India’s union budget due Feb. 1. will concentrate on supporting growth, balancing fiscal pressures and not resorting populism before the elections, according economist NR Bhanumurthy.
“There will be some temptation to go for populist measures,” NR BhanumurthyVice chancellor of Bengaluru-based Dr. BR Ambedkar School This is Economics University Telled Bloomberg Television’s Rishaad Salamat Wednesday. “But I would expect them to not bode that line.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi He is expected to prioritise macroeconomic stability and stick to fiscal consolidation in his final full year budget before the 2024 national elections. The In the fiscal ending, the government set out to reduce its budget deficit by 6.4% of GDP March Economists predict it will fall below 6% next Year.
NR Bhanumurthy The government should present a credible roadmap for fiscal consolidation to attract investors. The He said that administration should spend more money on rural employment and make a similar proposal to the urban sector in order to create job opportunities.
India’s In 2016, the unemployment rate climbed to a 16 month high DecemberThis is a growing problem for the government, given slowing growth and weaker demand at home.
“If you want to create more jobs, there is a need to sustain the recovery process that we have seen in the last two years,” NR Bhanumurthy said. The The budget is the central focus “should be on outcomes.”
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