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NCP says no to separate farm budget

The NCP on Wednesday said it was opposed to a separate agriculture budget, as demanded by the state agriculture minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil.

‘Adequate financial provisions are made for agriculture sector by the Finance ministry. Congress should first allow a separate agriculture budget at the Centre and then follow the pattern in the state,’ NCP spokesman Nawab Malik said.

To a question that Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Vinod Tawde has demanded a separate agriculture budget and written to the chief minister in this connection, Malik said the state cannot be governed on Tawde’s suggestions.

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