Budget 2024: Bumper gift to women from central government
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who has started the interim budget speech, informed that the PM Swanidhi has provided loan assistance to 78 lakh street vendors.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented the Interim Budget for the year 2024-25. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who has started the interim budget speech, informed that the PM Swanidhi has provided loan assistance to 78 lakh street vendors. Budget 2024: Bumper gift to women from central government.
PM Janaman Yojana will especially reach out to vulnerable tribal groups, PM Visakha Yojana will provide end-to-end support to artisans and craftspeople and the scheme for empowerment of disabled and transgender people reflects our resolve to leave no one behind, he said. Nirmala Sitharaman has given a great gift to women.
– Women’s empowerment through entrepreneurship, ease of living and dignity has gained momentum in the last 10 years
– 30 Crore Mudra Yojana loan given to women entrepreneurs
– Female enrollment in higher education has increased by 28% in 10 years.
– In STEM courses, girls and women account for 43% of enrollment, the highest in the world.
– All these are reflected in the increasing participation of women in the workforce.
Outlawing triple talaq, one-third reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies and giving more than 70% houses to women as sole or joint owners under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in rural areas have enhanced their dignity, he said.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Interim Budget today. In her Budget speech, she said that Indian economy has witnessed a profound transformation in the last ten years and that the Modi government carried out structural reforms and implemented pro-people programmes.
She noted that the government will continue on path of fiscal consolidation to reduce fiscal deficit to 4.5% in 2025-26. She did not propose any changes relating to taxation and said that the government proposes to maintain the same tax rates for direct and indirect taxes, including import duties.