Budget 2016: PM Modi congratulates Jaitley, says proposals focused on rural development

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for presenting the budget, which is focused on "development of agriculture and rural infrastructure".

"This budget is about the dreams of the people. I congratulate FM Arun Jaitley and his team," said Modi, adding, "budget clearly calls for electrifying all villages thus giving an impetus to rural infrastructure."

He emphasized that the budget will help develop the housing sector. 

"The housing sector will be strengthened and will boost our dream of 'Housing for All'," stated PM.

He also hailed Jaitley's proposals for the health sector. 

"The Government has taken many initiatives. We want to stand shoulder to shoulder with people in times of illness," he said.

News24 Bureau