Murhsidabad: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday laid emphasis on more agricultural output for sustainable economic development of the country.
The purpose of the Food Security Bill will also be lost if the country does not produce required foodgrains, Mukherjee said while inaugurating a branch of the 'Bangiya Gramin Bikash Bank' at Lalgola.
Along with increased food production, the Public Distribution System (PDS) should also be strengthened to ensure food for all the citizens, he said.
Referring to banking, Mukherjee said effort was on to bring all people of the country under banking system by 2012.
He reiterated that it was not possible to decrease the prices of petro products because of the huge subsidies given to oil companies by the union government.
First Published: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 19:14