On the first day of the Budget session of the Parliament, which began on Tuesday, President Pranab Mukherjee said that his government’s particular focus is on the welfare of poor, farmers and jobs for youth.
Addressing the joint session of both Houses, he added that the government is making this goal possible through financial inclusion and social security.
The president also added that his government’s philosophy is captured in the idea 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'
Stressing on the works that the government has done since taking over, he said that solar power has been made affordable and accessible to thousands of people.
Government has also envisaged increasing the renewable energy capacity manifold to 175 GW by 2022, he added.
The president pointed out that by March 2019, , under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), one lakh seventy eight thousand rural habitations will be connected with all-weather roads.
With two days to go before the Railway Budget, he also pointed out that highest ever increase in rail capital expenditure was achieved in 2015.