Maharashtra Budget would Focus on Agriculture and Employment Generation

Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Sunday said this year's state budget will focus on employment generation and agriculture. The budget session of Maharashtra Legislature begins Monday in Mumbai. The budget for fiscal 2017-18 will be presented on March 18. Mungantiwar said that around 2.60 crore people in the state depend on agriculture for source of income. Their focus will now be on agriculture-based employment.

He chaired a meeting to decide annual plans for 11 districts in Vidarbha for 2017-18.

The Minister said he has directed the top officials to concentrate on factors like education, health and financial development in east Vidarbha. Mungantiwar also said that Octroi in Mumbai will stand abolished after the implementation of GST. However, the centre would compensate for the loss of Octroi.

By BOA Bureau