Issue Date: Mar 20, 2013
For the past few weeks, the Congress-led Kiran Kumar Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh has been highlighting its commitment to farmers by hyping “the first ever agriculture budget in the history of the state”. The agriculture budget was to be presented along with the state’s budget for the coming fiscal year. But the much-hyped separate budget turned out to be a damp squib. On March 18, the day of the budget announcement, the state agriculture minister Kanna Lakshminarayana, could only present an action plan for agriculture and its allied sectors.
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