New Delhi, Feb 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed the Interim Budget tabled in Parliament and said it gives new direction to the economy for making of 'New India'.
"This Budget has addressed issues concerning farmers, gave income tax relief to tax payers and also has taken care of manufacturing sector," Prime Minister said in his post-Budget reaction adding the proposals have taken care of health sector and also housing issues. "This will give a new direction to the economy and will help towards making of 'New India'," Prime Minister said complimenting both the incumbent FM Piyush Goyal and also Arun Jaitley, who is undergoing treatment abroad.
In this context, he mentioned about schemes like Ayushman Bharat and Suraksha Bima Yojana and said a large number of people have been benefited. He said the Swacch Bharat Yojana has helped the cause of nine crore families.
The new measures as announced in the Budget on Thursday, Prime Minister said has benefited three crore middle class people, 12 crore farmers and 30-40 crore workers.
"It is due to government's efforts that the poverty level is also coming down. A large number of those under neo-middle class category is now entering the middle class grouping," Mr Modi said. (UNI)