Budget 2022: Reiteration of Modi’s Aatmanirbhar deal for new India

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In her nearly two-hour-long speech, the world’s largest democracy’s first full-time woman Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, outlined that the Budget proposals rested on six pillars. These were health and wellbeing, physical and financial capital and infrastructure, inclusive development for an aspirational nation, the reinvigoration of human capital, encouraging innovation and R&D and minimising government and maximising governance.

She said the Budget proposals sought to consolidate the Central Government’s vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat by focusing on its sankalp (determination) of putting India first, doubling farm income, encouraging robust infrastructure creati