"Credit is only one element of the story in the farm sector. I provided more credit. Budget can only address credit side and the farm sector has not done too bad this year," he said in his post-Budget comments.
The Finance Minister had announced debt waiver and relief worth Rs 60,000 crore to small and marginal farmers in the Budget, the last full financial statement before the general elections in 2009."This Budget will stimulate investment and growth and that growth will create wealth. The economy is growing by eight per cent, people have become more tax compliant and they are willing to pay taxes," he said on the buoyancy in government's revenues.