Addressing the nation after the Budget presentation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this year's Budget was prepared under unprecedented circumstances. He said it speaks of 'all-round development'.
"From Covid-related reforms to Atmanirbhar resolve, we moved ahead with this mantra in Budget 2021. It's an active and not a reactive budget," he added, congratulating Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her team.
Calling it a "proactive budget", he said, "There has been a focus on helping farmers increase their income".
PM Modi added, “Budget contains a vision of self-reliance as well as inclusiveness.”
Talking about the structural reforms, he said, “Budget boost to infrastructure, structural reforms will give a major fillip to growth and job creation.”
The debate over farmers' income has been a red-hot issue amid the unprecedented protests over the three farm laws passed in September.