FM Sitharaman today gave a reply on the budget debate in a statement in Lok Sabha. She said that Budget 2021 has set the pace for India to become Aatmanirbhar. She also stated that the ongoing Covid pandemic did not deter the Central government from taking measures for reforms that are necessary for sustaining long term growth for this country. The FM said- 'I would like to highlight - stimulus plus reforms. We have taken not just one-off reforms, not just now and then, but reforms rivetted in a policy which will give a neat background, a layout spread before the Parliament for people to know that this is a reform that will lay a path for India to be one of the top economies of the world in the coming decade and further.'