This is a budget for the masses due to several reasons. Firstly, 10 crore families will receive health insurance cover. Secondly, education will get the much required boost as teachers will be trained on a mass scale. Thirdly, agriculture has been encouraged and focus will be on doubling farmers’ income by 2022. We also welcome the measures that the Government of India plans to undertake to hasten India's movement to a digital economy.
There will be significant use of Aadhaar numbers even for the businesses as all business entities will be allotted an Aadhaar alike unique ID number.
The Government has also announced various benefits for the education sector in India. Allocation of one lakh crore rupees in promoting learning based outcomes and the research sector will give a further boost to the Indian education sector.
Overall, it is a well-thought and far-sighted budget. The masses will greatly benefit from a new ecosystem in infrastructure leveraged on the thrust of using technology as the spine for new India.
MD & CEO
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited
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