Budget will boost Agri, infra, textiles and tech...jobs wahan se aayenge: PM Narendra Modi

Budget will boost Agri, infra, textiles and tech...jobs wahan se aayenge: PM Narendra Modi

Hailing the 2020 Union Budget as a budget that will strengthen foundations of the Indian economy in this decade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Budget 2020 has both vision and action.

PM Modi said agriculture, infrastructure, textiles and technology are the four main areas where jobs can be generated, and the Budget has given lots of emphasis to them.

"The main areas of employment are agriculture, infrastructure, textiles and technology. In order to boost employment generation, these four areas have been given a lot of emphasis in this Budget," PM Modi said.

He said the reforms that have been announced in Budget 2020 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will "make every citizen economically stronger".

"The Budget has adopted an integrated approach to boost agriculture. This approach will not only strengthen the traditional agricultural practices but also help by value addition in horticulture, fisheries and animal husbandry. This in turn will generate employment in marketing and processing," PM Modi said.

He said to ensure that farmers' income is doubled the Budget has prepared a 16-point action plan. "These will generate employments in rural areas," he said.

PM Modi said reforms announced in the Budget will push employment in the country and help in doubling farmers' income.

He said the Budget has further strengthened the government's commitment of minimum government, maximum governance.