You are here: Home » News-ANI » Business
Business Standard

Budget 2018: Govt to construct 20 million toilets in next 2 years

Jaitley said the mission was flying strong, having already resulted in six crore toilets being constructed across the country

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

With focus on farmers, Jaitley in his presentation of the Union Budget 2018-19 announced construction of 20 million toilets in the span of next two years.

"An additional 2 crore toilets will be made in the next 2 years and this should go a long way in addressing the crucial issue of open defecation, especially in rural areas," Jaitley said while applauding the Swachh Bharat Mission of Prime Minister

He said that the mission is flying strong, having already resulted in six crore toilets being constructed across the country.

ALSO READ: Swachh Bharat: A public health crisis is upon us; here is how to avert it

He also announced higher MSP for farmers along the launch of operation green to boost produce.

Jaitley added that the Government's focus will shift from 'Ease of Doing Business' to 'Ease of Living' for poorest of the poor.

He announced the launch of Operation green on the lines of operation flood.

Sum of Rs. 500 crore has been allocated for this purpose. This operation will help farmers generate produce.

"We also propose to extend kisaan credit cards to live stock farmers," said Jaitley while highlighting that the a favourable tax arrangement for organizations will be made, details of which will be provided later.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, February 01 2018. 12:10 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU