Parliament Budget Session 2022: Know Recent Updates

President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the Parliament Budget Session and said, “India’s capability to fight Covid-19 was evident in its vaccination program. In less than a year, we made a record of administering over 150 crore doses of vaccine. Today, we’re one of the leading nations in the world when it comes to the number of doses given.”

Ahead of the Parliament Budget Session Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed all legislators that this session will explain economic growth of India to the world. He said, “In today’s global situation, there are a lot of opportunities for India. This session instils confidence in the world regarding the country’s economic progress, vaccination program, and Made in India vaccines.”

President Kovind applauded welfare schemes launched by the Union Government and said, “To ensure that no one returns home hungry, my govt distributed free ration to the poor every month as part of the PM Gareeb Kalyan Yojana. Today, India is running the world’s largest food distribution program. Also, the Ayushman Bharat card has benefitted the poor. Availability of medicines at low prices at Jan Aushadi Kendra was also a great move.”

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He then talked about Centres role in helping street vendors during Covid-19 pandemic. He said, “My govt is also running PM Svanidhi Yojana to benefit the street vendors. So far, 28 lakh street vendors have received monetary support worth over Rs 2,900 crore. The Centre is now connecting these vendors via online companies. We can also see the impact of the manner in which my government linked Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile, JAM trinity, to citizen empowerment. Thousands and thousands of people have received direct cash transfers during the pandemic.”

Women empowerment was also part of President’s address in which he said, “Women empowerment is one of the top priorities of my government. We’re witnesses to the success of the Ujjwala Yojana. Through the Mudra Yojana, the entrepreneurship and skills of women have received a boost. With “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”, many positive results have come to the fore. Also, in an attempt to provide an equal status to the sons and daughters, my government has presented the Bill to increase the minimum age of marriage of women from 18 to 21 years.”

He added, “Our small-scale farmers have a significant role in the country’s development. My government has always prioritised 80 per cent of our small-scale farmers. As part of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, over 11 crore families have benefitted to date, said President Kovind,” while talking about farmers.

President Kovind also discussed about first ever batch of Women NDA Cadets that have been admitted to National Defence Academy, Pune. He said, “To increase the learning capabilities of the daughters of the country, a Gender Inclusion Fund have been allocated in the National Education Policy. It is a matter of pride that all the present 33 Sainik Schools in the country have started admitting girls. The government has also approved admission of women cadets in the National Defence Academy. The first batch will be admitted in June 2022.”

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