New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded Union Budget 2021-22 that was presented amid unprecedented times and said that it will help in making India 'Atmanirbhar'.

In a virtual address, PM Modi said that Budget 2021 was 'pro-active' and it contains the vision of self-reliance as well as inclusiveness.

"The Budget focuses on increasing farmers' income, several measures have been taken in this direction. Farmers will be able to get loans easily. Provisions have been made to strengthen APMC markets with the help of Agriculture Infrastructure Fund," PM Modi said, as reported by news agency ANI.

"A special focus is also on infrastructure and MSME sectors. This budget has categorically made announcements to ease and make lives of women better. Several systematic changes have also been made, which is set to help growth and job creation in the country," he added.

Praising Sitharaman for her Budget speech, the Prime Minister said that Union Budget 2021 will not increase the burden on the common man and said that the government focussed on transparency in it.

"We have taken the approach of widening new opportunities for growth, new openings for our youth, a new high to human resources, develop new regions for infrastructure, walking towards technology and bring new reforms with this Budget," PM Modi said.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday presented the eighth Budget of the NDA government. While presenting the Budget, Sitharaman said that it is focused on six pillars- Health and Wellbeing, Physical and Financial Capital, and Infrastructure, Inclusive Development for Aspirational India, Reinvigorating Human Capital, Innovation and R&D and minimum government and maximum governance.

She further said that India's fight against COVID-19 continues into 2021 and that this moment in history, when the political, economic, and strategic relations in the post-COVID world are changing, is the dawn of a new era - one in which India is well-poised to truly be the land of promise and hope.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma