Budget 2016: Allocation doubled to give farmers a sense of security

Two consecutive droughts force govt to raise allocation for agriculture and farmers' welfare by 94%

Sanjeeb Mukherjee Business Standard New Delhi

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget speech put agriculture and the rural economy on top of the agenda for the government in 2016-17.Two consecutive droughts and record low farm prices forced the fi

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First Published: Feb 29 2016 | 3:13 PM IST

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