Budget 2016-17: Terrible Let-down to Indian Farmers

March 5, 2016 0 Comments

New Delhi, Feb 29: The farmers of India needed and expected a big deal from this year’s budget – they needed it because it is a time of unprecedented consecutive years of drought, and rising farmer suicides; they expected it because the Prime Minister and the government indicated that major pro-farmer steps would be announced in the Budget. The Budget presented by Finance Minister today is a terrible disappointment to the farmers of the nation. The most anti-farmer government in India’s history attempted to do an image makeover by projecting it as a pro-farmer budget – but it is generous with words, stingy with funds.