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Economic slowdown | Ayushman Bharat | Budget 2020

Nivedita Mookerji  |  New Delhi 



Nivedita Mookerji

As starts to look more and more real than ever before and signs of investments fade, the Union Budget is being increasingly seen as a fountain of hope. The customary pre-Budget meetings between the government and the industry have taken place, but with a difference. Instead of the finance minister meeting business heads, the prime minister has done so. Of course, these interactions were not labelled as pre-Budget meetings, but the timing cannot be missed. While the picture of who’s who of India Inc standing along side the PM is sending out a message in the current times of distress, the next government step, possibly in the Budget, will determine India’s investment roadmap and job creation potential. The PM has given a call to the industry for unleashing the animal spirits, but there aren’t any takers yet.

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First Published: Wed, January 08 2020. 21:21 IST

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