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Podcast | Budget feedback

Podcast | Budget feedback
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First Published: Mon, Feb 28 2011. 07 04 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Feb 28 2011. 07 04 PM IST
Pranab Mukherjee on Monday for the third time presented the Union Budget 2011 with the UPA government in power. Experts consider this to be as a fair budget, with minimal changes.
Others think that he just expanded the scope of already existing plans and policies to include the current changes.
Mint spoke to N R Bhanumurthy, associate professor at Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. He commends finance minister Pranab Mukherjee for a job well done at containing the fiscal deficit at 4.6% ,against estimates figures of 4.8%. Though he thinks that the current government is over emphasizing on IT projects and mass projects like Adhaar (UID Mission) for transparency.
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We also spoke to Yamini Aiyar of Centre for Policy Research who thinks that instituting Group of Ministers for tackling corruption is a small step in right direction of addressing issues of accountability. Also, increased allocations for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan was expected as the free compulsory education has been made a fundamental right.
Listen to them for what they have to say about the Union Budget 2011.
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First Published: Mon, Feb 28 2011. 07 04 PM IST