Govt seeking permanent solution to farmers' woes: President Kovind

The President pointedly announced that the Indian Air Force would soon get the Rafale fighter jets

Interim Budget 2019

Archis Mohan New Delhi
As evident from President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the joint sitting of Parliament on the first day of the Budget session on Thursday, it is not just his political rivals, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also intent on “batting on the front foot” in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls 2019.

In his customary address, a speech the Union Cabinet approves, the President detailed an elaborate report card of the Modi government’s achievements, and hinted that Friday’s Budget could include measures to augment farm incomes.

With speculation that the Budget could announce an income support scheme for farmers, the President said, “Understanding the needs of farmers, the government is seeking to find permanent solutions to their problems.”

First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 10:09 PM IST

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