Nirmala holds post budget conclave with industry leaders

CHENNAI, Feb 28:
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman today addressed the industry leaders and stakeholders at a post budget conclave here.
The event was organised by Doordarshan News in which the top leadership of the Union Government including Ms Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting and Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Dr. L. Murugan and renowned economists, economic journalists, leaders from various sectors of industry, participated.
The focus of the conclave will be holding meaningful discussions on salient features of the Union Budget 2022.
Important topics like ‘Peoples Budget- Venturing into Amrit Kaal’, ‘Green Budget- A Step towards Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ were also discussed in the conclave in English and Tamil.
This conclave will help viewers understand various nuances and significant aspects of the Budget. These insights and knowledge are likely to help people make informed decisions and set the narrative for India’s economy.
Apart from the inaugural session and interaction with guests, the conclave comprised four sessions. Session 1: Budget for Gati Shakti ? Venturing into the ‘Amrit Kaal’, Session 2: Budget for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat: Social Sector and Agricultural Reforms, Session 3: Budget for Digital First India: For inclusive digital ecosystem and Session 4: Special Budget Takeaways Session in Tamil – Tholainokku Budget: Amritkalathirku Vazhikatti.
Speaking at the conclave, Ms Nirmala said the Russian military attack on Ukraine has caused great concern for the agricultural sector. The centre had already held emergency discussions on the issue and has been analysing it in details.
Since import of cooking oil, which was one of the essential commodities, would also be affected in view of the war between Ukraine and Russia, the Government had been holding consultations to address the situation.
She said the Government is trying to allocate more funds for education. However there is a financial problem. And to solve this the government is trying to increase the number of seats in higher education institutions and through modern technologies.
Stating that there were several women with very good talent in the country,she said the Government has been taking several steps to hone their skills and provide job opportunities to them. Incentives were also being given to women entrepreneurs to enable them to contribute towards industrial development.
Earlier, she participated in a social media meet organised by the BJP in which she took questions clarifying the Union Government’s policies and its impact at the ground. (UNI)