Published: 01st February 2019
Union Budget 2019-2020: This Govt will never back off when we have to protect our mother cow, says Goyal
The incumbent Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced the setting up of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog to upscale sustainable genetic upgradation of cow resources
Acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced that a Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog will be set up for the welfare of cows in our country. "Gaumata ke samman mai government kabhi peeche nahi hategi (The Government will never back down in maintaining the honour of our mother cow)," said Goyal at the Interim Budget session as he announced the setting up of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog to upscale sustainable genetic upgradation of cow resources.
India is the second largest dairy producing nation in the world. This will be a innovative research centre that will work for development of cows.
The interim Union Budget 2019-20 was presented by the interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal before both houses of the parliament on February 1. He was presenting the budget as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been sidelined with an illness and Goyal, who also serves as Railways and Coal Minister in the cabinet, took the task upon himself to fill in Jaitley's sizeable shoes. Goyal, flanked by BJP heavyweights went through the motions of showcasing the budget in a briefcase before entering parliament for the mandatory cabinet meeting. The budget presentation began a few minutes after 11 am and Goyal delivered his budget speech in a mixture of Hindi and English. The initial points of announcement went without too much furore from the opposition and served as a highlights package of the NDA's near-five year reign at the centre.
Goyal added that by 2024 India will have housing for all, free from corruption, communalism and nepotism.
"I can proudly say that India is back on track and marching towards growth and prosperity. We are moving towards a new India by 2022, an India which is clean and healthy. Where everyone has a house, toilets and electricity. Where farmers income has doubled. We brought the average inflation is to 4.6 per cent, lower than any government. Had we not controlled inflation our families would have been spending close to 40 per cent more on essentials. The fiscal deficit has been brought down to 3.4 per cent as the revised estimates show. Current account deficit to be contained to 2.5 per cent. The total Gross GST Revenue collected in the month of January, 2019 has today crossed ₹1 lakh crore," he said.