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Budget 2020: FM Sitharaman sets agricredit target at Rs 15 lakh crore for FY21

Budget 2020: Indian Railways will set up Kisan Rail in public private partnership (PPP) mode for cold supply chain to transport perishable goods

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Budget 2020: FM Sitharaman sets agricredit target at Rs 15 lakh crore for FY21
Union Budget 2020: Govt has pegged the agricultural credit target at Rs 15 lakh crore for fiscal 2020-21

The government has pegged the agricultural credit target at Rs 15 lakh crore for fiscal 2020-21, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday.

In her second Budget presentation, the Finance Minister also said Nabard refinance scheme will be expanded.

Also read: Budget 2020 Speech Live Updates: Budget will boost people's income, enhance purchasing power, says Nirmala Sitharaman

She further said Indian Railways will set up Kisan Rail in public private partnership (PPP) mode for cold supply chain to transport perishable goods.

Also, Krishi Udaan will be launched by Civil Aviation Ministry to transport agri-products to national as well international destinations.

FULL COVERAGE:Union Budget 2020

The government will also promote one horticulture crop in one district on cluster basis, she said, adding that horticulture with 311 MT exceeded production of food grains.

She also said the government will take steps for conservation of marine fishery, and self help groups will be allowed to set up village agri-storage facilities.

Also read: Budget 2020: Watch Live Streaming on Aaj Tak, India Today, live telecast channels

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