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Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman promises big investment in agri and allied sectors

1/02/2020 at 11:49 AM

New Delhi, Feb 1: The Narendra Modi led BJP government reiterated its commitment to double farmers’ income by 2022.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has listed 16 Action Points for farmers’ welfare.

This budget is woven around 3 prominent themes – Aspirational India, Economic Development and Caring Society, she said.

Big announcements by the Finance Minister –

Water stress-related issues a serious concern across the country; our govt proposes comprehensive measures for 100 water-stressed districts.

Village Storage Scheme to be run by Self-Help Groups (SHGs); we want to restore women in villages as ‘Daanya Lakshmis’.

Indian Railways to set up a ‘Kisan Rail’ for perishable goods like milk, meat and fish to build a seamless national cold-supply chain.

‘Krishi Udaan’ will be launched by Ministry of Civil Aviation on international and national routs to help improve value realisation, especially north-east and tribal districts.

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