Jaitley assures help for farm sector in Budget

Jaitley assures help for farm sector in Budget

Enhanced agriculture credit, better farm infrastructure and irrigation are expected to get more attention in the Budget 2016-17, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assuring the farm leaders that despite constraints on the economy, the government will try its best to boost the sector.

In a pre-Budget consultation with experts of farm sector, Jaitley gave a patient hearing to suggestions made by various farm bodies.

The suggestions among other included a timely decision on Minimum Support Price, an efficient procurement policy, priority for mechanisation in all commodities, setting-up of commodity wise board, water conservation as a national priority with focus on drip and sprinkler irrigation, timely completion of irrigation projects and linking of rivers.

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