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India to Spend Nearly $13 Billion on Rural Welfare Projects

The Indian government has pledged to spend nearly $13 billion on rural welfare projects to help millions of farmers who have struggled with monsoons and crop failures for two years in a row. Presenting the annual budget Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley outlined plans to double the income of the country’s 120 million farmers by 2022. “We are grateful to our farmers for being the backbone of the country’s food security, we need to think beyond food security and  give back to...

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