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Mar 16, 2019
7:22AM

Govt's priority for future would be infrastructure development, clearing backlog of defence procurement: FM Jaitley

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said, the government's priority for the future would be infrastructure development and clearing backlog of defence procurement, among others. Speaking at a media award function in New Delhi, Mr Jaitley said, development of rural India and improvement of healthcare and education would be other priority areas.

He said, he foresees a better quality of life in urban slums, rural India and the policies must be aimed at allowing these people to aspire and get into at least neo middle class. He said, there are two areas where the country seriously need to concentrate is healthcare and education. 

He said, in the last five years, there has not been a single incidence of increase in tax rate and rates in both direct and indirect taxes have been lowered. Talking about Ayushman Bharat programme, he said 16 lakh people have benefited from this cashless insurance scheme in the first four months of its launch.

He said, with this scheme, suddenly 78 per cent of the population came under the health insurance cover. He said, the ambitious scheme launched in September 2018 aims at providing coverage of 5 lakh rupees per family annually, benefiting more than 10 crore poor families.
 

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