Mar 1 2016 | Web Exclusive

Budget Quotes | Mr Pramoud Rao, Promoter Managing Director, Zicom Group

“The highlight of the budget was its special thrust on agriculture and measures taken to double the income of farmers. in this budget we can see a lot of focus on rural areas. The crop insurance scheme and other allocations shows the government’s tremendous thrust on improving farmers welfare. The linking of rural roads, 100% electrification by 2018 and a lift in farmers income are positive signs. I feel, even if you double the farmers income it would stand less than 20,000. It could have increased more. But whatever that has been announced for rural improvement should be welcome”.