19-08-2014 02:11 AM | India

Separate budget for agriculture sought

The Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, affiliated to the Communist Party of India, has urged the Centre to come out with a separate budget for agriculture. It also wanted the Centre to accord priority to the agriculture sector and plan accordingly.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at the Sangam’s 25 State-level conference being held here. The three-day conference concludes on Monday.

It said India was an agrarian country with nearly 70 per cent of the population involved in agricultural production. Facing several challenges, farmers were losing hope and were driven to a situation of abandoning agriculture.
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