“The budget hinges on the welfare of the farmers as it has categorically mentioned the initiatives such as Agriculture credit target of Rs. 15 lakh crore,” he added.
“Moreover, schemes like Kisan Rail and Kisan Udaan for a seamless cold chain supply of perishable items and expansion of PM-KUSUM to provide 20 lakh farmers for setting up stand-alone solar pumps, would greatly benefit the farmers and persons associated with allied sectors,” he further said.
“The budget will also fulfil the aims and aspirations of all sections of the people of the country,” he added.
Sonowal also said that the budget will essentially help Assam and other states of the northeast to climb the ladder of optimum growth.
“Kisan Rail and Kisan Udaan will help the farmers for a seamless cold chain supply of their products and sell them in international markets in the wake of the Centre’s Act East Policy,” he said.
“This budget provision will strengthen the agro-economy of Assam,” Sonowal added.
Hailing the budget provision of selecting Sivasagar among the five archaeological sites in the country to be developed as iconic sties with onsite museums, Sonowal said the step shows Centre’s love and priority to Assam.
He also said that the budget provision such as 890 km Dhubri-Sadiya connectivity, the completion of which will be achieved within 2022 will boost economic activity through the waterways.
“The budget would essentially be friendly towards the middle class and lower middle class as the income tax reform proposed in the budget would help them to cut their burden on income tax,” Sonowal added.