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Debate over reforms dissipating as poor benefit, says Arun Jaitley

Outcome of note ban has proved that neither GDP nor agricultural output suffered, says Arun Jaitley

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the whole debate over the political cost of economic reforms has dissipated with the benefits reaching the deprived sections of society. He also said the outcome of demonetisation has proved critics wrong as neither the GDP nor agricultural output suffered. Appreciating the rural masses for being flexible in adapting to technologies, the Finance Minister said, "One great advantage of this whole exercise (demonetisation) was the movement towards digitisation. And movement towards digitisation itself has created newer technologies, ...

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First Published: Tue, May 02 2017. 17:12 IST