Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman listed seven priorities of the Centre in the Union budget 2023.
These are: inclusive development, digital public infrastructure for agriculture, infrastructure, investment, unleashing potential, green growth, youth power, and financial sector. She called these the “Saptarishis.”
The minister said the government will launch the Atmanirbhar Clean Plant Programme to improve availability of disease-free quality planting material for high-value horticultural crops.
The minister announced an agriculture accelerator fund to encourage agritech startups. The fund will focus on bringing innovative solutions for challenges faced by farmers.
She proposed to set up a national digital library for students to make up for the learning loss during the pandemic.
The PMPBTG Development mission will be launched to improve social-economic condition of the tribal groups, she said.
We made significant progress in sustainable goals, and achieved many milestones in Swachh Bharat, and PM Suraksha Bima Yojana, the finance minister said.
The minister further said the economic agenda focuses facilitating ample opportunity for people, especially the youth, offering a strong impetus to growth and job creation and stabilising the macro economy.
Sitharaman is presenting her fifth full Budget after she took over as Finance Minister in July 2019.