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Famers’ welfare to be priority in budget: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot

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February 7, 2021, 10:14 pm

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Jaipur: The Congress-led Rajasthan government will give the welfare of the farmers a priority in the upcoming state budget – 2021-22, chief minister Ashok Gehlot said on Saturday. He was having talks with representatives of farmers, dairy corporations, and tribal areas through a video conference. The budget session of the Rajasthan assembly will begin on February 10. As Gehlot holds the finance portfolio, he will table the budget in the assembly during the budget session.

“Adverse geographical challenges and lack of water have not deterred the farmers from contributing to the prosperity of the state. We will try to keep this in mind and make sure that there are announcements in the budget which reward this contribution and help farmers prosper,” he said.

“There are plenty of opportunities in the fields of agriculture and dairy products development. We can introduce new technologies and ideas to ensure that income sources for farmers are increased,” said Gehlot.

He added that his government has cleared insurance claims worth nearly Rs 8000 crores, benefiting 55 lakh farmers in the state during this tenure.

“We have taken several steps and made decisions to ensure positive growth for the farmers,” said Gehlot.

First published: February 7, 2021