Budget 2018 : Big boost to the poor and rural population

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is presenting the Union Budget in the Parliament now. So far his announcements are all about positivity and empowerment of all people.

The FM announced that the Ujjwala Scheme which gave poor and rural women access to LPG connection, saving them from the hazardous fumes of traditional fuel burning will be getting a big boost. From the previous target of providing LPG connections to 5 crores, The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna will now reach to 8 crore women.

Under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna popularly known as Soubhagya Scheme, The FM has announced that the government has now allocated Rs 16,000 crores to provide free electricity connections to poor households.

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Speaking of difficulties faced by poor families due to lack of electricity, Mr Jaitly said the new financial boost to the Saubhagya Scheme will brighten lives of millions of people.

The FM also emphasized the need for quality education to marginalised and backward population groups. In a significant move, he announced that by 2022, each block with more than 50% sc/st population will have an Ekalavya Vidyalaya at par with the Navodaya Vidyalayas.

Under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna, the ambitious plan to provide housing for all, the Government will be adding 1 crore new houses to the poor, the FM declared to loud applause in the Parliament.

The FM mentioned that the improvement of infrastructure at the rural level will boost the rural economy as it will provide better connectivity and better availability of services to the rural population.

The Union Budget 2018 is being hailed as one of the most people-centric budgets ever. The government seems to be leaving no stones unturned in its commitment to the poor and common people of the country.

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