Many sops for farmers in BSY’s ‘agriculture budget’

The B S Yeddyurappa government rolled out a whole new slew of populist schemes in its 2011-12 revenue surplus Budget on Thursday, targeting an increase in the number of ‘direct beneficiaries’, especially in the agriculture sector. New schemes announced in Yeddyurappa’s Budget include a provision of Rs. 10,000 each to 10 lakh small farmers in dry lands, reduction of interest rates on co-operative bank loans from three to one per cent, and regularisation of one lakh unauthorised irrigation pump sets at a cost of Rs. 100 crore.–agriculture-budget-/754473/

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