NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who specially focuses on the rural areas in the latest budget, has been allocated more than half of the budget in rural areas. More importance to Agriculture and rural development. In the year 2018-19, more than half of the total budgeted amount of Rs 14.34 lakh crore will be spent on employment, development, infrastructure and other schemes in rural areas. A total of 3.17 lakh km long roads will be built in rural areas and 51 lakh new houses will be constructed. The new 1.75 crore households will be provided with electricity connections and 1.88 crore toilets will be constructed.
A total of 321 crore work days will be provided in 2018-19. “The goal of the government is to provide maximum livelihood in rural areas of the country. For this purpose, the rural areas have been allocated for livelihood, agriculture and allied sectors and infrastructure, “Jaitley said. The Rural Development Department has been allocated Rs 1, 12,000 crore Rs. 7 thousand crores more than last year.