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Agri Minister asks babus to submit plan for using budgetary allocation

The announcements of increased financial provisions made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the agriculture sector in the General Budget has brought smiles on the faces of farmers in general and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh in particular.

According to the Union Budget, which was presented on February 1, the budgetary provision of the agriculture ministry has been increased by 15.31 per cent to Rs 51,026 crore for the year 2017-18, which was Rs 45,250 crore for the year 2016-17. Dubbing the increased budgetary allocations as a move to address the woes of farmers, Ganesh Nanote, a farmer of Vdiharbha region in Maharashtra, said, "The increased allocations for rural sector, including agriculture, in the budget shows that the government is very much concerned about the welfare of farmers and marginalised workers, who are dependent on agricultural sector."

Pinning hope on Rs 1.87 lakh crore budgetary allocations for agriculture and rural sector, the Agriculture Minister said that it will help in transforming and empowering farmers and poor people, who are warriors of rural economy.

The minister has moved ahead and asked the officials of his ministry to submit the detailed plan for implementation of the new allocations for the
farm sector aiming that new welfare schemes could be planned in advance. Stressing that budget is continuation of PM Modi's agenda of farmer's welfare and farm sector, Singh said, this time it has become very clear again that the NDA government is chemes for the villages, poor and farmers.

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