The government is doing things in agriculture that count for little, says Shreekant Sambrani. Roughly a third of the way through his Budget speech three weeks ago, the finance minister paused for dramatic effect before presenting the 10 thrust areas of the Budget. Agriculture, rural development and youth occupied the top three places. Arun Jaitley claimed that he had made substantial increases in allocation to these and proceeded to announce a raft of schemes: Soil health cards, ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago
Shreekant Sambrani: Budget does little to relieve Bharat's distress - Business Standard, 1 week ago
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'We need to put aside our anxieties about the Budget for now and possibly for long, and carry on as best as we can,' advises Shreekant Sambrani.Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Big News about the Budget for 2017-18 that Mr Arun Jaitley presented in Parliament on February 1 is that there is no Big News. Sure, it broke some new ground, such as advancing the date of presentation to the start of February from the end of the month, took into its fold the hitherto separate Railway Budget ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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