FM Jaitley should focus on agriculture sector in Budget 2017
Focusing on the primary sector should be the aim of the government and within the primary sector, it should be agriculture. Improvement in agricultural yields could transform the Indian economy to no bounds. It would automatically bridge the gap between rural and urban India, between the poor and the rich in society.
Within agriculture, the animal husbandry sector too could play a role. Tangible reforms are necessary in land transfer & ownership laws, giving incentives towards mechanised farming and in genetic animal breeding policies.
Initiatives like ‘E-Pashudhan Haat’ (an e-market portal for connecting breeders and farmers), ‘Pashudhan Sanjivani’ (An animal wellness program) and ‘Nakul Swasthya Patra’ (Animal Health Cards) have showcased present government’s vision on rural economy and it will definitely harness good results in near future.
Taking the ‘Make In India’ to next level, the government should now focus on ‘Make in Rural India’ campaign considering our Agriculture based economy.
Legitimising every commercial transaction, strengthening tax collection measures and easing out income tax, coupled with e-banking could supplement the growth drivers.
Source: ECONOMIC TIMES