Budget 2017: It Is For The Poor, Farmer & Youth Says CM Raje

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Jaipur: Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday welcomed the Union Budget 2017-18, terming it an ideal reflection of the Narendra Modi government’s intent to work for the welfare of the poor, farmers, youth and women.

Raje said that the announcement of Mission Antyodaya under which the government has set target to bring one crore households out of poverty by 2019, reflected that poor especially in rural areas are in the top priority. She said that the massive increase in capital expenditure should lead towards infrastructure growth and create more jobs for the youth.

The CM welcomed the announcement to establish Strategic Crude Oil Reserve at Bikaner and setting up of Five Special Tourism Zones in partnerships with the States and the launching of Incredible India 2.0 campaign. Appreciating the announcements for farmers including setting up of dedicated micro Irrigation fund with NABARD and mini labs in all 648 Krishi Vigyan Kendras for soil sample testing, Raje also expressed her pleasure at steps taken to boost skill development and tourism.

She said, reduction of existing rate of tax for individuals between Rs. 2.5 lakh to 5 lakh from 10% to 5% will provide relief to medium class.