Guwahati, Feb 4: The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal today said various schemes and initiatives of the Union Budget for FY 2023-24 would enhance secure the social and economic rights of the citizens of the country.
“Highlighting the Saptarshis for India’s future growth, the Union Minister highlighted core philosophy of the budget which is inclusive development, reaching the last mile, infrastructure investment, unleashing the potential, green growth, youth power, and economic development. All of these are crucial elements towards the powering the Amrit Kaal journey of India to become self-sufficient and Atma Nirbhar by 2047”, Sonowal said in Dibrugarh in Assam today.
The Union minister further said, “The budget lays down core principles like inclusive development, reaching the last mile, infrastructure investment, unleashing the potential, green growth, youth power, and economic development to lay down the foundation for a robust journey of India during this Amrit Kaal and attain our goal of becoming an Atmanirbhar Bharat - self-sufficient India by 2047 - the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji.”
Highlighting the special focus for the development of the Northeast, the senior Cabinet Minister, Sonowal said, “Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, the Northeast India has emerged as one of the brightest spots in the country. Dubbed as the new engine of growth for India by Modi ji, the handsome budgetary allocation to various schemes and initiatives for the development of the region is a true reflection of that belief. The budget allocated to Ministry of DoNER has almost doubled from ₹2755 crores in FY 2022-23 to ₹5892 crores in FY 2023-24. This commitment and love shown to the people of this region by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji will enable our resources to unlock potential to power India’s economic resurgence.”
India’s Union minister also apprised about the journey of ‘Ganga Vilas’ as it entered Bangladesh. The world’s longest river cruise is set to enter Dhubri in Assam on February 18. During its course in Assam, the tourists may be visiting at least eight spots to experience the culture and heritage of Assam. The culmination of this historic cruise, ferrying 32 foreign tourists, is likely on March 1 at Dibrugarh where it will drop anchor.