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Agriculture: Absence of a Big Push

What are the implications of the loan waiver announced in the budget 2008-09? How well has the budget tackled the core issues in agriculture?

Agriculture: Absence of a Big Push (1-2 ha) was estimated at Rs 50,000 crore, and the one-time settlement relief for other farmers was estimated at Rs 10,000 crore. Initially, there was lot of criticism that the nance minister (FM) did not make provisions for the loan waiver scheme in the S Mahendra Dev budget. The FM, however, later announced

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