New Delhi, July 5: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday presented her maiden Union Budget 2019 and gave big relief for the ailing agriculture sector. Though she didn't announce the amount for the revival of the sector she announced several schemes like Jal Jivan Mission and Zero Budget Farming to double the farmer's income.
The Minister announced Zero Budget Farming for the farming sector and double farmer's income. Along with this, she stated that the government is committed to ensuring water conservation for farming and ensure safe drinking water for all. This would be taken under Jal Jivan Mission, which would ensure the creation of local infra like rainwater harvesting to ensure sustainable development. Union Budget 2019 Highlights: Nirmala Sitharaman Makes No Changes in Income Tax Slab
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She informed the Union government has identified 1,592 blocks and 256 districts under Jal Shakti Abhiyaan. All the Union Ministries have been integrated for this project. 10,000 new farmers produce economy through e-NAM have been identified to ensure a fair price for the farmers.
Apart from this, she also proposed major schemes to generate employment for agro-based sectors under the MUDRA and others and specified training programmes for training schemes.