Continuing on the path of fiscal consolidation, the Budget has proposed effective measures for economic growth with enhanced capital outlay and financial prudence. Honourable Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stuck to a pragmatic stand to keep the fiscal deficit in check at 5.9 per cent of the GDP.
The first Budget of the Amrit Kaal looked modern with a push to urbanisation, promising inclusive growth across the regions of the country and sections of the society, and extending due consideration to agriculture. The Budget promised futuristic measures with ample impetus to Artificial Intelligence, start-ups, skilling programmes, technology, knowledge society, digital payments and new labs for 5G services. While putting the economy on the right track towards India@100, sustainable and green growth