Published On : Sat, Mar 18th, 2017

Maharashtra budget 2017 – Big focus on Agriculture !!!

CA. Abhijit Kelkar

Nagpur: The Economic Survey Report (2016-17) has already pointed to accelerated growth in the country’s most industrialised state despite the demonetisation move. The projection of a double-digit positive growth for the farm sector, which provides livelihood to over 58 per cent of the state’s population and With the goal of ensuring double productivity of farmers by 2021, the government announces that they would be looking into investments in the agriculture sector this year is a welcome move.

It is heartening to note for a common man that the finance minister has indicated that there won’t be any new tax burden on the common man.

Digitisation is on its way forward as 28000 gram panchayats in Maharashtra will become digital by 2018 and e administration will be future of governance.

The FinMin tried to give balance budget despite of bad weather conditions in past years, increasing debt burdens and effect of business slow down due to demonetisation.