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What Budget 2021 has for rural India, agriculture? Explained in detail


What Budget 2021 has for rural India, agriculture? Explained in detail

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made a major announcement in the Union Budget 2020-21 related to the agriculture sector on Monday, saying that the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund would also be available for Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) mandis. Sitharaman has announced to hike the target of agricultural loans (farm credit) to Rs 16.5 lakh crore in the Union budget.

Apart from this, the budget for Sukshma Sinchai Yojana (micro-irrigation project) has also been doubled. Business Standard's Sanjeeb Mukherjee decodes the announcements of the finance minister and its likely impact on the agriculture sector.

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