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Budget Session; President highlights vaccination, health, infra boost in his address

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AMN / New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind today highlighted the achievements of the Modi government’s Covid vaccination drive, and noted that 150 crore doses were administered to the country’s citizens in a record time.

In his address to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament at the start of the Budget Session, Kovind said the Rs 64,000 crore PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission would prepare the country for a health crisis in the future.

“We have administered 150 crore doses of Covid vaccine in a record time,” he said.

TEXT of address by the President Ram Nath Kovind to the Joint Sitting of Parliament

The President said more than 70 per cent beneficiaries of the vaccination drive had been administered the second dose.

Flagging other achievements of the central government, he said over six crore rural households are getting tap water under ‘Har Ghar Jal’ initiative.

Kovind said India’s agriculture exports had also crossed Rs 3 lakh crore.

He said despite the pandemic, country’s farmers produced 30 crore tonnes of food grains and 33 crore horticulture produce in 2020-21.

The President said more than 11 crore farmer families received Rs 1.8 lakh crore through PM-KISAN and big changes had been seen in the farm sector.

He said the government procured more than 433 lakh metric tonnes of wheat, which benefited more than 50 lakh farmers.

The session begins ahead of the crucial assembly elections in five states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur.

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