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Sena appears critical of merger of Rail Budget with Gen Budget

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

ally today appeared to be critical of the government's decision to merge Railway Budget with the General Budget.

Participating in a debate on Demand for Grants for the Railway Ministry, member Shrirang Appa Barne said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had promised to present report card every year.


"But with the merger, I fail to understand how the would be able to present report card," member Shrirang Appa Barne said.

He also wanted the to revive the train at Matheran which is a hill station in

Matheran Hill Railway is a 2-feet narrow gauge heritage railway in which is non-functional.

Later, his party colleague Sawant, while participating in a debate on Demand for Grants on Agriculture, said the should bring a debt waiver scheme for farmers in who are facing vagaries of the Monsoon leading to suicides.

He also suggested that should look into the issue of GST with regard to farm produce.

Appreciating the the fact the has announced many schemes for agriculture sector, Sawant said, "the irony is not every farmer has got the Soil Health Card. He said he himself is yet to get the card.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 20:50 IST
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