Budget pro-poor, pro-farmer and pro-reforms: Kiran Reddy

The CM expressed happiness that the GDP increased to 8.2 per cent compared to 7.3 per cent previous year and overall economic growth rate in the current year was 8.6 per cent.

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2011, 00:30 AM IST

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N
Kiran Kumar Reddy said that the Union Budget presented by Finance
Minister Pranab Mukherjee was "pro-poor, pro-farmer and
pro-reforms."

Mukherjee has done "what is possible under the
circumstances" to all sections of people right from farmers to
tax payers and senior citizens", he said.

The Chief Minister expressed happiness that the country
was on high economic growth path and the GDP increased to 8.2
per cent compared to 7.3 per cent previous year and overall
economic growth rate in the current year was 8.6 per cent.

He also welcomed allotment of Rs 500 crore for women SHGs
Development Fund, Rs 300 crore for weavers and increase in
credit flow from Rs 3.75 lakh crore to Rs 4.75 lakh crore.

The Congress leader said continuation of interest
subvention for farmers and more outlay for storage and cold
chain for vegetables would do good for Andhra Pradesh.

The Chief Minister also welcomed the announcement that
National Food Security Bill would be introduced next year.

PTI