New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the webinar for discussing budget related announcements of Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, DIPAM. This culminates the series of 11 budget related webinars that the Prime Minister addressed.
Modi participated budget webinar relating to Ministries and Deparments of Higher Education, Rural Development, Agriculture, Defence, Health, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade DPIIT, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Department of Economic Affairs and DIPAM.
The Union Budget-2022 has made several announcements for the economic growth of the country and to further the well-being of our people. These webinars were conducted with the objective of sustaining momentum of the Budget and to create a sense of ownership by all stakeholders in its implementation.
These webinars have covered a diverse spectrum of subjects like SMART agriculture, PM Gatishakti, Aatmanirbharta in defence, digital education and dynamic skilling, inclusive and equitable healthcare delivery, Make in India and financing for aspirational economy etc.
The Prime Minister’s Office said, the main objectives for organizing the webinars were developing a sense of ownership among the key stakeholders for the Budget.
This exercise will also help ministries and departments to hit the ground running as soon as the new fiscal year begins and also ensure time-bound implementation. Consultation with various stakeholders helps bring their practical or global expertise and experience and to identify lacunae. The shifting of budget to 1st February and these interactions in the webinars enables state governments get better visibility of priorities and thus plan their budgets better.
The webinars saw an estimated participation of around 40 thousand stakeholders which included entrepreneurs, MSMEs, exporters, global investors, representatives of the Central and State governments, youth from the world of startups, among others.
Comprehensive panel discussions and theme-based break-out sessions were organized during each webinar. A large number of valuable suggestions have been received by the Government during these webinars, which will further aid in effective implementation of the Budget announcements.