Member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Economic Advisor Council, Ashima Goyal has raised concern over the much hyped Atmanirbhar bharat package worth Rs 20 lakh crore introduced by PM Modi and announced in a series of Press Briefings by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the second week of May.
While the package is being criticized ever since its inception, Ashima became the first from PM’s economic advisory council to have an opinion over the package.
Ashima said that to stimulate the economy, the government needs to give a boost to demand. Addressing a virtual conference of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and industry, she said, ‘The economic package is not complete in every way. There is scope to improve it by removing flaws in the package. There is scope to improve it by removing flaws in the package. Goyal, a part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council-PM of the Prime Minister, said that most of the relief packages are related to the financial sector and that “synergy of demand and supply is very important to stimulate the economy”.