Highlights of budget speech of Union Finance Minister

New Delhi, Feb 1 (UNI) Following are the highlights of the budget speech of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman here on Thursday:

— Indian economy has witnessed positive transformation in the last 10 years.

— 80 crore people are getting free ration.

— Government has assisted 25 crore people to get freedom from multidimensional poverty.

— Crop insurance has been given to 4 crore farmers under the PM Fasal Bima Yojana.

— Every year, under PM Kisan Samman Yojana, direct financial assistance is being provided to 11.8 crore farmers.

— In the last 10 years, all forms of infrastructure — physical , digital and social are being built in record time.

— All parts of country are becoming active participant in growth.

— GST has enabled one nation, one, tax and one market.

— Proactive inflation management has kept inflation within the policy band.

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