Budget: Farmers to get Rs 6,000 per year in 3 installments

New Delhi: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, presenting the Interim Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha today addressed some of the distress that the farm sector has been facing.

He said farmers will be provided Rs 6,000 per year in three installments under a scheme and it will be fully funded by the central government.

Allocation to MNREGA has been hiked to Rs 60,000 crore for 2019-20, he said, adding, the Modi government had spent Rs 1.7 lakh crore to supply food grains at cheaper price to poor in 2018-19 as against Rs 92,000 crore in 2013-14.