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Budget leaves Rs 1 trn in consumers' hands but tax targets look ambitious

Major boost to consumption but scepticism around growth stays

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Vishal Chhabria 

As a proportion of the annual target of Rs 11.5 trillion, the actual collection is 64.7 per cent of direct tax
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With distress levels rising among farmers, unorganised workers as well as the middle class and the BJP recently losing elections in three key states, it is not surprising that the Narendra Modi government has announced sops for these three segments in its last Budget before the Lok Sabha elections.

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First Published: Fri, February 01 2019. 22:29 IST