BUDGET 2016

Budget focused on rural development: Modi

PTI2_7_2016_000206A (File) The Budget reflects our commitment to electrify villages by 2018, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the General Budget was "focused on development of agriculture, farmers, women and rural areas".

"The Budget clearly calls for electrifying all villages thus giving an impetus to rural infrastructure," he said in a televised address.

The Budget reflects our commitment to electrify villages by 2018, he added.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday presented the General Budget in Parliament.

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