Prime Minister Narendra Modi has held 11 budget-related webinars over the past few weeks during which valuable suggestions were also received from stakeholders to help in the effective implementation of budget announcements, an official statement said on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister’s webinar address to discuss the Department of Investment and Public Assets Management (DIPAM) budget announcements culminated the series of 11 budget webinars he delivered.
Over the past few weeks, Prime Minister Modi has participated in webinars regarding the Ministries/Departments of Higher Education, Rural Development, Agriculture, Defence, Health, Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, the Principal Scientific Advisor, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energies, and the Department of Economic Affairs and DIPAM.
The Union-2022 budget made several announcements for the economic growth of the country and to promote the well-being of our people, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
These webinars were organized with the aim of maintaining the momentum of the budget and creating a sense of ownership by all stakeholders in its implementation, the statement said.
These webinars covered a wide range of topics such as Smart Agriculture, Prime Minister Gatishakti, “Aatmanirbharta” in Defence, Digital Education and Dynamic Skills, Inclusive and Equitable Healthcare Delivery, Make in India and financing an ambitious economy, he said.
The main objectives of organizing the webinars were to develop a sense of ownership among key budget stakeholders, the statement said.
This exercise will also help ministries and departments get started from the start of the new fiscal year and also ensure timely implementation, he said.
Consulting with various stakeholders helps bring in their practical and global expertise and experience and identify gaps, he added.
Moving the budget to Feb. 1 and these interactions in webinars allow state governments to gain greater visibility of priorities and thus better plan their budgets, the PMO said.
The webinars saw an estimated attendance of around 40,000 stakeholders, including entrepreneurs, MSMEs, exporters, global investors, central and state government officials and young people from the startup world, among others.
Full panel discussions and thematic breakout sessions were held during each webinar.
A large number of valuable suggestions were received by the government during these webinars, which will further contribute to the effective implementation of the budget announcements, the Prime Minister’s Office said.
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