Interim Budget 2019: Govt plans to raise rural spending by 16%, says report


India is likely to raise its rural welfare spending by 16 per cent for the fiscal year beginning April, two government sources said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to woo the farm vote ahead of a general election due by May this year.  In its Interim Budget on Friday, the government is set to earmark about Rs 1.3 trillion ($18.

25 billion) for the Ministry of Rural Development, up from Rs 1.12 trillion in the current fiscal year, said the sources with direct knowledge of Budget discussions. The sources didn't wish.

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