Budget 2019 Nirmala Sitharaman speech: Top 10 quotes-From Indian economy to pension benefits, check them here

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jul 05, 2019, 12:45 PM IST

Budget 2019-Nirmala Sitharaman speech: Finance Minister Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2019 in Lok Sabha today. The minister talked about the growth of Indian Economy, improved transportation, job creation, improved and new Metro and Railways services, small scale sector firms, and much more. Here, are the top 10 quotes by the FM Nirmala Sitharaman:


Urdu couplet 'Yakeen ho to koi raasta niklata hai, hawa ki ot (protection) bhi le kar charagh jalta hai'. 

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Chanakya Neeti sutra says 'Kaarya purusha kare na lakshyam sampa dayate'. Meaning: With determined human efforts, the task will surely be completed

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Schemes such as 'Bharatmala', 'Sagarmala' and UDAN are bridging the rural and urban divide, improving our transport infrastructure. Comprehensive restructuring of National Highways Programme will be done, to ensure the creation of National Highways Grid of desirable capacity.Government envisions using rivers for cargo transport,it will also decongest roads and railways.

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Pension benefit to be extended to around 3 crore retail traders and shopkeepers with an annual turnover less than 1.5 crores under Pradhan Mantri Karam Yogi Man Dhan Scheme

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By 2022, every single rural family except those who are unwilling to take the connection, will have an electricity and a clean cooking facility

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The Indian economy will grow to become a $3 trillion economy in the current year itself. It is now the sixth largest in the world. 5 years ago it was at the 11th position. It took us over 55 years to reach $1 trillion dollar economy. But when the hearts are filled with hope, trust & aspiration, we in just 5 years, added $1 trillion. 

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9.6 crore toilets have been constructed since Oct 2, 2014. More than 5.6 lakh villages have become open defecation free.We have to build on this success. I propose to expand the Swachh Bharat mission to undertake sustainable sold waste management in every village

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In second phase of PMAY-Gramin, 1.95 crore houses to be provided to eligible beneficiaries, during 2019-20 to 2021-22; they will have amenities such as LPG, electricity and toilets 

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With the changing economic scenario it's important to upgrade roads connecting villages to rural markets. For this Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana phase 3 is envisaged to upgrade 1,25,000 km of road length over the next 5 years.

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80 Livelihood business incubators and 20 technology business incubators to be set up in 2019-20 under ASPIRE to develop 75,000 skilled entrepreneurs in agro-rural industries

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