Government has since announced 50% subsidy on diesel and seeds to the agriculturists in the famine hit areas because of inadequate rains. This applies to 551 districts of the country which have been identified as famine hit. Subsidy on diesel is aimed at facilitating irrigation in the areas so affected and so is in respect of seeds. The state governments have been directed to implement the decision with immediate effect. The decision is quite in tune with the various other schemes launched to help the farmers and it is hailed every where, more so because it quite fits into the government’s move to extend priority consideration to agriculture. Soul of the country lies in the rural areas was the message of Mahatma Gandhi and a concerted move to promote the agricultural areas there is a right step in the direction of Indian economy which has been in doldrums since the days of the rule by UPA government in the country.