Union Budget 2018: Strong budget for a New India, says Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

With agriculture getting primary attention, Arun Jaitley’s announcement to increase the minimum support price of crop by at least 1.5 time of the production cost will benefit the farmers.

Published: 02nd February 2018 01:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2018 05:53 AM   |  A+A-

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said the Union Budget is for a New India.

“It is a budget for the youth of the country, women, farmers, rural India and the poor people living in cities. This is a strong budget and it will address all basic problems of the country,” Pradhan said. The focus of this year’s budget is on agriculture and rural development.

Allocation of `14.34 crore for rural creation of rural infrastructure and income generation of farmers is at an all time high. The budget will give a further boost to the State’s economy which is primarily based on agriculture, he said.

With agriculture getting primary attention, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s announcement to increase the minimum support price of crop by at least 1.5 time of the production cost will benefit the farmers.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL2018