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Gujarat CM hails Union Budget, says "it considers diverse needs of every segment of society"

Gandhinagar: Terming the Union Budget 2024 all-inclusive and development-oriented, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Thursday said that it would meet the hopes and aspirations of millions of citizens.
CM Patel also said that the Budget reflects Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to make India a developed country by 2047.

"The Budget will meet the hopes and aspirations of millions of Indian citizens. The presented in the Lok Sabha will provide a renewed thrust and vitality to the Prime Minister's dedication to achieving the vision of "Viksit Bharat@2047." This comprehensive budget considers the diverse needs of every segment of society," he said.
Welcoming the Union Budget, the Chief Minister praised the goal of constructing 2 crore new houses in rural areas, as announced in this Budget.

The CM also emphasized the significant benefits that a state like Gujarat will gain from the innovative initiative of solar rooftops, intending to cover 1 crore families.

"This budget exemplifies a public welfare-oriented approach, promoting the holistic development of the four pillars of society: women's empowerment, youth empowerment, farmers, and the economically underprivileged," he said.
The central government announced a slew of measures for the promotion of green growth and renewable energy while tabling the Interim Budget 2024-2025 in Parliament on Thursday.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her Budget speech today, said that through rooftop solarization, one crore households will be enabled to obtain up to 300 units of free electricity every month.

The Budget Session of Parliament commenced on Wednesday with President Droupadi Murmu addressing a joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
The Indian economy is projected to grow close to 7 per cent in the financial year 2024-25 which starts this April, said the Ministry of Finance in a review report.

India's economy grew 7.2 per cent in 2022-23 and 8.7 per cent in 2021-22. The Indian economy is expected to grow 7.3 per cent in the current financial year 2023-24, remaining the fastest-growing major economy.
The CM appreciated the incorporation of Asha workers/Anganwadi workers into the "Ayushman Bharat" scheme, considering it a joyful moment for them.

"Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has embarked on a new era of constructing world-class infrastructure, with a substantial increase in the financial allocation for this sector to Rs. 11.11 lakh crore. This increased financial commitment will significantly boost the development of infrastructural facilities," Patel added.
He also welcomed the decision made by the Finance Minister to extend the duration of certain tax benefits available in GIFT City.

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