Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman holds first pre-budget meet

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held her first pre-budget consultation meeting with representatives of farm bodies in New Delhi today. 

In the meeting, Ms Sitharaman sought the views of different agriculture organisations and farm economists on ways to boost the farm sector growth and double the farmers’ income.

Later in the day, the Finance Minister will seek views of Industry bodies and Trade association on various issues, including steps to boost FDI inflows and industrial productivity.

Ms Sitharaman will present the budget on the 5th of next month.

The Hindu

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