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Aatmanirbhar packages totalling Rs 27 trn sped up structural reforms: FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the government's Aatmanirbhar packages totalling Rs 27.1 trillion to deal with the pandemic, accelerated the pace of structural reforms

Budget 2021 | Nirmala Sitharaman | Union Budget

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Nirmala Sitharaman
Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister on Monday said the government's Aatmanirbhar packages totalling Rs 27.1 lakh crore to deal with the COVID pandemic, accelerated the pace of structural reforms.

In the first ever paperless Union Budget, Sitharaman also proposed the introduction of Aatmanirbhar health programme with an outlay of Rs 64,180 crore.

This will be in addition to the national health mission, she said.

The finance minister also said India has two COVID-19 vaccines and two more will be launched.

She noted that the government has stretched its resources for the benefit of the poorest of the poor.

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First Published: Mon, February 01 2021. 11:35 IST