India’s 2020/21 budget focuses on tax cuts, farm spending to revive growth

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India’s 2020/21 budget focuses on tax cuts, farm spending to revive growth

On Saturday, the 1st of February 2020, Indian Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman had unfurled the world’s fifth-largest economy’s budget for fiscal year 2020/21 and pledged to proffer a boost to the purchasing power of the Indian nationals.

More importantly, India’s 2020/21 fiscal year budget came as an ludicrous challenge for the Indian Finance Minister, Sitharaman, while the nation’s economic growth curve would more likely to fall well below a prior estimate of 5 per cent when the country's fiscal year ends on March 31st, remarking the nation’s weakest pace of growth since the era of great financial depression of 2007-2009.

In factuality, the significant-most part of India’s 2020-21 fiscal budget has been a rise on farm spending and a slash on personal taxes, two of the centrepieces of Indian economy long-overlooked, but analysts said a trim on personal taxes was aimed at the populations residing at the top of the nation’s economic pyramid citing a report where more than 10 per cent Indian population living at the top of the economic pyramid were found to have slashed their expenses by more than 30 per cent at the third and fourth quarter of last year.

Besides, as the India of PM Narendra Modi has long been duelling against the nation’s worst economic slowdown in decades, 2020/21 budget had failed to meet analysts’ expectation and an en masse sell-off was expected when the market will open on Monday (February 3rd).

Meanwhile, adding that farming allowance had been up by 5.6 per cent to $39.8 billion on a year-on-year basis, Sitharaman said in her Saturday’s budgetary speech, “People have reposed faith in our economic policy.

This is a budget to boost their income and enhance their purchasing power. The government is in complete denial that the economy faces a grave macroeconomic challenge. ” Apart from that, Sitharaman set the nation’s fiscal deficit at 3.5 per cent for 2020/21, while she was also quoted saying at some part of her budgetary speech that an additional $50.7 billion would be allowed to recover a havoc-scale water-shortage which had long been tormenting Indian agriproducts and related businesses.