The Planning Commission will mull mull raising budgetary support to agriculture
at itas meeting due tomorrow.
minister Sharad Pawar today told the Rajya Sabha while answering supplementaries
that budgetary support for agriculture had decreased during the past years and
"we have been making a case for reversing that".
said that a group of ministers from six states under his chairmanship had submitted
its final report (on the issue) which will be considered by the full Planning
said the prime minister had called a meeting of chief ministers on 29 May to discuss
the report of the M S Swaminathan Commission on Agriculture Reforms.
if government was contemplating a move to empower banks
and financial institutions to take over land of farmers defaulting in payment
of their loans, he said "there is no such proposal and even is there is a
proposal, the government will not accept it."