Amid delayed monsoon and drought in some parts of the country, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be holding her first pre-budget consultation meeting on June 11 with farm bodies and agricultural experts.
Sitharaman will be presenting the Modi’s newly formed government’s first full budget on July 5.
As per the reports, to boost the farm sector growth and double farmers’ income, the Finance Minister in the meeting would seek the views of different agriculture organizations and farm economists on ways.
The meeting will have a special focus on giving a boost to allied farm activities such as fishery, poultry and animal husbandry.
To promote the allied farm sector, the government has created a separate fishery department and appointed a cabinet rank minister to promote the allied farm sector.
Most of the farm bodies have already submitted their memoranda of demands to the Union Ministry of Finance for consideration.