The 2023 Budget Session of Parliament began today with President Droupadi Murmu delivering her first address to Parliament. In her address, the President outlined the major policy achievements and objectives of the government. Highlights:
Through direct benefit transfer, monetary benefits worth over ₹27 lakh crore have reached beneficiaries of more than 300 schemes.
Financial assistance of more than ₹2.25 lakh crore has been provided to small farmers under PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi. About three crore women farmers have been provided ₹54,000 crore under the scheme.
In the Global Innovation Index, India has moved up from the 81st position in 2015 to 40th in 2022. Today, there are about 90,000 registered start-ups, compared to a few hundred seven years ago.
We have also analysed the policy announcements in last year's President's address. You can see the current status of the announcements in the link below.
The Finance Minister tabled the Economic Survey for 2022-23 in Parliament. Lok Sabha will now meet at 11 AM tomorrow for the Budget Speech.