Chidambaram holds first pre-budget consultation

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 02, 2013 14:50 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday held consultations with farm sector representatives for the 2013-14 Union Budget.

During the meeting, the representatives put forth many recommendations which they urged the finance minister to include in the budget to be presented in February.

The suggestions included setting up of National Agriculture Climate Damage Fund and creation of post-harvest infrastructure in villages, according to an official statement released after the meeting.

"Other suggestions included focus on National Agriculture Research System, extension of the advance quality seeds to the farmers, creating environment for equitable and employment generated agriculture," it said.

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