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Budget 2023: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitamaran presents the budget in Parliament. In her budget speech on Wednesday, the Finance Minister said that the central government has ensured that no one in the country goes hungry by providing free food grains to Rs 80 crores of poor people during the COVID-19 pandemic. 19. She said that at the time of global challenges, we have an opportunity to strengthen India’s role in the global system by winning the G20 presidency.
The Finance Minister said that the government is implementing a scheme to provide free food grains to poor people under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) which will incur an expense of Rs 2 lakh crore from 1st of January. He reported that private investment in agriculture increased to 9.3 percent in 2020-21 from seven percent in 2019-20.
We tell you that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is the fifth minister from independent India to present five consecutive budgets. Apart from him, the leaders who have delivered five consecutive budget speeches are Arun Jaitley, P. Chidambaram, Yashwant Sinha, Manmohan Singh and Morarji Desai.
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Let us tell you that this is the last full budget of the Narendra Modi government. Actually, the Lok Sabha elections will take place in the year 2024. The government’s interim budget will come in February 2024 just before this election. In general, the government does not make any political decisions in the provisional budget. However, populist ads are definitely made.