Madhya Pradesh hails Budget 2024: Prahlad Patel optimistic about growth

Madhya Pradesh hails Budget 2024: Patel highlighted the inclusive nature of the budget, with a particular focus on diverse sections of society, including the economically disadvantaged, women, and youth.

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Madhya Pradesh hails Budget 2024: In the aftermath of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's interim budget presentation, Madhya Pradesh's Panchayat and Rural Development, and Labor Minister, Prahlad Patel, has lauded the budget's potential impact on the state. In an exclusive discussion with India Daily Live, Patel outlined the positive aspects for Madhya Pradesh, emphasising its resource-rich status and diverse dimensions of cultural heritage.

Empowering Women - The Lakhpati Didi Focus

Patel highlighted the inclusive nature of the budget, with a particular focus on diverse sections of society, including the economically disadvantaged, women, and youth. Notably, he commended the budget's attention to "Lakhpati Didi," a substantial demographic in Madhya Pradesh. The budget has increased the target for Lakhpati Didi from Rs 2 crore to Rs 3 crore, indicating a positive trajectory for the state. Patel expressed confidence in the state's considerable number of self-reliant women and praised the extension of health cover under the Ayushman Bharat scheme to all ASHA and Anganwadi workers and assistants, ensuring enhanced security.

PM Awas Yojana - Addressing Housing Needs

Discussing the significance of the PM Awas Yojana, Patel deemed it vital for the needy. The decision to construct an additional 2 crore houses over the next five years was described as forward-thinking and apt. Patel underscored the government's achievements in uplifting 25 crore people out of multidimensional poverty in the past decade. He appreciated the targeted approach of the Modi government, ensuring that the benefits of government schemes reach all eligible individuals. Patel acknowledged PM Modi's identification of the poor, women, youth, and farmers as "Annadata" (providers of sustenance), emphasising the government's commitment to fulfilling their needs and aspirations as a top priority.

In Patel's optimistic view, Madhya Pradesh stands to benefit significantly from the strategic allocations and policies outlined in the Union Budget, paving the way for inclusive development and growth across various sectors.

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