The detailed budget speech, one of the most comprehensive ones in recent past did have some significant positives for sectors like Infrastructure, Power, Banking and NBFC, Agriculture reiterating her focus on Affordable housing, Education and Healthcare sector.
This year's budget has primarily focused on three key sectors namely agriculture, healthcare and infrastructure. The proposed plan of the government to provide 10 crore poor and under-privileged people with a medical treatment coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh is indeed a laudable step which will alleviate the problem of the poor to a very large extent as healthcare has always been a problem for most of the population.
The attempt to catalyse the economic growth through core sectors like infrastructure and defence was evident in the FM's speech. Within the infrastructure sector, the focus continues to be on pushing capital expenditure in the transportation sector with major impetus of railways.