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Tamil Nadu Budget aims to cut revenue deficit by Rs 7,000 crore

Rs 2,531 crore for waiver of agricultural loans, Rs 1,000 crore for waiver of jewel loans and Rs 600 crore for waiving self-help group loans has been allotted

P T R Palanivel Thiagarajan
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Tamil Nadu Finance Minister P T R Palanivel Thiagarajan

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The DMK government in Tamil Nadu on Friday presented the Budget for 2022-23 in the Assembly and Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan said for the first time since 2014, the revenue deficit is set to decrease by over Rs 7,000 crore.

Tthe main opposition AIADMK staged a walkout and boycotted the Budget presentation, the second by the DMK government after it assumed power in May 2021.

Citing the pandemic, the floods, and the government action to tackle the situation, Thiaga Rajan said such aspects had a negative impact on the stressed state’s fin­ances. 

In view of the prudent fiscal management, the overall revenue

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First Published: Mar 19 2022 | 1:01 AM IST

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