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Nirmala Sitharaman Interacts With Students, Talks On Economy And Vision

While India is immersed in the biggest festival of democracy, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman steps in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Bhawan to interact with students and answer their questions on economy, vision and future of India.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: May 11, 2024 19:15 IST
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New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Andhra Pradesh Bhawan and Telangana Bhawan on Saturday and interacted with the college students and UPSC aspirants who were having lunch in the eateries.

The students, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Tamil Nadu, enthusiastically asked her questions about the future prospects of the Indian economy, opportunities in the sunrise sectors for the youth, how the digital economy is shaping India, India’s hosting of the G20 and other issues being raised in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections such as inheritance and wealth tax.

The FM explained to the students that digital payments via UPI in India were creating records month after month and that India’s stack was lauded by world leaders during India’s G20 presidency. She also explained the opportunities and concerns regarding artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Sitharaman also assured the students that the government was committed to providing varied skill sets to the youth in order to not only help them get ample employment opportunities but also create employment opportunities for others.

She also highlighted to the students the success of MUDRA and low-cost collateral-free credit schemes and how they are helping people become job creators.

First published on: May 11, 2024 07:14 PM IST

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