2020 Budget for Strengthening Agriculture, Farmers and Rural India

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Agriculture, Irrigation and rural development, Wellness, Water and sanitation, Education and Skills are the major subjects under Ease of Living. An amount of ₹ 1.60 lakh crore has been allocated for agriculture, irrigation and allied activities.

  • For rural development and Panchayati Raj an amount of ₹ 1.23 lakh crore has been allocated.
  • Beneficiaries of PM-KISAN will be linked to Kisan Credit Card Scheme.
  • Promotion of multi-level crop cultivation, bee-keeping, solar pumps and solar energy generation during non-cropping season.
  • Contract farming and other Model Acts like Agricultural Produce will be given incentives by the state government.
  • Completion of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway by 2023.
  • A provision of ₹ 61500 crore has been made for MNREGS (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) in the budget 2020 - 21.
  • Allocation of ₹ 440 crores for clean air programme.

Inclusive Growth

  • Preventive Healthcare: Provision of sanitation and water.
  • Healthcare: Ayushman Bharat.
  • Clean energy: Ujjawala and Solar Power.
  • Financial Inclusion: Credit support and Pension.
  • Affordable Housing.
  • Digital penetration.

Dhaanya Laxmi Yojana

  • Self-reliance of women in rural areas.
  • Women will be linked to seed-related programmes.
  • Training women farmers in quality checking of seeds and scientific farming.
  • Loans and financial assistance will be given to SHGs of these women.

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