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Budget 2018: Rural focus a standout feature, says Dabur's Amit Burman

The revision in the fiscal deficit target for the year 2018-19 to 3.3% of the GDP is an area of concern

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Amit Burman
Amit Burman

Do you think the will revive the economy?

Definitely. The for the fiscal year 2018-19 presses all the right buttons when it comes to fueling the rural and agrarian economy.

This coupled with the higher spending on healthcare and infrastructure sectors will go a long way in reviving the overall economy.

What is the best thing about the

The focus on rural economy is clearly the standout feature of this year's The initiatives and the increased allocation were much-needed and much-anticipated moves, and will help fuel demand in the hinterland.

And the worst?

The revision in the fiscal deficit target for the year 2018-19 to 3.3 per cent of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is an area of concern. This target was set at 3 per cent, earlier, in the fiscal consolidation roadmap.

Will the fetch political gains for the Narendra Modi

This is a populist that seeks to boost consumerism across sectors. This should surely help the Narendra Modi

Amit Burman, Vice-Chairman, Dabur India

Amit Burman

Vice-Chairman, Dabur India

First Published: Thu, February 01 2018. 20:54 IST