In a detailed blog on Facebook, Jailtey listed in detail the various initiatives taken by the centre to improve the livelihood of rural India. He wrote that a total of 14.34 lakh crore is to be spent on livelihood and infrastructure development in rural areas this year.
Dwelling on the effects this will have, Jaitley says that the investment will provide to rural India, 321 crore person days of employment, 3.17 lakh kilometres of rural roads, 51 lakh rural homes, 1.88 crore toilets, 1.75 crore of new electricity connected households.
Jaitley added that the other social welfare programmes of the government are intended to benefit the weaker sections and those living in the rural areas are the prime target of these benefits.
Jaitley wrote that the cumulative effect of sustained focus will result in increased incomes, increased social security, an improved quality of life, higher income from agriculture and better healthcare. He said that PM has shaken traditional thinking process and ensured that rural India and the less privileged get the first right of resources.