New Delhi, Feb. 11 -- : Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday that the Interim Budget for 2019-20 is aimed at overall development of the country so that each citizen can benefit.
Replying to a general discussion in the Lok Sabha, which passed the Interim Budget amid uproar and walk-out by Left and Congress, Goyal said: "The Budget provides for a substantial benefit to small and marginal farmers."
"Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, 12 crore farmers with less than two hectares of land holding will get Rs 6,000 per year. The amount in three installments will go directly into their bank accounts," he said amidst continuous slogan shouting by some opposition members.
Goyal said the scheme will be effective from Decemb...