Prime Minister Modi and his Cabinet 2019

Cabinet extends cash handout programme for farmers: minister

A farmer sprays pesticides at a cucumber field on a cold winter morning in the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India December 17, 2018…. AMIT DAVE May 31, 2019 08:18pm IST

NEW DELHI – India’s cabinet on Friday agreed to extend a programme of handing 6,000 rupees ($86) a year to another 25 million farmers of the country, farm minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.

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In the interim budget for the 2019/20 fiscal year presented in February, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s last government had started the direct cash support programme for 120 million poor and small farmers as part of efforts to placate growers struggling with weak crop prices.

The cabinet, the first under Modi’s second term, also agreed to roll out a pension plan for farmers, Tomar said.

Reuters

31/05/2019

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