“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”.