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Union Budget 2021: Need to move beyond the chant for real effect

What sort of grand policy produces the opposite result of the one that it sought to achieve? What failed and how would this be corrected?

Union Budget | Budget 2021 | Finance Ministry

Aakar Patel 

Aakar Patel

One of the more entertaining parts of Budget day is what comes after the speech. This is when anchors and journalists press the corporate grandees in their studio to rate the finance minister’s offerings on a scale to 10 and what they think those will achieve. Many thump the table each year no matter what was revealed (it would be instructive to go back to their scores of previous years and match them to what effect the Budget announcements actually had), some sit on the fence and a rare few say what they think.



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First Published: Tue, February 02 2021. 01:58 IST