May 25, 2024


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Status quo budget for agriculture and seed industry: FSII

Ram Kaundinya, Director General, Federation of Seed Business of India (FSII) commenting on the spending budget reported that 2021-22 spending budget was “ position quo budget” for agriculture in common and the seed field.

He reported that agriculture contributed noticeably to the effective struggle towards Covid-19 but did not get the desired interest in the spending budget. No transformative measures have been proposed.

He reported, “ Investments in investigate in agriculture are not resolved, in particular, due to the fact investigate and innovation is just one of the six pillars of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat and there is a will need to scale up personal sector investments in agricultural investigate. There is an urgent will need to stage up investments in investigate into agri biotechnology, seed technological innovation and modern-day systems for farmers. Seed field was anticipating the restoration of two hundred per cent tax deduction of investigate expenditures, but it has not been met”.

Kaundinya extra that the field anticipated a important challenge to make investments in scaling up domestic oilseeds output by incentives for farmers, use of modern-day systems in crops like mustard, soybean and floor nut, and many others with an eye on decreasing massive imports of edible oils. “The field also anticipated some important announcement of investment to force up agricultural exports to 100B$ in the up coming four-5 yrs. A exclusive economic corridor and cluster technique investments would have been in order” he reported.

“ Enhance in agricultural credit score to Rs. sixteen.54 lakh crores. Will assistance farmers in accessing far more credit score. Infrastructure oriented spending budget. Rs. forty,000 cr for rural infrastructure is a excellent evaluate. Will assistance villages and will indirectly gain farmers” Kaundinya extra. He welcomed stage to improve import duty on cotton as a beneficial evaluate to strengthen domestic rates.