On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked 130 crore Indian residents to share their ideas and suggestions ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget for the financial year 2020-21.
"The Union Budget represents the aspirations of 130 crore Indians and lays out the path towards India's development. I invite you all to share your ideas and suggestions for this year's Budget on MyGov," Modi said in a tweet.
The Union Budget represents the aspirations of 130 crore Indians and lays out the path towards India’s development.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 8, 2020
I invite you all to share your ideas and suggestions for this year’s Budget on MyGov. https://t.co/zVCL06TdLn
How can you give your suggestions to the Ministry of Finance on the country's budget planning?
You can share your ideas on the Government of India's citizen engagement platform MyGov.in.
Visit the link https://www.mygov.in/group-issue/inviting-ideas-and-suggestions-union-budget-2020-2021/ to drop in your ideas before 20 January 2020.
Earlier, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had also asked citizens to submit their suggestions on the platform. Sitharaman is going to present the Union Budget in the parliament on 1 February 2020.
PM Modi's tweet on engaging citizens to provide suggestions comes a day after the government released its first estimates of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth for the financial year 2019-20.
The Ministry of Statistics in a statement on Tuesday said that GDP is estimated to grow at 5 percent in 2019-20 as against 6.8 percent in 2018-19 to Rs 147.79 lakh crore. The growth projection is an 11-year low.
Earlier this week, Modi had a brainstorming session with top 11 industrialists, including Ratan Tata and Mukesh Ambani to talk about the revival of economic growth.