I present the Budget for 2023-24. This is the first Budget in Amrit
1. This Budget hopes to build on the foundation laid in the previous
Budget, and the blueprint drawn for India@100. We envision a prosperous
and inclusive India, in which the fruits of development reach all regions and
citizens, especially our youth, women, farmers, OBCs, Scheduled Castes and
2. In the 75th year of our Independence, the world has recognised the
Indian economy as a ‘bright star’. Our current year’s economic growth is
estimated to be at 7 per cent. It is notable that this is the highest among all
the major economies. This is in spite of the massive slowdown globally
caused by Covid-19 and a war. The Indian economy is therefore on the right
track, and despite a time of challenges, heading towards a bright future.
3. Today as Indians stands with their head held high, and the world
appreciates India’s achievements and successes, we are sure that elders
who had fought for India’s independence, will with joy, bless us our
endeavors going forward.