The glimmer of hope held out by the reforms suggested in the Economic Survey has proved short-lived. The road map suggested to the Government by its in-house Economists in the Economic Survey has not been found acceptable by the UPA.
'...in reconciling the short term requirements of our economy, to provide a stimulus to the growth process and simultaneously to ensure that we recapture the rhythm of the growth process despite the recessionary tendencies in the world economy.'
'The revenue deficit as a percentage of GDP is projected at 4.8% compared to 1% in BE 2008-09 and 4.6% as per provisional accounts of 2008-09. The fiscal deficit as a percentage of GDP is projected at 6.8% compared to 2.5% in BE 2008-09 and 6.2% as p
This is not an Interim Budget; this is not even an Internment Budget; Sir, this is an internment budget -- for burial. And the only good thing about it is that it is the last Budget of this government, and I am very sorry that this is being given by
The only cheer is the promise to provide training and financial assistance of Rs 500 per month to young widows in 18-40 age group, and a new pension scheme for the disabled and widows in 40-64 year group
'The UPA government has neither succeeded in addressing the key issues affecting people like the agrarian crisis, price rise and unemployment nor has it met the crucial promises made in the NCMP like spending 6% of GDP on education, 2-3% of GDP on he
'...both the economy and governmental finances,' charges the BJP. ' The Aam Admi has suffered like never before on account of unbridled price-rise of essential commodities which even today continue to rise in double digits, loss of livelihood, econom