In MP, Rajasthan budgets, Congress governments focus on agri sector
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India, July 10 -- The Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan on Wednesday presented their first full budget for 2019-20 with focus on agriculture and youth.
While MP earmarked Rs.8,000 crore for farm loan waiver, Rajasthan announced to set up a Rs.1,000 crore fund -- Krishan Kalyan Kosh -- for welfare of farmers.
Madhya Pradesh finance minister Tarun Bhanot said: "In the second phase of farmers loan waiver under 'Jai Kisan Fasal Rin Mafi Yojna', Rs.8,000 crore have been earmarked. Earlier, the government waived farm loans of Rs.7,000 crore."
Bhanot said the government proposed a budget of Rs.22,736 crore for agriculture schemes, which was 145% more than the budget earmarked last year. Besides, he announced setting up of t...
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