Thursday 2 February 2017

Budget 2017 point on Rural sector

Following are the highlights of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's 2017 Budget
The Union Budget 2017 was broadly focused on 10 broad themes — farmers, rural
population, youth, poor and health care for the underprivileged; infrastructure; financial
sector for stronger institutions; speedy accountability; public services; prudent fiscal
management; tax administration for the honest.

Rural sector
1. Government targets to bring 1 crore households out of poverty by 2019
2. During 2017-18, 5 lakh farm ponds to be taken up under MGNREGA
3. Over Rs 3 lakh cr spend for rural India. MGNREGA to double farmers income
4. Participation of women in mgnrega up to 55%
5. During 2017-18, 5 lakh farm ponds to be taken up under MGNREGA
6. Using space tech in a big way to plan MGNREGA works
7. We propose to complete 1 crore houses for those without homes
8. Allocating Rs. 19,000 cr for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in 2017-18
9. We are well on our way of achieving 100% rural electrification by March 2018.
10. Swachh Bharat mission has made tremendous progress, sanitation coverage has gone up from 42% in Oct 13 to 60% now.
11. Sanitation coverage in rural areas gone up from 42% in Oct 2014 to 60%


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