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He said the budget for the agriculture sector has been doubled to Rs 2.12 lakh crore during first four years of his government compared to the previous five years of the UPA regime.
Taxing the agriculture income has always been a politically sensitive issue and governments have refrained from doing so.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government has undertaken the ambitious task of doubling farmers' income by 2022 so that farming becomes sustainable.
The past few years have seen non-farm income become a significant contributor to overall rural household incomes (40 per cent).