Tag: union budget 2021

Prescriptions for a post-Covid Budget

Written by Hitesh D Gajaria The past nine months have been unprecedented as we witnessed a series of relief and economic stimulus measures to help the economy recover from the effects of the pandemic. The focus of these has understandably been on providing relief in …

In agriculture, R&D needs attention, subsidy bias must be corrected

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman needs to be complimented for bringing about transparency in the Union Budget, at least in the part on the agri-food sector. Year after year, a substantial part of the food subsidy was being put under the carpet by increasing the Food …

The ailing economy needs much more than what Budget 2021 offers

Expectations from Budget 2021 were high. Unsurprisingly so, for an economy battered by two years of slowdown, with a pre-pandemic annual growth rate of 4 per cent being a decadal low and the subsequent collapse in economic activity due to the pandemic which is expected …