New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitely has started presenting Union Budget 2015 in Lok Sabha. While people all across India are glued to TV sets to know about the budget, the minister started the speech in an intriguing style.
"Kuch toh phool khilaye humne, kuch toh phool khilane hai, par baagh mei abhi kaatein purane hai", these were the words which the minister echoed before delivering the speech. Indeed, this short poetry made the speech more impactful and effective.
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Through his words, the minister wanted to highlight his government's achievements and troubles they faced while achieving that. With this he also cleared that there are lot more things coming for aam janta.
There are high expectations among the common man of the upcoming Budget as they want to see some significant policy changes that would make a positive impact on their day-to-day lives. Clearly, the burden of expectations will be enormous for the finance minister.
The minister has to do a tightrope walk in balancing public expenditure, subsidies and revenue generation. Till now the minister has revealed the 4 achievements of Govt: PM's Jan Dhan Yojana, transparent auctions & Swachh Bharat, controlling inflation.
Yesterday, Jaitley presented India's Economic Survey in Lok Sabha projecting growth at over 8 per cent for next fiscal and said inflation was easing, while setting the agenda for big-bang reforms to attain double-digit expansion, cut rich-benefiting subsidies and push investments in a clean, green way.
"The growth estimates of over 8 per cent for the year is on expectations that the monsoon will be favourable, as it was forecast to be normal, compared to last year. Double-digit growth can help in 'wiping every tear from every eye' and realising the aspirations of India's youth," the survey said.