Published: 01st February 2021
Union Budget 2021: National Language Translation Mission to be set up to translate Science, Tech content into Indian languages
The mission aims to make science and technology accessible to everyone by translating material in English and in one's mother tongue and thus increasing accessibility
The government will soon undertake a new initiative called the National Language Translation Mission, said Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2021. The mission was proposed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology as part of its 2019 100-day action plan. The mission aims to make science and technology content accessible to everyone by translating material in English into several Indian languages and thus increasing accessibility.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her third budget this year at 11 am. Amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Finance Minister presented a paperless budget. This is the first time in India's history that a paperless Union Budget was presented. As the budget papers will not be printed, the Finance Minister had also launched an official mobile app to provide complete access to all budget documents. The mobile app can be downloaded from the Union Budget Web Portal www.indiabudget.gov.in.
The Finance Minister had assured a budget “like never before”. The budget 2021 has a greater significance as it comes amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has caused economic disruption. FM Nirmala Sitharaman replaced the Swadeshi 'bahi khata' and switched to a tablet. She was seen carrying a tablet kept inside a red coloured cover with a golden coloured national emblem embossed on it. The Economic Survey 2020, presented by FM Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday pegged the GDP growth at 11 per cent in FY22.