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Basic income support to cost at least Rs 1.5 lakh crore to the nation

Updated : January 29, 2019 03:46 PM IST

In comments that come a day after the Opposition Congress promised to roll out an income support scheme if voted to power after the summer elections, the agency said it expects the forthcoming budget to have such a measure.
"The roll-out of income support as a core centrally sponsored scheme is a better option than debt waivers," it said, adding that the government may announce a relief package for farmers while presenting the vote on account for FY20 in line with the Rythu Bandhu scheme of Telangana.
Basic income support to cost at least Rs 1.5 lakh crore to the nation
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