PM Modi stressed during the Council of Ministers meeting that preparations for India’s century of independence in 2047 should begin now, according to sources.
According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting with his Council of Ministers on Wednesday, where a key deliberation on the Budget 2022 was held. The budget to fulfil all remaining promises before the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections was discussed, with a special focus on the Agriculture sector, according to exclusive details obtained by Republic TV from the PM’s council of ministers meeting.
PM Modi stressed during the meeting that preparations for India’s century of independence in 2047 should begin now, according to sources. He asserted that whoever hoists the flag from the red fort in 2047 should be proud of the journey.
PM Modi also discussed how President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the parliament will highlight India’s 75-year achievements. The Ministers debated the President’s budget session address to parliament in depth.
The PM reportedly told his Ministers that the budget should keep all remaining promises in mind before 2024, with an emphasis on agriculture. The council meeting, which lasted over 7 hours, also included presentations on ethanol, organic farming, and cow progeny-related issues.
Pre-budget meeting is chaired by the Finance Minister.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, along with finance ministers from states and union territories (UTs), convened a pre-budget consultation meeting on Thursday afternoon for the upcoming Union Budget 2022-23. Several chief ministers with finance portfolios in their states attended the meeting, which was held at Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan. Some of the leaders who attended the meeting included Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, and Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha.
Along with FM Sitharaman, the meeting included MoS Finance Dr Bhagwat Karad, Finance Secretary Dr TV Somanathan, DEA Secretary Shri Ajay Seth, and DFS Secretary Debasish Panda, as well as other senior Finance Ministry officials.
The Budget for 2022-23 will most likely be presented on February 1st, during the first half of Parliament’s Budget session, which begins in the last week of January each year. The Modi 2.0 government’s and FM Sitharaman’s fourth Union Budget will be presented in 2022. It would occur against the backdrop of the Indian economy’s gradual recovery following the two-year-long COVID-19 pandemic.