitter.com/y4wqcOQudc
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Following are the top quotes from PM Modi’s address in the meet:-
a) PM Modi hailed the Union Budget.
He said, “The kind of positive response that has come on this year’s budget, it has expressed what the mood of the nation is. The country has made up its mind. The country wants to move fast, the country does not want to waste time now.”
b) PM Modi explained the benefit of the budget.
“In this year’s budget, the fund provided for infrastructure is also being discussed a lot. It will help the economy of India and create a lot of employment opportunities. It will have a multiplier effect.”
c) PM Modi praised the efforts of the state and Centre in tackling the pandemic.
He said, “We have witnessed during Covid-19 how central and state governments worked together in helping the nation to succeed that created a positive image of the country globally.”
d) PM Modi talked about the PLI schemes in the budget 2021-22.
He said, “The central government has introduced production-linked incentive (PLI) schemes for various sectors. This is an excellent opportunity to increase manufacturing in the country. States should also take full advantage of this scheme and attract maximum investment in themselves.”
e) PM Modi renewed his pitch for a self-reliant nation.
He said, “The private sector of the country is coming forward with more enthusiasm in the development journey of the country. As a government, we have to respect this enthusiasm, the energy of the private sector and give it equal opportunity in the self-reliant India campaign.”
He further said, “Self-reliant India campaign is the way to build an India that produces not only for its needs but also for the world, and these products also meet the test of world superiority.”
f) PM Modi talked about the water connectivity scheme.
He said, “In the last 18 months since Jal Jeevan Mission came into existence, over 3.5 crore rural households have been connected with piped water connections.”
g) PM Modi informed about country’s agricultural exports.
He said, “A holistic approach has been adopted over the years, from agriculture to animal husbandry and fisheries. As a result of this, in the era of corona, the country’s agricultural exports have increased significantly. We have a lot of untapped potential in this sector. Wastage of our products should be as less as possible and we must thus concentrate on storage and processing.”