For 2020-21, the focus of the government has been on increasing the ease of living through three themes — Aspirational India, Economic Development and Caring Society.
For the theme of Aspirational India, Sitharaman’s Union Budget 2020-21 focussed on aspects such as agriculture, irrigation and rural development; wellness, water and sanitation; and education and skill development. Under Economic Development, Sitharaman chose to allocate budget to industry, commerce and investments; infrastructure and the new economy — led by startups and the tech ecosystem. Finally, to create a ‘Caring Society’, the budget focussed on women and child welfare; culture and tourism; and environment and climate change.
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