Identifying the priority areas of the government, Shri Jaitley said a large amount of Rs. 50,000 crore will be allocated for the irrigation sector which is very crucial for growth of agriculture. In this context he spoke about the Financial Inclusion and the Social Security Schemes introduced by the government in detail and said that the next areas of financial inclusion will include agricultural insurance. Shri Jaitley however admitted that many reforms are pending, some of which could have been completed if the Parliament session could be held properly. However, the government will try to address the concerns of the industry, he added. In this context the Union Finance Minister appreciated the role of some states that they are doing well in a number of sectors.
A few stalwarts of business and industry from Kolkata like Shri Y.C.Deveshwar later participated in an interactive session with the Union Finance Minister.