Finance Minister Sitharaman announces lower-than-expected fiscal deficit of 5.8% (of GDP) in FY24, with further reduction to estimated 5.1% in the coming fiscal year, surpassing earlier projections.

No major rural transfers, but Sitharaman plans to build 2 crore more houses for rural poor under PM Awas Yojana (Grameen) in 5 years, nearing 3 crore target.

Capital spending for 2024-25 surges by 11% to ₹11.11 lakh crore, accounting for 3.4% of GDP.

No changes announced in direct or indirect tax rates, maintaining the existing tax structure.

FM Sitharaman highlights a 50% rise in average real income since 2014, marking a significant achievement.

Govt proposes ₹1-lakh crore corpus for 50-year interest-free loans, aimed at nurturing sunrise domains.

Expansion of existing airports and comprehensive development of new airports under the UDAN scheme.

Promoting cervical cancer vaccination for girls (9-14 yrs). Launching U-WIN platform for Mission Indradhanush immunization. Ayushman Bharat now covers ASHA, Anganwadi workers/helpers.

Promote 'Nano DAP' for diverse crops. Policies aid dairy farmers against Foot and Mouth Disease. Strategize for oilseed self-reliance, covering research, procurement, and crop insurance.

30 crore Mudra Yojana loans empower women entrepreneurs.
STEM courses see 43% female enrolment surge.

1 crore women aided via 83 lakh SHGs, nurturing 'Lakhpati Didis.'
Female higher education enrolment spikes by 28% in a decade.

11.8 crore farmers benefited from direct financial aid via PM-KISAN. 4 crore farmers covered by Crop Insurance under Fasal Bima Yojana. E-NAM integrates 1,361 mandis for efficient agricultural trade.

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