Condemning the violence on Republic Day within the nationwide capital by a bunch of agitating farmers, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday mentioned the incidents on January 26 had been very “unfortunate”.
Addressing the Joint session of Parliament on the primary day of the Budget session, Kovind mentioned, “The national flag and a holy day like Republic Day were insulted in the past few days. The Constitution that provides us Freedom of Expression, is the same Constitution that teaches us that law and rules have to be followed seriously.” Follow Parliament Budget Session 2021 Live Updates right here
Trying to allay the fear of farmers over the three new farm legal guidelines, the President mentioned the brand new reforms are useful for the farmers. “My government would like to clarify that the rights and facilities that were available before the formation of the three farm laws have not been cut short, in fact with these new agricultural reforms the Govt has provided new facilities and rights to farmers,” mentioned Kovind, including that the Supreme Court has stayed the mplementation of the brand new farm legal guidelines and the federal government will respect no matter is the choice of apex court docket.
“Small and marginal farmers are also a priority for my Govt. To support such farmers in their small expenses, around Rs 1,13,000 crores have been transferred directly to their accounts, under PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi,” he added.
Lauding the federal government’s effort in preventing towards the Covid-19 pandemic, Kovind mentioned the well timed determination taken saved the lives of lakhs of residents. “I am satisfied that the timely decision taken by my Government saved the lives of lakhs of citizens. Today the number of new COVID cases is going down rapidly. The number of recoveries is very high.”
He additionally appreciated the federal government’s vaccination drive for Covid-19 saying this system is a matter of satisfaction for India.
“It is a matter of pride that India is running the biggest vaccination program in the world. Both vaccines of this program are made in India. In this crisis India shouldered its responsibility towards mankind & provided lakhs of doses of vaccines to several nations,” mentioned the President.
Talking about how the federal government’s scheme are benefitting folks, the President mentioned, “The facilities of Ayushman Bharat Yojana can be availed in any of the 24,000 hospitals across the nation. The poor are getting medicines at very low costs at 7000 centres across the country, under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana.”
He additionally paid tribute to former President Pranab Mukherjee who died final yr. “In this fight against the pandemic, we lost many citizens. Former President Pranab Mukherjee passed away in this Corona period. Six MPs left us untimely due to COVID. I pay my tribute to all of them,” mentioned the President.