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"Shri Narendra Modi strongly criticizes Union Budget 2013"
"Union Budget shows disconnect between the Congress-led UPA Government and the people of this country: Shri Modi"
"Absolutely no linkage with the Budget and the 12th 5 Year Plan: Shri Modi"
"Budget lacks growth strategy for India’s economic development: Shri Modi"

Strongly criticizing the Union Budget 2013-14 of the Congress-led UPA Government, Shri Narendra Modi said that the Budget reflects the disconnect between the Government and the people of the nation. He added that there is no linkage between the Budget and the 12th 5 Year Plan and that it lacks a growth strategy for India’s economy. He declared that the Budget is a living document of the UPA’s non-performance and gives nothing to the
‘Aam Aadmi’.

The Chief Minister opined that the Budget fails to reflect the dreams of development that the people of India have. He pointed out that Budget provides no direction on issues such as skill development and job creation for the youngsters. He shared that the Prime Minister has been talking about the demographic dividend in NDC meetings but only a sum of Rs. 1000 crore was allocated for skill development. In contrast, Gujarat has allocated over Rs. 800 crore for skill development.

He affirmed that considering the global economic scenario, the Indian economy would not improve. In this atmosphere of poor economic conditions along with rising prices, declining growth rates, dismal job creation, high current account deficit and fiscal deficit the people expect decisive and brave decisions whereas the same is not reflected in the Budget.

The Chief Minister also wondered how the FM assured that India’s economy would become a $ 5 trillion economy’ by 2025 when there is no sign of reaching near that target.

Shri Modi described the Budget as Budget torn between taking populist decisions to enhance their votebanks and tackling the country’s major economic issues.

Giving the example of the UPA’s poor planning, Shri Modi questioned why there is no sign to bring down total outstanding debt from the level of 40% of the GDP. At the same time he remarked on the lack of austerity measures announced in the Budget.

On the announcement of the ‘world’s first public sector women’s bank’ Shri Modi affirmed that co-operative banks even for women are functioning for long in Gujarat but UPA has put income tax on them thus making their survival very difficult. He questioned why the Budget has not spoken on the issue of healthcare.

Referring to the PMGSY-II announcement, Shri Modi asked if the announcement was influenced by political bias considering the states named were mostly Congress-ruled stated (Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan).

The Chief Minister further stated that the UPA realized rather late in the day on the dangers of food inflation yet, the Budget failed to show any strategy to tackle the same.

Shri Modi termed it as a disappointing Budget that lacks vision, adding that the UPA has shown remarkable consistency in disappointing the people of this country.

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Prime Minister reviews availability & supply of oxygen and medicines
May 12, 2021
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GoI is in regular touch with the manufacturers to enhance production of medicines & extend all help needed
Production of all drugs including Remdesivir have been ramped up significantly in the last few weeks
Supply of oxygen is now more than 3 times the supply during the peak of first wave

PM Narendra Modi chaired a high level meeting to review the availability & supply of oxygen & medicines.

PM was briefed that the Government is actively monitoring the supply of drugs being used in the management of Covid as well Mucormycosis. The Minister updated PM that they are in regular touch with the manufacturers to enhance production & extend all kind of help needed. PM was also informed about the current production & stock of APIs for each such drug. It was discussed that states are being provided medicines in good quantities. PM was also apprised that the production of all drugs including Remdesivir have been ramped up significantly in the last few weeks. PM said that India has a very vibrant Pharma sector and Government’s continued close coordination with them will ensure proper availability of all medicines.

PM also took stock of the situation on oxygen availability and supply in the country. It was discussed that the supply of oxygen is now more than 3 times the supply during the peak of first wave. PM was briefed about the operations of oxygen rail and sorties by IAF planes. PM was also informed about the status of procurement of Oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders as well as the status of PSA plants being installed across the country.

PM also remarked that states should be asked to operationalize ventilators in a time-bound manner and resolve technical & training issues with the help of the manufacturers.