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Agriculture ministry sends proposals to PMO seeking farm relief package

Updated : January 30, 2019 07:02 AM IST

Agriculture ministry on Tuesday sent proposals for a farm relief package to Prime Minister's Office (PMO) seeking its approval after Congress president Rahul Gandhi announced a minimum income guarantee for the poor if the party voted to power, said sources familiar with the matter.

Union cabinet is expected to soon approve a relief package for farmers grappling with falling prices of their crops and to tackle distress in the farm sector, according to sources.

The likely relief package is seen as an attempt to assuage the farming community's discontent ahead of the general elections.
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