‘Budget will stimulate growth of agri, rural sector`

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 16:33

Mumbai: The Union budget would provide
stimulus to agriculture and encourage rural development,
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Friday.

"Raising the provision for agri sector by Rs one lakh
crore would help improve the condition of farm sector in the
country. Use of Kisan Card at ATM centre would make several
facilities available to farmers," he said reacting to the
Budget.

The provision of Rs 300 crore for irrigation for
Vidarbha and Rs 70 crore for powerloom cluster at Ichalkaranji
in Maharashtra is a welcome step, Chavan said.

He also lauded the announcement of providing Rs 10,000
crore to Nabard for making finance available to rural banks.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 16:32

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