Budget 2024: How Ram Mandir, Nari Shakti Features Budget, Top Ten Highlights
Budget 2024: How Ram Mandir, Nari Shakti Features Budget,  Top Ten Highlights

President Droupadi Murmu addressed Parliament on January 31, kicking off the Budget Session. She commended the passing of the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam (women's reservation bill) and expressed optimism for fruitful discussions in the new Parliament building.

Here are the top ten points from her address:

  1. New Parliament Building: President Murmu hailed the inauguration of the new Parliament building, highlighting its significance in the era of 'Amrit Kaal' and 'Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat.'
  2. Economic Growth: India maintained its position as the fastest-growing major economy in 2023 despite global challenges, growing at approximately 7.5%. The President noted India's transformation from the 'Fragile 5' to one of the top five economies in the last decade.
  3. Poverty Alleviation: Nearly 25 crore people were lifted out of poverty during the government's tenure, according to the NITI Aayog report.
  4. Landmark Decisions: President Murmu cited achievements such as the construction of the Ayodhya Ram Temple, abrogation of Article 370, and the enactment of a strict law against triple talaq.
  5. One Rank One Pension: The government implemented 'One Rank One Pension,' disbursing around ₹1 lakh crore to former armed forces officials.
  6. Good Governance: The President emphasized the government's focus on good governance and transparency, essential for the nation's progress.
  7. Ease of Doing Business: Efforts have been made to facilitate business operations in India and empower MSMEs and small entrepreneurs.
  8. Made in India Defence: President Murmu celebrated Made in India defence equipment as a source of national pride.
  9. Tax Utilization: Taxes have been utilized to empower youth, women, farmers, and the poor, aiming to build a developed India on these four pillars.
  10. Space Power: The government is committed to making India a major space power, contributing to human welfare and enhancing India's share in the space economy. Significant strides have been made in expanding India's space program, including the formation of new space startups and the upcoming Gaganyaan mission.

President Murmu's address sets the tone for the Budget Session, highlighting the government's achievements and priorities for the future.

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