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Finance Minister to interact with farmers

Finance Minister to interact with farmers

In order to identify the issues of farmers, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be interacting with farmers tomorrow. As the Union Budget will be presented by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 5, she will be holding a meeting with farmers.

Farmers are facing several issues like delayed monsoons and drought conditions in some states including Maharashtra.

In this context, the finance minister will be holding her first pre-budget consultation meeting with farm bodies and agricultural experts.

Nirmala Sitharaman took her charge as India’s first full-time woman finance minister last month in the BJP-led NDA government. This will be her first interaction with farmers.


Sources state that this meeting would help the minister to know the views of different agriculture organizations and farm economists to improve the income of farmers as well as farm sector growth.

As a separate fishery department has been created and a cabinet rank minister was appointed by the government, the allied farm sector is likely to be promoted.

It is anticipated that special focus will be given to enhance allied farm activities like fishery, poultry and animal husbandry.

Several farm bodies have already submitted their memorandums to the finance minister.

After the completion of the meeting with the farmers, Nirmala Sitaraman will bring out various views of industry bodies on different issues. These include steps to boost FDI inflows and industrial productivity.

The BJP government earlier had presented an interim Budget for 2019-20 in February before general elections as per the custom.

Now that the government has formed, it will present a regular Budget for the financial year 2019-20.

The signs have already indicated that there won’t be any major changes in the allocations earmarked for various ministries and departments in the interim Budget.


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