(GIST OF YOJANA) Ease of Living - The Central Tenet of Union Budget 2020-21  [MARCH-2020]

(GIST OF YOJANA) Ease of Living - The Central Tenet of Union Budget 2020-21


Ease of Living - The Central Tenet of Union Budget 2020-21

  • Our Prime Minister has laid before us Ease of Living as a goal to be achieved on behalf of all citizens”, said the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2020-21.
  • This has been achieved by farmer friendly initiatives such as agriculture credit target of Rs. 15 lakh crore for 2020-21; schemes of “Kisan Rail” and “Krishi Udaan” for a seamless national cold supply chain for perishables; and expansion of PM-KUSUM to provide 20 lakh farmers for setting up stand-alone solar pumps.
  • With this backdrop, our government shall work towards taking the country forward so that we can leapfrog to the next level of health, prosperity and wellbeing.

Three prominent themes:

  • Aspirational India in which all sections of the society seek better standards of living, with access to health, education and better jobs. Its components are agriculture, irrigation and rural development; wellness, water and sanitation; education and skill mdevelopment.
  • Economic Development for all, indicated in the Prime Minister’s exhortation of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas”. This would entail pervasive economic reforms and yielding more space for the private sector to ensure higher productivity and greater efficiency. Three components of which are industry, commerce and investment; infrastructure and the ‘New Economy’.
  • Caring Society, based on Antyodaya, which is both humane and compassionate. Three components of which arc women and child, social welfare; culture and tourism and environment and climate change.

The Government aims to:

  • Achieve seamless delivery of services through digital governance.
  • Improve physical quality of life through National.

Infrastructure Pipeline:

  • Mitigate Risks through Disaster Resilience.
  • Boost Social security through pension and insurance penetration.


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