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Subhomoy Bhattacharjee  |  New Delhi 



Nirmala sitharaman, Finance minister

In the five-part economic package of the central government announced last week by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the decision to allow only domestic companies to bid for government tenders of Rs 200 crore or less came pretty late. Since it sat well with the government plan to promote “local”, it was nevertheless picked up.

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First Published: Wed, May 20 2020. 16:01 IST

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