Bangalore: The agricultural sector has been given prime place in the State Budget presented to the Legislative Assembly on Thursday by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who also holds the Finance portfolio.
Mr. Yeddyurappa’s focus on agriculture is reminiscent of the Union Budget presented by the first Janata Party Government of Morarji Desai in the post-Emergency era.
The estimated expenditure on agriculture and irrigation is Rs. 17,857 crore, which is a quantum jump in allocation.