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Budget 2023-24: Stay on fiscal glide path, economists advise FM Sitharaman

The Finance Ministry was also urged to continue with long term loans to states to support their capex programs, and give them more leeway to spend, in order to boost growth

Nirmala Sitharaman
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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Arup Roychoudhury New Delhi
The Union government could target a fiscal deficit of 5.8-6 per cent of nominal GDP for 2023-24, and it should continue its capital expenditure push and look to simplify the personal income tax regime, economists recommended Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her team during their pre-Budget interaction on Monday.
 
Starting last week, Sitharaman had eight pre-Budget consultations this time. More than 110 invitees representing seven stakeholder groups participated in these meetings, the finance ministry said in a statement. The stakeholder groups included representatives and experts from agriculture and agro-processing industry; industry, infrastructure & climate change; financial sector and capital markets;

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First Published: Nov 28 2022 | 6:35 PM IST

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