Nine pillars to drive economy, pro-farmer measures announced

jaitley-475Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has outlined nine pillars would drive the economy hereafter. They include agriculture and farmers welfare; rural upliftment and development; education and health; infrastructure development, financial sector reforms, governance, fiscal discipline, tax reforms.

In an attempt to provide life to the farming community, Jaitley announced that Rs 35, 984cr

Long-term irrigation fund of Rs 20,000 cr to be created. 5 lakh acres to be brought under organic-farming over a three year periodWe need to prioritize our expenditure, given recommendations of 7th CPC and OROP implementation, he said.

For rural development, a total of 87756 crore was allocated.

Medaram Jathara

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