Murmu: Govt. Focuses on People-Centric Development, Boosting Farm Profitability

President Droupadi Murmu, in her first address to Parliament's joint sitting, highlighted the government's focus on people-centric development and efforts to increase farm profitability. She lauded welfare schemes' impact and achievements like 'Make in India' and 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat'.

Murmu: Govt. Focuses on People-Centric Development, Boosting Farm Profitability
Murmu: Govt. Focuses on People-Centric Development, Boosting Farm Profitability

National Desk, Jan 31: President Droupadi Murmu, addressing the joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the new Parliament building, emphasized the government’s commitment to people-centric development and bolstering agricultural profitability. She stated that the magnificent New India envisioned by the government rests on the pillars of youth power, women, farmers, and the underprivileged.

President Murmu highlighted the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, under which Rs 2.80 lakh crore has been disbursed to farmers. She further noted a threefold increase in easy bank loans for farmers over the past decade.

Emphasizing the positive impact of welfare schemes, President Murmu remarked that they have transcended mere facilities and demonstrably improved people’s lives. She pointed out the significant decline in poverty, observing, “We heard the slogan ‘Gareebi Hatao’ since childhood. Today, for the first time, we see poverty being alleviated on a large scale.”

Commending initiatives like ‘Make in India’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ for strengthening the nation, President Murmu lauded the surpassing of Rs 1 lakh crore mark in defense production. She characterized the past year as one of historic achievements for India.

Marking the significance of the new Parliament building, President Murmu noted its construction coinciding with the commencement of Amrit Kaal – the period to propel India towards developed nation status by 2047. She described the building as embodying the essence of Shresth Bharat and reflecting the grandeur of India’s culture and civilization, while upholding the nation’s democratic and parliamentary traditions.

The budget session of Parliament commenced on Wednesday, marking the final session of the present Lok Sabha before the anticipated general elections in April-May. The session will witness Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presenting the interim budget on February 1 and is scheduled to conclude on February 9.

President Murmu’s address underscored the government’s priorities and highlighted its progress in key areas like agriculture, welfare, and national self-reliance. Her remarks set the stage for the upcoming budget session and offer insights into the government’s vision for the country’s future.

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