Union Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla today said the Center is committed to doubling the income of farmers by 2022.
"After coming to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to people from the downtrodden section of society to open bank accounts," he said.
The government has taken concrete steps as per the recommendations of Swaminathan committee reports, he added.
Nearly Rs. 87,000cr money deposited in 36,000 Jandhan accounts
"This (Jandhan scheme) was ridiculed by the opposition parties. Today, in those 36,000 Jandhan accounts, nearly Rs. 87,000cr have been deposited. This has proved to be an important step in strengthening the economy," Shukla said.
The Union Minister also said in the future, Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates of some necessary products will be reviewed and may be reduced.