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Finance ministry's Twitter poll on budget gets most votes for farm focus

It trumped infrastructure, manufacturing and information and technology mid-way through the poll

BS WebTeam  |  New Delhi 

Budget 2017 needs to focus most on agriculture, suggested the results of a Twitter poll held by the finance ministry. The farming sector trumped infrastructure, manufacturing and information and technology mid-way through the poll.  The poll was started on January 6 on the finance ministry’s handle and, till 8 pm on January 9, 66 per cent of the respondents favoured a Budget which focused on agriculture. Infrastructure received 17 per cent of the votes, with manufacturing bagging 11 per cent and IT and other services six per cent. Till then, 21,400 votes had been ...

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