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West Bengal rolls out state budget with increased focus on welfare schemes

West Bengal's fiscal deficit this year has been pegged at about Rs 270 billion, against Rs 254 billion last year

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West Bengal Budget

Namrata Acharya  |  Kolkata 



West Bengal budget
From left Amit Mitra, finance minister and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, at a press meet in Kolkata | Photo: Subrata Majumder

Ahead of Panchayat Elections in West Bengal, state finance minister Amit Mitra presented a budget with an increased focus on welfare schemes, but without any rise in taxes.

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First Published: Thu, February 01 2018. 01:14 IST

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