Budget 2016: 'It's about the dreams of people' - PM Narendra Modi's reaction; what all he said

Congratulating Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his team for Union Budget 2016-17, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that this budget is about the dreams of the people.

Updated: Feb 29, 2016, 17:51 PM IST
Budget 2016:  'It's about the dreams of people' - PM Narendra Modi's reaction; what all he said

New Delhi: Congratulating Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his team for Union Budget 2016-17, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that this budget is about the dreams of the people.

PM Modi hailed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the poor-friendly general budget.

Rural infrastructure 

Explaining how this budget will play a key role in improving lives of people in rural India, PM Modi said this budget clearly calls for electrifying all villages thus giving an impetus to rural infrastructure.

The budget reflects our commitment to electrify villages by 2018, he added.

Housing sector

PM Modi citing his 'Housing for All' commitment said that through this budget housing sector will be strengthened.

Health sector

Highlighting the initiatives taken by the NDA government, PM Modi said, "In the health sector the government has taken many initiatives. We want to stand shoulder to shoulder with people in times of illness."

Employment/entrepreneurship for youths

Emphasising the role of 'Start up India' initiative of his NDA government, PM Modi said, "Our youth, especially the Dalit and Tribal youngsters want to be job creators and not job seekers."

Education sector

PM Modi said that for his government primary education is very important. "A qualitative transformation of the education sector is what we are giving priority to," the PM said.