India's government announced a multi-billion dollar package of farm and infrastructure support in its budget for 2020/21 as it blew past its fiscal deficit target for the year, but the stimulus fell short of market expectations and battered stocks. India is grappling with its worst economic slowdown in a decade, with falling employment, consumption and investment ratcheting up pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to revive growth. The government estimates economic growth this year, which ends on March 31, will slip to 5%, the weakest pace since the global financial ...
FM unveils Budget 2020 aimed at boosting incomes, spurring economic growth
Govt estimates economic growth this fiscal year, which ends on March 31, will slip to 5% - its weakest pace since the global financial crisis of 2008-09
Reuters Last Updated at February 1, 2020 15:56 IST