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Infra development, clearing backlog of defence purchases to be priorities for future: FM

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday the government s priority for the future would be infrastructure development and clearing backlog of defence procurement, among others. Development of rural India and improvement of healthcare and education would be the other priority areas, he said at the Hindu Business Line award function here. In future may be four priorities-- rural India, backlog of defence procurement, healthcare and education and of course infrastructure, he said. I foresee a better quality of life in urban slums, rural India and the policies must be aimed at allowing these people to aspire and get into at least neo middle class. Two areas where we seriously need to concentrate is healthcare and education, he said. There are some areas which are growing and some require support from the government for improving capacity like rural sector, he said, adding higher resources would help the government to spend more on infrastructure development. The effort of the ...


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