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India aims to use budget to woo rural voters

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The budget is likely to offer incentives to the farm sector and small businesses. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will likely step up funding of existing rural programmes such as a jobs guarantee scheme, rural housing and a crop insurance plan.

New Delhi

INDIA'S government will be trying to woo back rural voters and small businesses when it announces the 2018/19 budget on Thursday and pick up economic momentum as it heads into a season of elections, officials said.

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