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Budget 2019-20 Will Be Dedicated to Farmers: Agriculture Minister

Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh said the Budget will be dedicated to farmers in the country. It will be an attempt to accomplish Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream to double the farmers’ income by 2022. 

Radha Mohan Singh attended the conference organized by the Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI) and spoke about the government efforts to double their income by 2022. He said, "It was a matter of pride that due to the implementation of various farm schemes, India has become among the leading economies in the agriculture sector."  

The Minister further added, “Government, Industry and Farmer can work together to make farming more profitable. The government's decision to boost investment in agriculture had brought transformation in the agricultural sector and the upcoming Budget will be dedicated to farmers.” 

It will be interesting to know that while the budgetary outlay of the Agriculture Ministry was Rs 1.21 lakh crore during 2009-2014 of the previous government, the Modi government had increased it to Rs 2.11 crore during 2014-19. Hence, the BJP-led government at the Centre has almost doubled the budgetary allocation and also provided money through various funds, he said. 

Adding to it, “Funds won't be an issue as the coming budget will be dedicated to the farmer. Singh also criticized the 10-year UPA rule for inadequate allocation of funds for farming.

He said, “Remarkable progress has been made in the agri sector as a result of the schemes and policies of the government. The present agrarian crisis and a slew of schemes have helped reduce the cost of production, ensure remunerative price for farmers' produce, stop wastage of farmers' produce and ensure an alternative source of income. 



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