The Budget has proposed a big expansion of the network of rural roads and agricultural markets, along with concrete steps to help farmers get better prices with the help of a focused strategy on imports and exports as well as participation in the futures market.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed to improve farmers’ income and bring greater transparency and competitiveness in price discovery of farm produce to their advantage, besides building rural infrastructure. The government aims to spend Rs 14.34 lakh crore for creation of livelihood and infrastructure in rural India, aiming to create employment of 321 crore man-days, build more than 3 lakh km of rural roads, 51 lakh new rural houses, 1.88 crore toilets and provide 1.75 crore new household Read More…
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