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FM announces ₹65,000-crore fertiliser subsidy for farmers

PTI New Delhi | Updated on November 12, 2020

When the Centre provisioned close to ₹80,000 crore for fertiliser subsidy for this entire fiscal, how did all of it get used up in less than six months?   -  KSL

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced a ₹65,000-crore fertiliser subsidy for farmers as part of her stimulus package to boost the economy.

She said ₹65,000 crore is being provided to ensure adequate availability of fertilisers to farmers and to enable timely accessibility of fertilisers in the upcoming crop season.

She said an additional outlay of ₹10,000 crore will be provided for PM Garib Kalyan Rozgar Yojana in the current financial year. This, she said, will accelerate growth of the rural economy.

Sitharaman further said, ₹3,000 crore will be released to EXIM Bank for promotion of ‘Project Exports’ through lines of credits.

EXIM Bank extends lines of credits (LOC) on behalf of the government of India as assistance to developing countries under Indian Development and Economic Assistance Scheme (IDEAS) Scheme.

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Published on November 12, 2020

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