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Government may announce a farmer income scheme in interim Budget

Updated : January 15, 2019 06:25 AM IST

In a bid to address farmers' woes before the Lok Sabha election, the government may announce a farmer income scheme in the interim Budget on February 1, 2019, said sources familiar with the matter.

The government is yet to take a final decision on the scheme, sources told CNBC-TV18, adding that agriculture ministry, finance ministry and NITI Aayog is discussing the possibilities and implications of the scheme.

According to the sources, the government will ensure dedicated funds for the scheme.
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