If the latest round of online suggestions are an indicator for Budget 2016-17, finance minister Arun Jaitley is likely to focus more on agriculture, farmers and schemes such as Make in India, Skill India, Mudra Yojana.
According to the final results of the Twitter poll conducted by the official Twitter handle of Ministry of Finance for inviting suggestions for the Budget, farmers garnered 57 per cent as the most preferred section among youth and women, middle class and underprivileged.
For another question, agriculture was voted for the maximum with 55 per cent of the votes out of 4,021 votes, followed by manufacturing and infrastructure, startups and services.
Among the government schemes, Mudra Yojana, Make in India and Skill India have found favour among the public for greater focus in the upcoming Budget over other schemes such as Swachh Bharat, Digital India, Jan Suraksha and gold schemes among others.
The ministry had opened online voting through its Twitter handle for five days, seeking public opinions for four questions relating to Budget on February 11. In December, the finance ministry had invited suggestions and views from public for Budget on the ‘http://mygov.nic.in’ portal.