Srinagar: Expressing gratitude on the people friendly, pro-poor and pro-farmers budget, senior BJP leader and party’s JK spokesman Altaf Thakur Wednesday said that this is the first “Amrit Kaal” budget 2023-24 with special sops for unemployed youth, farmers, poor and Medium and Small Scale Industries across the country.
In a statement issued here, Thakur while showering the praises on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, said that the budget is full of sops for poor, downtrodden and destitute while as special focus has been laid on women, and senior citizens.
Thakur said it was appreciable that the GDP increased upto 7 percent while as in the past nine years, the income of every citizen increases to a satisfactory level. He said the announcement of new tax regime under which individual tax rebate has been increased to Rs 7 lakh rupees while as they come above Rs 9 lakh and upto Rs 12 lakh will be taxed at 15 percent.
He hailed the announcement of maximum deposit limit for senior citizens wing enhanced upto Rs 30 lakh. He said it was a major decision that the stipend support has been increased to 47 lakh youth across the country. He said that KYC has been simplified which deserves applauds while as free ration poor will be given for one year.
Thakur hailed the announcement of 50 new airports and loan waiver to farmers for one-year. He said PM Awas Yojna has seen 66 percent increase while a special package will be given to Medium and Small Scale Industries. He said that this all was being done under sab ka saath, sab ka vikas slogan of Prime Minister Narendera Modi.