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Cash income for farmers, pension for workers in Goyal's Interim Budget

The main focus of Interim Budget 2019, the last for Narendra Modi-led NDA government before Lok Sabha elections 2019, is expected to be on the rural sector and the urban middle-class

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BS Web Desk & Agencies  |  New Delhi 

The Narendra Modi government poured extra money into support for farmers and a rural jobs programme, delivering on Friday its last budget before a general election due by May.

The interim budget for 2019/20 allocated Rs 60,000 crore for a rural jobs programme MNREGA and Rs 19,000 crore for building of roads in the countryside where two-thirds of Indians live. ALSO READ: Interim Budget 2019 LIVE: India to be $5-trn economy in 5 years, says Goyal The fiscal deficit in 2018/19 would be 3.4 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), slightly higher than the targeted ...

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First Published: Fri, February 01 2019. 09:39 IST