Live Updates Union Budget 2018
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presenting the current NDA government’s fifth and arguably his toughest Budget yet as he seeks to address agriculture distress, create jobs and boost growth while at the same time stick to fiscal prudence. Stay clued in to key Budget announcements that will impact businesses, markets and you dear readers.
FM Jaitley says the government will work with NITI Aayog to develop system of optimal farm price realisation and develop existing 22,000 gramin agri centres GRAMS to help farmers for direct sales.
Govt will create institutional mechanism to take decisions on various measures to ensure the farmers income is doubled as per target. Most farmers are small and marginal and not in position to transaact at .APMCs. We will set up GRAMS and 470 APMCs connected to eNAM