"The budget has a very obvious rural development focus. The FM has shared his vision of providing socio economic security for the rural, farming community, poor and vulnerable. We believe that the focus on rural electrification, skill development schemes, farming focused interventions, farm to market connectivity, agriculture and farmer welfare schemes targeted at income generation and security will impact favourably on the rural community. The Government should be congratulated for taking these very aggressive and commendable steps and now the on-ground implementation and monitoring to ensure that targets are met will be the key".
The author is Co-Founder, Mrida Group, a Social Business Venture