The agriculture sector occupies centre-stage in our resolve to promote inclusive growth, enhance rural incomes and sustain food security. To spur the growth in this sector, the Government intends to follow a four-pronged strategy covering (a) agricultural production; (b) reduction in wastage of produce; (c) credit support to farmers; and (d) a thrust to the food processing sector.
“I propose to provide further capital to strengthen the RRBs so that they have adequate capital base to support increased lending to the rural economy. The growth potential for this business activity in view of the emphasis of the government is vast and is poised to scale up exponentially over the years.)”
Shri. Pranab Mukherjee
As Finance Minister, Year 2010