Union Budget 2019: Giving farmers Rs 17 a day is an 'insult to everything they stand and work for', says Rahul Gandhi

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, while announcing the Interim Budget said farmers will be provided Rs 6,000 per year, which amounts to Rs 16.44 daily, in three instalments under a central government scheme.

Press Trust of India February 01, 2019 15:56:06 IST
Union Budget 2019: Giving farmers Rs 17 a day is an 'insult to everything they stand and work for', says Rahul Gandhi
  • Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the Budget allocation of Rs 17 a day for farmers was an insult to everything they stand and work for.

  • Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, in the Interim Budget Friday, said farmers will be provided Rs 6,000 per year, which amounts to Rs 16.44 daily.

  • Rahul also alleged the government destroyed the lives of farmers over the past five years.

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged the government destroyed the lives of farmers over the past five years, and said its Interim Budget announcement of "Rs 17 a day" for them was an insult to everything they stand and work for.

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, in the Interim Budget Friday, said farmers will be provided Rs 6,000 per year, which amounts to Rs 16.44 daily, in three instalments under a central government scheme.

Using the hashtag 'AakhriJumlaBudget', Rahul tweeted:

Presenting the Interim Budget, Goyal sought to address some of the distress that the farm sector has been facing. He said the scheme will be "fully funded by the central government".

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