"Ujjawala Yojana target is being extended to eight crore women living below the poverty line. It was earlier at five crore. The women will receive a free gas connection," Jaitley said while presenting the Union Budget.
He also said that an Agri-Market Development Fund with a corpus of Rs 2000 crore will be set up for developing agricultural markets in the country.
The focus is on low-cost farming, higher Minimum Support Price (MSP) and emphasis will primarily be on generating farm and non-farm employment for farmers, in the coming year.
Further, institutional credit for agriculture is proposed to be raised to Rs 11 lakh crore for 2018-19.
The government has also announced a Rs. 10,000 crore allocation for fisheries, aquaculture and animal husbandry funds. (ANI)