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Union Budget 2022-2023: Finance Minister's Speech and Related Documents

The Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, presents the Union Budget 2022-23 in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Feb. 1, 2022. Photo: SANSAD TV/PTI Photo

The Union Budget, 2022-2023, presented by the Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, and related Budget Documents can be accessed here.

Speech of Nirmala Sitharaman
(An excerpt)

Minister of Finance
February 1, 2022

 

Hon’ble Speaker, I present the Budget for the year 2022-23.

Introduction

1. At the outset, I want to take a moment to express my empathy for those who had to bear adverse health and economic effects of the pandemic.

2. The overall, sharp rebound and recovery of the economy is reflective of our country’s strong resilience. India’s economic growth in the current year is estimated to be 9.2 per cent, highest among all large economies.

3. I recognise we are in the midst of an Omicron wave, with high incidence, but milder symptoms. Further, the speed and coverage of our vaccination campaign has helped greatly. With the accelerated improvement of health infrastructure in the past two years, we are in a strong position to withstand challenges. I am confident that with Sabka Prayas we will continue our journey of strong growth.

4. Hon’ble Speaker, we are marking Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, and have entered into Amrit Kaal, the 25-year-long leadup to [email protected] Hon’ble Prime Minister in his Independence Day address had set-out the vision for [email protected]

5. By achieving certain goals during the Amrit Kaal, our government aims to attain the vision. They are:

  • Complementing the macro-economic level growth focus with a micro-economic level all-inclusive welfare focus,

  • Promoting digital economy & fintech, technology enabled development, energy transition, and climate action, and

  • Relying on virtuous cycle starting from private investment with public capital investment helping to crowd-in private investment.

 

6. Since 2014 our government’s focus has been on empowerment of citizens, especially the poor and the marginalised. Measures have included programmes that have provided housing, electricity, cooking gas, and access to water. We also have programmes for ensuring financial inclusion and direct benefit transfers. We are committed to strengthening the abilities of the poor to tap all opportunities. Our government constantly strives to provide the necessary ecosystem for the middle classes – a vast and wide section which is populated across various middle-income brackets – to make use of the opportunities they so desire.

7. This Budget seeks to lay the foundation and give a blueprint to steer the economy over the Amrit Kaal of the next 25 years – from India at 75 to India at 100. It continues to build on the vision drawn in the Budget of 2021- 22. Its fundamental tenets, which included transparency of financial statement and fiscal position, reflect the government’s intent, strengths, and challenges. This continues to guide us.


The Union Budget Speech and other related documents can be accessed through the following URLs:

 

Budget Speech by the Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman
[PDF 689 KB]

Source URL: https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/doc/Budget_Speech.pdf

Key to The Budget Documents [PDF 1.73 MB]
Source URL: https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/doc/Key_to_Budget_Document_2021.pdf

Key Features of Budget 2022-2023 [PDF 2.52 MB]
Source URL: https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/doc/bh1.pdf

Other Budget Documents
External Link: https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/

Source: Ministry of Finance, Government of India
 

 

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