Hamirpur, February 01
The Union Budget announced by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sita Raman was a step towards self-reliant India. This was stated by former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal here today. While appreciating the budget Dhumal said that the government had prepared the budget while keeping in view every of development. He said that increase of Rs. 137 crore in health budget was indication of government’s concern for the health sector and people of the country.
He said that keeping Rs. 75 thousand crore for agriculture sector would be a big support to the farmers of the country. He said that constitution of education commission to monitor and improve standard of education was a great step of the government. He said that the budget also proposed to open 15000 model schools and 750 Eklava Schools in the country. He said that new budget would pave path to rich economy and stand the nation in the top courtiers of the world.
Rajender Rana MLA from Sujanpur constituency and vice president of HPCC said that union budget announced by the centre government would make poor to strive for food and rich would flourish more. He said that budget had failed to meet the expectations of every section of society. He said that salaried class was waiting for relief but was not given, media was expecting cut in newsprint custom duty but not provided and the budget appeared to deteriorate the economy of the country.