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Budget: Rs. 100 crore announced for development of organic farming

Budget: Rs. 100 crore announced for development of organic farming

| | 10 Jul 2014, 03:30 pm
New Delhi, July 10 (IBNS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced some major initiatives for North Eastern States and the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana while presenting the general budget for 2014-15 in the Parliament.

In his maiden budget speech, Jaitley said, Rs. 100 crore is being provided for development of organic farming in North Eastern States in the current financial year.

With a growing global demand for organic food, North Eastern States will benefit from development of commercial organic farming, the Minister added.

The Finance Minister proposed a sum of Rs. 1000 crore for development of rail connectivity in the North Eastern Region over and above the amount provided for in the interim budget.

Jaitley said, in order to provide a strong platform to rich cultural and linguistic identity of the North-East, a new 24x7 channel called “ArunPrabha” will be launched for the expression of cultural identity and for creating greater awareness of the richness of the diversity of our country.

Jaitley also announced that his government is committed to addressing the issues relating to development of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in the AP Re-organization Act, 2014.

Provision has been made by various Ministries/Departments to fulfil the obligation of Union Government for both the states.

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