Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said as many as 3 lakh poor people have benefited from Ayushman Bharat health scheme in the last one-and-a-half months.
Speaking at the function to release the book ‘Making of New India: Transformation under Modi Government in New Delhi Jaitley said that the NDA Government is both pro-business and pro-poor as the country needs greater resources to fund the poverty alleviation programmes.
Mr Jaitley said if the country has to grow at a faster pace, faster than rest of the world in the next one or two decades, then contribution from the rural sector has to go up.
The book, ‘Making of New India: Transformation under Modi Government’, contains 51 essays on themes ranging from economy to diplomacy, education to public health.
President Ram Nath Kovind received the first copy of the book from Jaitley at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that contemporary governance has played a vital role in giving shape and form to an all-inclusive idea of ‘New India’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September launched the Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana which aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually.