Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on implementation of Union Budget provisions in Defence Sector said that Ministry of Defence has set a target to achieve a turnover of Rs 1,75,000 in aerospace amd defence goods and services by the year 2024. "Ministry of Defence aims to achieve a turnover of Rs 1,75,000 Cr (US dollar 25 Bn) including export of Rs 35,000 Crores (US dollar 5 Bn) in aerospace and defence goods and services by the year 2024," said Defence Minister.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman hit back at Congress’ Rahul Gandhi over his ‘Hum do, Hamare do’ jibe. She said that the ‘real cronies’ of the govt are the common people of the country. The finance minister used the jibe multiple times in her reply to Union Budget discussion in Lok Sabha. “Where are cronies? They are hiding in shadow of the party which has been rejected. The shadows were invited to develop a port with no open tenders or global tenders. This is because there is no ‘Damad’ (son-in-law) in Kerala, the ‘Damad’ is here,” she said. FM Sitharaman added, “Who are our cronies? Our cronies are the common 'janata' (people) of this country. For those who are accusing us of dealing with cronies - SVANidhi doesn't go to cronies. Damad (son-in-law) gets land in states which are governed by some parties.” Saturday marked the end of the first part of the Budget session of Parliament. The Finance Minister had presented the Union Budget 2021-22 in Parliament on February 1.
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Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman replied to the discussion on Union Budget in LS. “The agricultural allocation data given in the union budget has been misread. Benefits worth Rs 1.15 lakh crore have been transferred to bank accounts of 10.75 crore farmers. Around 69 lakh farmers from West Bengal didn’t receive our allocation as the list hadn’t come to us. We made provision for these farmers under PMKSY but the state didn’t use it,” she said. Saturday marked the end of the first part of the Budget session of Parliament. The Finance Minister had presented the Union Budget 2021-22 in Parliament on February 1.
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance, called on President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan before presenting the Union Budget 2021-22. Finance Minister will shortly arrive at the Parliament to present the budget.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with her team posed for a picture outside Ministry of Finance ahead of presenting Union Budget 2021-22. Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur was also present. Finance Minister will read out the Union Budget 2021-22 at the Parliament through a tab, instead of the traditional 'bahi khata'. The first part of the Budget Session is scheduled to continue till February 15 while the second part of the session will be held from March 8 to April 8.
Ahead of the Assembly polls in Kerala, while addressing during 'Vijaya Yathra' in Kochi on February 28, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "Kerala budget was prepared and presented and all money is given to Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB). I don't know what budget they are making if all the money is given to KIIFB. What is this organisation?." "We make budget in the Union Government. We don't give all the money to one organisation and say 'thik hai, dekhte hai'. Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has criticized it. If this is budget making, no wonder Kerala is going into debt trap. It is a questionable affair," she added.
Ahead of the Assembly polls in Kerala, while addressing during 'Vijaya Yathra' in Kochi on February 28, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "Everyone knows Kerala is God's own country. But whatever is happening here is cause for severe concern. There is no law and order. I can go on elaborating things that are going against law and order of a peaceful, beautiful state like Kerala." "I ask Chief Minister that is this God's own country or is this CPI (M) violent culture, also spread in West Bengal. You are doing it here for several years. I am afraid to say that God's own country is now gradually becoming Fundamentalists' own country and government isn't worried," she added.
The budget shows a hope to build new India self-reliant India, said Minister of Finance Anurag Thakur during the discussion on the Union Budget 2021-22 in the Upper House of Parliament on February 12. "This Budget shows a hope to build new India, a stronger India and to build a self-reliant India. It will set us on the path of becoming an economic and manufacturing powerhouse," said MoS Finance.
Minister of Finance Anurag Thakur denounced Opposition for 'misleading farmers' and challenged the leaders to show that where is it written that Mandi and Minimum Support Price system will end in the new farm laws. During the discussion on the Union Budget 2021-22 in the Upper House of Parliament on February 12, Union Minister asked the Opposition. "I challenge Congress and Opposition leaders to show where is it written that Mandi and Minimum Support Price system will end. We are committed to taking India forward," said MoS Finance.
Appreciating the Union Budget for the financial year 2021-22, Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur on February 01 said that government has focused on every sector and will bring positive change for investors, businesses and general public. "We have focused on MSME and infrastructure and are going to spend big on healthcare sector. We have allocated around Rs 1.10 lakh crores for roadways and railways each. This budget will bring in a positive change for investors, businesses and general public," said MoS Thakur.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Rahul Gandhi's claim of 'No fishery ministry in Delhi' said that the former should know that fisheries department has a budget of Rs 20,050 crore. "He should know that..