The Union Budget 2021 is a ‘never-seen-before’ Budget which highlighted the Government’s commitment to shore up the healthcare and agricultural sectors along with several key reforms across other industries, following the COVID pandemic.
In this regard, please find below quote to be attributed to Mr. D. Narain, Senior Bayer Representative, South Asia and CEO & MD, Bayer CropScience Limited
“2020 has been a year of exceptional and unprecedented challenges and has highlighted the critical importance of two core sectors, agriculture and healthcare. The Union Budget 2021 has correctly called out the role of these two sectors in leading the nation’s recovery and being catalysts to sustainable growth.
Higher allocations for both healthcare and agriculture with specific focus on building public health infrastructure, expansion of credit to farmers, additional allocation for rural infrastructure and micro irrigation are welcome moves. These initiatives complement actions already initiated to double farmers’ incomes and enabling wider healthcare access for the nation.
At Bayer, our vision has always been, ‘Health for all, hunger for none’. With India striving to become a $10 trillion economy by 2027, we believe a collaborative approach in agriculture and healthcare will help bring transformative changes in our society.”