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Agriculture Minister Allays Concerns Regarding Insufficient Budget For Rural Development

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Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has asserted that Agriculture and Rural Development are related to everyone and both these are important for the country. Allaying the concerns regarding insufficient budget for rural development the Minister said that there has been an increase of 74% in fund allocation during 2014-15 to 2019-20 over the previous five years. There are sufficient funds under each head and government is working at a greater pace, he noted.

The Agriculture Minister further said that the Prime Minister has given primacy to the progress of 'Gaon, Garib, Kisan' across the nation and the 140% increase in budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare in 2019-20 shows Prime Minister's dedication towards achieving this progress. Tomar also added that all the schemes are dedicated towards ensuring the goal of getting farmers their due respect and making farming economically viable.

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First Published: Thu, July 18 2019. 12:56 IST