While delivering a lecture on ‘Furthering India’s Promise’, former president Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that India would become a $5 trillion economy by 2024 because of the strong foundation laid by previous governments.
He further said that it is because of the Indians who have worked hard since Independence that various economic and social sectors are performing well.
“The Finance Minister can say that India will become a $5 trillion economy by 2024 because of the strong foundation laid previously. The efforts were not put by Britishers but by Indians since Independence,” he said.
“These five-year plans built the vision for economy, health, education among others. The investment used to be made based on these plans,” he added.