Since less than a month is left for Union Budget to be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the government took to twitter for their suggestion and comments on which aspect should the government focus on.
The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to present his third Union Budget under the Narendra Modi government on February 1, and expectations from the public are already high. So the government on Monday invited suggestions and comments from Twitterati on what the focus of the Union Budget 2017 should be on. However, the government had given the Twitterati four days to response, but in just one-day 17,000 users had voted which makes it clear that what the people want in this budget.
Responding to Finance Ministry’s tweet, “Which area Government should give priority to generating employment?”, 53 percent of 7,031 voters chose the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector for the government to focus on creating employment. While 29 percent chose low-cost housing, 10 percent automobile and spare parts while 8 percent voted to garment for creating jobs.
The government had also posted a question on what should be the focus on in the forthcoming Budget 2017, 53 percent of the 7,399 voters advised Farmers as the priority, 30 percent of the voters chose Youth, 7 percent women and children while the remaining 10 percent voted from underprivileged.
As for the third query of the Finance Ministry, on what the Budget 2017 should focus on, 51 percent of the 2,588 voters selected housing for all schemes, 15 percent voted for MUDRA Yojana, 10 percent for Stand Up India while 24 percent voted for Start Up India.
As the public is already putting in their suggestions and comments for the upcoming Union Budget 2017, Arun Jaitley is sure to feel the pressure.
Having said that, from the data it appears that India needs jobs, low housing schemes and focus on farmers this budget.