An 'Historic-Budget' says APCC President

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Vijayawada, Mar 2 (UNI) The Union Budget presented by the Finance Minister P Chidambaram is an 'Historic Budget' and the farmers throughout the country would appreciate it, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President in-charge G S Rao said.

Addressing newspersons here today, he said the 'farmers-oriented' Budget would benefit 75 per cent of the farmers in the State.

He hailed Mr Chidambaram for the Rs 60,000 crore relief packag to farmers.

Sttaing that the Rs one lakh crore Andhra Pradesh Budget and the Union Budget would benefit 85 lakh farmers in the State he welcomed the Centre for allocating more funds particularly to Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA).

He lauded the several development and welfare projects taken up by the Congress Government in the State.


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