MUMBAI -- As many as 19 MLAs were suspended on Wednesday by Speaker Haribhau Bagade till 31 December in connection with the uproar in the Maharashtra Assembly on 18 March during the budget announcement.
Expressing disappointment over the announcement made by Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar in the state budget for 2017-18, the opposition MLAs burnt copies of the same outside the assembly on 18 March.
Despite demands from the Shiv Sena and other opposition parties, Mungantiwar did not make any announcement on the loan waiver for farmers.
The government, however, allocated ₹8, 233 crore for various irrigation projects for the farmers.
"Maharashtra's growth rate for 2016-17 was 9.4% and we aim to take this at least in double digit in the coming year (2017-18). For farmers, ₹8,233 crores has been allocated for water resources and ₹2,812 crore has been allocated for Prime Minister's irrigation scheme proposed for year 2017-18," Mungantiwar said while reading out the budget.
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