DIPHU, Feb 22: The Union Budget-2023-2024, presented on February 1, has received commendation from Diphu MP Horensing Bey, for its emphasis on developing the middle-class, students, farmers, and most notably, the welfare of tribal communities in the northeast region.
At a press conference held at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bhawan in Diphu on Wednesday, Bey lauded the budget’s “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas-Inclusive Development, Reaching the last mile, infrastructure and investment, unleashing the potential-Trust Based Governance, Green growth, Amrit Peedhi-Youth power, and financial sector” as the basic points.
The MP stressed that the budget is for the uplift of tribal communities, with a focus on education, for which Rs 15,000 crore has been allocated, and 48,800 teachers and staff will be recruited for 740 Eklavya Model Residential Schools across India, including one under construction in Karbi Anglong district’s Balipathar. Another school for West Karbi Anglong will be sanctioned, he added.
Bey also lauded the increase in budget allotment for the health sector and the bank’s provision of loans to promote self-dependence, especially for educated unemployed youth.
Moreover, the MP underscored the development of the northeast, highlighting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited the region more than 50 times in the last nine years, a fact which he contrasted with the alleged neglect of the Congress regime towards the region.
The press conference was attended by BJP spokesperson Selawar Bey, BJYM president Jiten Bey, ward commissioner Simon Phangcho, and others.