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Rs20 lakh cr stimulus package: Sitharaman announces opening of coal sector, reforms in other areas

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the opening up of the coal sector and hiking of FDI limit in defence manufacturing among others as part of the fourth tranche of announcements. The announcements are part of the Rs20 lakh crore economic stimulus package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At a press conference, the minister said...

Third tranche of financial package focuses on agriculture: FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced the third tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package focussing on agriculture, dairy, animal husbandry, and allied activities. The Centre will immediately create a Rs 1 lakh crore Agri-Infrastructure Fund for farm gate infrastructure for small and medium farmers, most of whom are marginalised. “Financing...